Asthma Mobile Health Study
The Asthma Health app is the first product developed in collaboration with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This mobile health study has the potential to help patients monitor symptoms and medication usage while contributing to what may become the largest study of asthma management ever performed.
What the Asthma Health App Does
The Asthma Health app is a personalized tool that helps participants gain greater insight into their asthma, adhere to treatment plans, avoid triggers, and take charge of their health. The app provides personalized reminders to take prescribed medications, helps participants track their condition 24×7, allows them to review trends, and gives them feedback on their progress. We aim to help patients experience less asthma-related distress with better symptom control, improved quality of life, and fewer unexpected medical visits.
Asthma is one of the leading chronic diseases worldwide. In the United States alone, over 25 million people have asthma, costing the U.S. $56 billion annually. Taking medication as prescribed and avoiding asthma triggers are the keys to effective asthma management.
Big Data Analysis: The Future of Chronic Disease Management
Online mHealth studies at unprecedented scale will provide researchers with a new tool for studying chronic diseases like asthma. LifeMap Solutions analysts will work with our partners at Mount Sinai to develop algorithms that will be used to monitor asthma, providing new insights into the best ways to monitor disease status.
Personalized Medicine for Better Health
Every patient is different. Discoveries made with the Asthma Health app may enable the development of algorithms to help patients prevent, detect, and manage asthma exacerbations without expensive emergency room visits or inpatient hospital stays. They’ll also help identify the best ways to achieve optimal adherence by patients to their prescribed medications so they can achieve the best possible quality of life with minimal reliance on rescue medication.
Record and track your:
- Daytime and nighttime asthma symptoms and how they affect your daily activities
- Daily usage of controller and rescue inhalers
- Triggers such as colds, increased physical activity, strong smells, exhaust fumes, house dust, and animals
- Peak flow
- Emergency department visits, medical visits, and changes in medication
- Physical activity through Apple Health App-enabled devices
Receive reminders and notifications about:
- Your medications
- Local air quality
Use the convenient Doctor Dashboard to show your asthma care team:
- A concise summary of your recent asthma symptoms
- An overview of your current asthma control to help guide medical decisions
Education and empowerment are the keys to achieving optimal patient adherence to their care team’s guidance. Using this app, participants can:
- Learn proper inhaler technique
- Watch physician-approved videos for tips on effective asthma management
To join this research study on Asthma, you need to:
- Be 18 or older
- Have asthma confirmed by a doctor
- Not be pregnant
- Be a resident of the United States, United Kingdom, or Ireland
Apple Health App Data Access
Asthma Health will read and write the following Apple Health App data with your permission:
- Inhaler Usage
- Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
This app will read the following Apple Health App data with your permission:
- Date of Birth
- Heart Rate
- Sleep Analysis
Yu-Feng Yvonne Chan, MD, PhD, Director of Personalized Medicine and Digital Health, is the principal investigator responsible for the Asthma research project design and execution, along with 3 co-principal investigators:
- Eric Schadt, PhD, Director of the Icahn Institute, Chair of Dept. of Genetics & Genomic Sciences
- Joel Dudley, PhD, Director of Biomedical Informatics
- Linda Rogers, MD, Asthma Clinical Director
The Asthma Health app was co-developed with the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, which is located within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.