Asthma management app maker AsthmaMD announced that its AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter is now available in 15,000 Walgreens and CVS stores across the U.S. AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter works in tandem with the AsthmaMD mobile app and MyAsthmaMD secure cloud portal for physicians.Working in tandem with a mobile app and MyAsthmaMD secure cloud portal for physicians, it helps asthma patients to more accurately track symptoms and medication adherence to preempt an attack. The program is also the first to integrate physician-prescribed asthma action plans individualized to the patient into a simple process.
“The current adherence rate to Asthma Guidelines to have a written asthma action plan is only about 30 to 50 percent. AsthmaMD improves that by making it very simple and quick to create and edit an action plan with a simplified and sequential breakdown of each step in the individualized action plan,” said Dr. Sam Pejham, co-creator of AsthmaMD and board certified pediatrician. “As a physician, I use this to save time and improve the quality of visits with my asthma patients by giving them a plan they can access and understand quickly right on their mobile device at all times.”
AsthmaMD also comes with a wealth of educational material within the app to help bridge the knowledge gap on asthma education.AsthmaMD also comes with a wealth of educational material within the app to help bridge the knowledge gap on asthma education. By inputting their physician-recommended management plan, the application will help patients to maintain adherence with medication reminders and insight into the patient’s digital diary. The app also displays the information in graphs for a visual look at areas like their level of control or if they’ve been regular in taking medication for various periods of time.
Finally, there’s the option to securely share information with doctors, so they too can help patients deal with the disease.