California’s Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) implements Rimidi’s Respiratory Module for respiratory patient monitoring, based on data collected by Teva’s Digihaler® System
Digihaler is the first and only smart inhaler system that can provide objective data to help patients and their doctors better support asthma management
Teva and Rimidi look to expand respiratory monitoring program to additional health systems with the aim of assessing potential cost savings, hospitalization rates and the quality of asthma management
PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Teva Pharmaceuticals, a U.S. affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA), today announced that a respiratory patient monitoring program using data from Teva’s Digihaler System has been implemented within California’s Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) system. The program was designed in collaboration with Rimidi, a leading clinical management platform designed to optimize clinical workflows, enhance patient experiences and achieve quality objectives. Teva’s Digihaler is the first and only smart inhaler system that can provide objective data to help patients and their doctors better support asthma management
The implementation of this respiratory monitoring program in a large health system is a vital step in helping to ensure patients are getting the resources they need to develop informed treatment plans with their doctors. Teva and Rimidi continue to look for ways to expand this respiratory monitoring program by partnering with additional health systems in an effort to reduce high costs, lower hospitalizations and improve asthma management.
“Teva aims to be a leader in fusing technology and healthcare in order to help patients and their doctors more easily manage their treatment plans. Through collaborations with partners like Rimidi, we hope to improve the patient continuum of care, leading to a more cost-effective healthcare system,” said Manny Montalvo, Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Health & Innovation at Teva. “More than 34 million Americans live with a chronic lung disease, and approximately 25 million people in the U.S. currently have asthma.
We’re energized by the potential of collaborations like this to drive meaningful differences in how asthma is managed and treated, with the collective vision of one day predicting asthma attacks before they occur.”
Through this collaboration, DOHC has identified patients with respiratory conditions indicated for treatment with one or more of the products in Teva’s Digihaler family of inhalers, and who are appropriate candidates for enrollment via the Rimidi platform. Data from Teva’s Digihaler System will be available through Rimidi’s Respiratory Module, which is designed to give providers a more complete view of the patient to help guide treatment decisions for those with respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma.
“The ability to have a streamlined, comprehensive view of a patient’s health condition allows for more efficient and personalized management,” said Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO of Rimidi. “Rimidi’s Respiratory Module incorporates clinical decision support tools to help clinicians understand potential reasons behind a patient’s uncontrolled asthma, such as not taking their medication or not taking it properly. These factors are fundamental to achieving good asthma control.”
Integrating data from the smart inhalers into the clinician’s electronic health records through the Respiratory Module can help support the management of COPD and asthma. Longer term, outcomes from DOHC’s initial patient cohort will provide valuable insights to inform the use of data from Teva’s Digihaler System and the module in U.S. health systems. The platform can be used to monitor and manage large populations by a network of health systems, capturing objective and actionable data for asthma patients. The goal is to assess how this approach can help address high costs, lower hospitalizations and improve asthma management.
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About Teva Digital Health
Teva aims to be a global leader in personalized, predictive care, continuously investing in platforms and regulatory-compliant systems that will help change the nature of digital health as we know it. Teva’s proprietary software platform, Digihaler
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About Desert Oasis Healthcare
Formed in 1981 as one of the first medical groups in the desert communities of southern California, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) continues to advance with changes in the healthcare market. DOHC provides primary and immediate care, home health, palliative care, and other services to more than 60,000 members/patients living in the greater Coachella Valley and the Morongo Basin of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The multidisciplinary and comprehensive care programs of DOHC are committed to educating individuals on preventative health care in their daily lives, reflected in the DOHC motto, "Your Health. Your Life. Our Passion." For more information, visit
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