First Nation Group today announced a partnership with ZEPHYRx, enabling the Department of Veteran Affairs to access remote respiratory monitoring for Veterans with ALS, COPD, pulmonary disease, and other respiratory conditions, through their Patient Solutions platform. Through this exclusive partnership, First Nation Group, the premier medical-surgical, stocking distributor serving the Federal Government, will offer ZEPHYRx Home™, a remote spirometry cloud solution enabling patients to perform a pulmonary function test (PFT) at their convenience and in the comfort of their home.
For clinicians interested in monitoring their patients remotely, the First Nation Group’s Patient Solutions Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) can guide patients through their home spirometry, with all data captured in real-time for clinicians to access through a web-based Provider Dashboard. With a built-in video call feature, the ZEPHYRx Home™ solution allows for virtual monitoring and coaching, as well as prevention of even higher rates of delayed care.
“First Nation Group is honored to partner with ZEPHYRx to bring the latest technology in portable spirometry to VA patients,” said Glenn Munroe, Sr. Vice President of Business Development for First Nation Group. “Extending the capabilities of remote spirometry testing to help diagnose and improve treatment outcomes aligns well with the telemedicine goals of the VA. Combining our expertise in remote setup and monitoring with the ZEPHYRx Home solution, we’re able to support clinical staff efficiencies and monitor drug efficacy for disease progression.”
Extending VA spirometry labs into the patient’s home.
The patient’s personal Smart Spirometer connects via Bluetooth to the ZEPHYRx Breathe Easy mobile app which captures the patient’s data in a secure, cloud-based platform. Providers access that data in real-time through a web-based Provider Dashboard.
ZEPHYRx, a health information technology innovator and leading provider of end-to-end spirometry cloud solutions, empowers patients to actively manage and improve their own respiratory health through leading-edge technology and gamification.
“Remote spirometry is essential to monitor lung function between in-clinic visits, especially for Veterans suffering from chronic lung disease like ALS and COPD. We’re very excited to enter into this new partnership to enable clinical teams to deliver greater access of care to their patients,” stated Mike DiCesare, President of ZEPHYRx.
To explore First Nation Group’s newest remote spirometry product offerings, visit us at firstnationgroup.com.