DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 2, 2020 — Midmark Corp., a leading medical solutions provider for ambulatory care, launches the Midmark Digital Spirometer, designed to make the detection and management of asthma, COPD and other respiratory illnesses simple and effective.
“Asthma is one of the costliest diseases in the United States. Likewise, it is estimated that COPD will cost $49 million in 2020—strikingly, 75% of the cost is preventable,” said Kurt Forsthoefel, director of medical marketing, Midmark. “Our new digital spirometer offers a simple, effective way to make testing and management of asthma, COPD and other pulmonary diseases a routine part of the patient care strategy.”
Asthma and COPD have no cure and resulting damage to the lungs cannot be reversed. However, with early detection using spirometry, caregivers can help patients feel better and stay active while slowing disease progression. The ability to perform basic spirometry testing is critical in primary care facilities today.
The Midmark Digital Spirometer equips caregivers with the technology needed for early detection and management of asthma and COPD in patients. Spirometry testing is the most effective and common method for diagnosing COPD; it is also the recommended test for confirming asthma. Spirometry also can support disease management decisions and provide indication of how well treatments are working.
The Midmark spirometer works seamlessly with today’s top electronic medical records (EMR) systems for improved clinical workflow. The spirometry software will learn as it is used, intelligently populating patient race, age, sex and height (RASH) information from the EMR, then transferring test data back into the EMR to reduce transcription errors and missing reports. The spirometer utilizes the GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) classification for the diagnosis and management of COPD.
Technician and patient coaching videos, including patient demonstrations and testing techniques, are accessible directly from the main testing screen in the spirometer software (IQmanager) to help standardize training and improve test results.
For more information about the Midmark Digital Spirometer, visit: midmark.com/spiro.
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Midmark Corporation is the only clinical environmental design company that enables a better care experience for the medical, dental and animal health markets. With nearly 2,000 teammates worldwide, Midmark focuses on harmonizing clinical space, technology and workflows for caregivers and patients at the point of care. Founded in 1915 and headquartered in the greater Dayton, Ohio, area, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, with eight other locations in the United States as well as subsidiaries in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com.