|NICE aims to improve patient care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
An estimated 3 million people in the UK suffer breathlessness, a long-term cough or other symptoms caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But only around 900,000 are ever diagnosed - and most people don’t know they have the condition until they are in their fifties. Early diagnosis could help many people enjoy a much better quality of life. There is no cure for COPD, but it is possible to help people breathe more easily.
With a focus on patient centered care, the updated NICE Guidelines for the care and management of COPD outline the following key priorities for implementation:
Contained in Cellma’s assessments is a lifestyle section, which makes monitoring habits that would influence patient’s health more functional and comprehensive.
All Cellma’s modules are fully integrated. Thus monitoring lab results to produce patient and service dashboards, for the purpose of data comparison, analysis and evaluation, is made simple.
Apart from the ability to document recommendations and plans for treatment, Cellma’s patient communication functionality would benefit both the healthcare professionals and the patients in this respect; by sending text reminders to patients to remind them of repeat visits and upcoming appointments.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 07 February 2011 )|