Characterized by increased difficulty breathing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for chronic and progressive lung diseases.

Affecting more than 11 million people in the U.S. alone, COPD may be caused by lifestyle, environment, or genetic factors. Often, COPD goes undiagnosed due to misattribution of the symptoms to aging rather than a specific illness. Though COPD has no cure, it can be successfully managed by a combination of medication, lifestyle changes, and social support.

Physicians have begun moving towards patient-centered COPD care, often customizing the treatment plan, medication, and care experience for their patient.

Connected health software is often an excellent support for providers looking to stay up to date with their patient’s information without conducting a physical consultation. Claricode worked with a large healthcare provider to integrate a spirometer, a device which measures lung capacity, into their existing software system so the provider can track the progression of their patient’s illness.

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