Digital Healthcare and Medtech News
20 May, 2023
PROPEL myCOPD Project Brief- Exploring the Implementation of myCOPD in NHS Respiratory Services.
Following bid writing support from the West of England AHSN, SBRI Healthcare, an Accelerated Access Collaborative initiative, in collaboration with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and Asthma + Lung UK, awarded funding to my mhealth Limited to support respiratory patients in January 2023
myCOPD offers COPD patients the potential to manage their condition remotely, reducing the need for frequent medical visits and hospital admissions. The project aims to build capacity in both primary and secondary care settings and improve patient outcomes.
The funding, provided through the SBRI Phase 3 grant, aims to explore the implementation of myCOPD, a digital therapeutic developed by my mhealth Limited, in two regions of the NHS with diverse populations and challenges.
Setting 1- Acute Setting- North Bristol NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
In North Bristol NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust we will assess the value of using myCOPD in patients admitted to hospital with an exacerbation and its ability to help prevent readmissions.
The primary outcome is to explore whether myCOPD supports patients to self-manage at home with clinical oversight reducing the risk of hospital readmission as part of the respiratory discharge bundle.
Hospital readmission rates for patients with COPD over 12- months following discharge with change in annualised hospitalisation will be collected for those using myCOPD and those who choose not to. Data relating to each patient’s admissions during the 12 months prior to enrolment will also be collected. Secondary outcomes include benefits to the acute workforce, healthcare utilisation, welfare and quality of life scores, environmental social benefit, myCOPD app usage and usage feedback.
Setting 2- Pulmonary Rehabilitation- Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
In Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we will work with local services to provide 'digital-PR' to isolated communities and increase the capacity and access to specialist support for self-management.
The primary outcome is to explore whether using a digital blended approach increases PR delivery and completion rates with improved outcome measures.
The total number of patients who were offered, started and completed PR using myCOPD to support a menu-based approach will be collected. The uptake rate, completion rate and level of completion (if not 100%) will also be analysed. Secondary outcomes include admission data, healthcare resource utilisation, welfare and quality of life scores, myCOPD app usage and usage feedback.
Full the full project brief please click here-
TopicsStudy COPD SBRI