#atozchallenge: M is for Medication. Using the AsthmaSense Cloud App

Say it Rah-shay By Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 25 million adults and children in the United States have asthma. It is estimated that asthma affects 300 million people globally, and an additional 100 million people will suffer from asthma by 2025*.

Increased emergency room visits, hospitalizations, medical costs and deaths reinforce the need for better monitoring.
I was told about the The AsthmaSense Cloud application, which is available on iPhone and Android platforms, and these enhanced features to track and manage chronic asthma including:

  • Safe storage of a user’s asthma profile and event history in a password-protected, HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based data warehouse; 
  • Protected access and easy data recovery if one’s phone is replaced, lost, stolen or damaged; 
  • Ability to view and edit the application data on a computer; 
  • Tracking system to identify potential risk patterns and trends in asthma symptoms, medication use and testing results; 
  • Interactive medication and testing reminders as well as medication usage records; 
  • One-touch dialing of contact numbers, including auto-selected emergency number based on GPS location; and 
  • The ability to maintain multiple user profiles with a single application; a benefit to families with more than one person suffering from asthma.
In my experience, as the parent of an asthmatic I know all too well how frightening and frustrating it can be to watch a loved one suffer as they gasp for breath. There have been times when I have forgotten to give The Bee her medications or we have ran out of our prescription and had no refills. With the AsthmaSense Cloud app we can monitor her medication and symptoms and prevent those vicious attacks. The AsthmaSense app monitor’s The Bee’s symptoms, alerts us for her next scheduled dose and allows for easier access to her care in one convenient package. 

The app is very comprehensive, almost to a fault. It tracks everything from your medication schedule to triggers, symptoms and more. For The Bee’s needs, the app requested more information than I had available and things I had never thought to track such as her peak flow and Forced Expiratory volume. I will follow up with her physician’s office but at the These are things I never thought to ask her physicians for but will make sure I follow up in the future.

By no means do I tout this app as a substitution for medical care. This is simply a tool to assist with keeping all of your needs in one handy place. During our last visit I think I spent more time trying to remember the dates and times of The Bee’s episodes than our exam. This app helps keep all things in one place. 
The app is password protected so your medical information is safe. Profiles can be created for all of the sufferers in your life and it’s a nice supplement to whatever system of management you have in place. 


But, you don’t have to take my word for it. This service is available as a free download for your smart phone or you can go to the website and enter the information  We have only been using it for a week but so far for our needs it had been helpful to keep track of medication schedules.

To learn more please visit Asthma Sense online.

*World Health Organization. “Global surveillance, prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases: a
comprehensive approach.” (2007): page 16. Accessed Feb. 1, 2013

Disclosure: I was shared information about this app but not compensated in any way. All opinions and thoughts are my own.


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