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COPD & COVID-19: Pandemic must prompt shift to connected care

For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a long-term lung illness, COVID-19 is having a major impact.

Posted on 20.10.2020

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The pandemic has disrupted traditional models of care and put vulnerable patients at risk. Keeping patients out of hospital – by reducing scheduled visits and avoiding emergency admissions – has become the top priority.

A silver lining in these difficult times is that the outbreak has sparked increased interest in telehealth, home monitoring and connected devices – highlighting innovative technologies that facilitate remote care. However, this has also brought into sharp focus a number of barriers to digital health.