October 17, 2022

New Evidence Demonstrates 83% of Spire RPM Patient Escalations Led to Medical Intervention

San Francisco, CA, – WEBWIRE – OCTOBER 17, 2022 – Spire Health, the leading provider of remote patient monitoring (RPM) for chronic respiratory disease patients, today announced the results of a new study on the clinical impact of RPM-based escalations. The researchers presented the data during the CHEST Annual Meeting 2022, held in Nashville from October 16-19, 2022. The study authors concluded that in 83.1% of instances where patients were escalated and seen by their provider, significant clinical action was taken to change the course of care. Spire Health will be exhibiting at booth 1323 throughout the Meeting.

“We continue to see the value remote monitoring has on identifying early changes in our patients’ health,” said Dr. Michael Polsky, Pulmonary Associates of Richmond. “At Pulmonary Associates of Richmond, we have found the combination of Spire’s early notifications paired with our practice’s protocols for timely care is improving health and outcomes for our COPD patients.”

In the abstract, Clinical impact of escalations triggered by remote patient monitoring in COPD, researchers retrospectively analyzed the chart data of 154 pulmonary patients enrolled on the Spire RPM service for 12 months who were escalated to their provider at the Pulmonary Associates of Richmond (Richmond, VA). In 83.1% of escalations, provider encounters led to changes in medication, a referral to another physician, and/or additional diagnostic testing. This was further broken down by intervention:

  • 50.4% steroid and/or antibiotics prescribed
  • 13.1% inhaled medication prescribed
  • 34.5% additional diagnostic testing and/or referral ordered  

“The evidence supports the use of RPM in chronic respiratory illness indicates that early intervention and treatment is possible and a promising approach to improve care,” said Neema Moraveji, Ph.D., co-author and Chief Science Officer at Spire Health. “The Spire RPM service enables physicians to change the course of care earlier and prevent further deterioration. We continue to focus on ways to ease the burden of illness and help patients live their best quality of life.”

About Spire Health

Spire Health is the leading digital healthcare company for continuous respiratory monitoring and actionable feedback. The Spire Health Tag enables remote patient monitoring with unparalleled adherence and clinical-grade accuracy. Spire Health’s remote patient monitoring approach has the potential to identify and predict health events, enable early interventions, and prevent hospital admissions. Spire is backed by leading medical health investors and has received a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services. For more information visit: spirehealth.com

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