The need for chronic disease management is ever-increasing and has become one of the greatest challenges for healthcare systems.
Specifically, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the most prominent and deadly respiratory diseases. According to the WHO, 250 million people suffer from COPD and in 2030, it is expected to become the leading cause of death. COPD’s sickness trajectories are often life-threatening to patients, time and resource intensive for physicians, and costly for healthcare systems. Patients too often present themselves to the physician after their disease status has already worsened or upon an exacerbation.