FireLogic said last March that it’s embracing Apple’s “digital hub” concept by adapting it to the home healthcare world with a new product series called the HealthEngage Technology Platform. The product is designed to assist chronic illness sufferers track the progress of their treatment. The company has now released version 2.0 of HealthEngage-Asthma, the first software application announced by FireLogic.
The software provides asthma sufferers with a way to track their meter readings, asthma attacks and the medication they’ve used. The data is uploaded to the HealthEngage secure server, where it’s available for view by the patient, their caregiver or their doctor. The software replaces paper diaries, which are the traditional method currently used for asthma management. It’s available for Macs, including Mac OS X, as well as the Palm OS.
Version 2.0 adds advanced symptom and peak flow graphing and advanced medication management to full reports for patients and physicians. It now also includes a Web version that works with the desktop and handheld versions.
“Seventeen million Americans suffer from asthma, including one in 10 children. It’s the fastest growing chronic illness in the country.
“Eighty percent of hospitalizations could be avoided with good health management,” FireLogic spokesperson Sharon Pizer told MacCentral. “The current paper diary approach isn’t working to help people manage this illness. Using HealthEngage-Asthma, asthma sufferers, including children, are able to better manage their healthcare and activities by having the ability to enter health information at any time from anywhere.”
A free trial version of the
HealthEngage Asthma software can be downloaded from the company’s Web site.