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Remote patient monitoring in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  1. Megan R Chalupsky1,2,
  2. Krystal M Craddock3,
  3. Michael Schivo1,2,
  4. Brooks T Kuhn1,2
  1. 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA
  2. 2VA Northern California Health Care System, Mather, California, USA
  3. 3Department of Respiratory Care, University of California Davis Health System, Sacramento, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brooks T Kuhn, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA; btkuhn{at}ucdavis.edu

Abstract

Remote patient monitoring allows monitoring high-risk patients through implementation of an expanding number of technologies in coordination with a healthcare team to augment care, with the potential to provide early detection of exacerbation, prompt access to therapy and clinical services, and ultimately improved patient outcomes and decreased healthcare utilization.

In this review, we describe the application of remote patient monitoring in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease including the potential benefits and possible barriers to implementation both for the individual and the healthcare system.

  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Respiration Disorders

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  • Contributors MRC, KMC, MS, and BTK were all involved with study design, writing, review, and submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.