Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ) Overview

image: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ) Overview

The use of technology to monitor the patient’s condition at home was integrated into the existing care for patients with COPD.

This aimed to:

  • Prevent and reduce unplanned crisis episodes for people with COPD requiring hospital admission or re-admission.
  • Increase clinical resource capacity available within specialist and community teams to provide COPD services.
  • Introduce monitoring of essential vital signs for patient with COPD.
  • Improve self-management by engaging, educating and empowering patients and carers in understanding and managing their own COPD.

Download the Model of Care in Scotland for COPD below.

Click on the Images below for details of the technology used in each of the health boards involved.















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