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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Is First New York Hospital to Offer Asthmapolis Mobile Asthma Management Program
Date:3/19/2013

MADISON, Wis., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthmapolis today announced Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is the first hospital in New York to offer the Asthmapolis system to families of children with asthma. Through its Breathe Easy Program, the hospital will provide families with free access to Asthmapolis, an FDA-cleared mobile health solution designed to improve the care of people with asthma, advance understanding of symptoms and triggers and help them achieve control of the disease.

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"Here in the Bushwick region of Brooklyn, we have one of the highest rates of asthma in the entire state of New York. The patients we serve in this community experience too many hospitalizations, emergency department visits and readmissions for asthma attacks," said Dr. Gustavo Del Toro , chief medical officer at Wyckoff. "By partnering with Asthmapolis to introduce the first of its kind program in New York, we can use this mobile asthma management system to strengthen our level of chronic care, decrease those ED visits and hospitalizations, and ultimately improve the quality of life for children with asthma in Bushwick."

Asthmapolis uses a novel combination of smartphone applications and snap-on sensors that track when and how often patients use their inhaled medications. The platform, available in both English and Spanish, is designed to help families stick with their child's daily preventive medications, reveal insights about a child's use of rescue medications and provide personalized feedback, targeted education and other tools that improve parents' ability to successfully manage their child's disease.

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