Digital Health Intervention for Asthma: Patient-Reported Value and Usability

A report on a 12-month study evaluating patient-reported effectiveness and value of Propeller Health’s electronic inhaler sensor has been published by JMIR Publications. Doctors collaborating on this study represented five different organizations:

  • Dignity Health – Rajan Merchant, MD; Rubina Inamdar, MD
  • Propeller Health – Kelly Henderson, MPH; Meredith Barrett, PhD; Jesika Riley; David Van Sickle, PhD; David Stemper, MD
  • University of California Berkeley – Jason G Su, PhD

The objective of the study was to “evaluate patient satisfaction, perception of usability and value, and desire to continue after 12 months of using a digital health intervention to support asthma management.”

The study found that 79 percent of participants that responded to the survey said they were very satisfied with the inhaler sensor device. An additional 20% reported being “somewhat satisfied.” Ninety percent of reporting participants said that they were satisfied with the reports produced by the device and found them helpful in learning about their asthma. Overall, 72% of respondents said they would be interested in continuing to use the sensor after completion of the study.

Read the full study on JMIR.