Collaboration on Chronic Disease Self-Management Methods to Provide Needed Support for COPD Patients
Waltham, MA and Washington, D.C. – October 11, 2016 – EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions, and the COPD Foundation announced today that executives will jointly present self-management methods for chronic disease at the Aging 2.0 Optimize Conference, taking place October 12 – 14 in San Francisco, CA.
Deb McGowan, Vice President of Population Health and Care Delivery for the COPD Foundation, and Dr. Liat Tsoref, VP & GM, Digital Health BU at EarlySense, will address how contact-free monitoring technology can play a key role for seniors who want to maintain independence by self-assessing their health at home. McGowan and Tsoref will discuss how overnight continuous monitoring of respiratory rate and heart rate can be used to evaluate seniors with COPD to improve compliance and effectiveness of treatment methods.
“Collaboration between patient advocacy groups and technology innovators is integral to introducing new solutions that can help patients support their own physical and emotional well-being,” said McGowan. “COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with 15 million Americans affected and another 15 million who remain undiagnosed. Although there is no cure for COPD, patients can do a lot to manage their symptoms, if the disease is detected early. Empowering patients and their families to learn about their condition with at home real time information is the wave of the future.”
The joint session, taking place during the Evidence-based Telehealth breakout session, will explore how technology is facilitating self-management, how data can be shared with care givers, and the importance of creating a supportive peer network. Additionally, Dr. Tsoref will outline how COPD Foundation members will be beta testing EarlySense’s at-home wellness tracking solution, which provides an accurate and comprehensive view of nightly heart rate and breathing patterns as well as sleep. This information can be used to track changes and better understand how activities or treatments may impact these wellness parameters.
“Given the growth of the aging population, self-tracking solutions are being increasingly adopted to provide an accurate picture of health and assist with self-compliance of suggested treatments –while allowing individuals to maintain their independence,” said Dr. Tsoref. “We value our work with the COPD Foundation on an easy-to-use solution that meets the needs of their stakeholders, and are pleased EarlySense can provide valuable at-home tracking options for this population.”
The joint presentation will take place on Friday, October 14th at 8:50 a.m.
EarlySense will be exhibiting at Aging 2.0 (Table # 137). To arrange a meeting or demo please contact Miranda.Shaw@earlysense.com.
The COPD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization created in 2004, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Miami, FL. The COPD Foundation was established to undertake initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD and improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD. The Foundation’s activities focus on achieving these results through its research, education and advocacy programs. For more information, please visit http://www.copdfoundation.org/ .
EarlySense provides contact-free, continuous monitoring solutions for the medical and consumer digital health markets. EarlySense’s patented sensor and advanced algorithms monitor and analyze cardiac, respiratory, sleep and motion parameters. Used in hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide, EarlySense assists clinicians in early detection of patient deterioration, helping to prevent adverse events, including code blues, preventable ICU transfers, patient falls and pressure ulcers.
The myEarlySense smart home-compatible consumer solution brings hospital-proven technology to the home, providing valuable data regarding wellness and sleep. myEarlySense OEM technology is at the core of wellness and sleep products marketed by international partners including Samsung, Beurer and iFit. EarlySense was founded in 2004 and has offices in Waltham, MA, and Ramat Gan, Israel.