NICE recognises Smartinhaler as best practice for asthma care

NICE recognises Smartinhaler as best practice for asthma care

11/01/2017

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recognised digital platform Smartinhaler as the most effective means of improving asthma medication adherence in new guidance.

The Medtech Innovation Briefing - designed to accelerate NHS access to innovation in new treatments and diagnostics - reports that the device has also been proven more effective than the current practice in reducing hospitalisations and time needed off school or work.

Developed by Auckland, New Zealand-based digital health specialist Adherium Limited, the Smartinhaler technology clips onto standard asthma inhalers to monitor the activation of a patient's inhaler and provide audio and visual medication reminders.

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