What is the COPD Report?
Love the insights you've been gaining from your sensors but want to see the data displayed visually? Good news! We've created COPD Reports to conveniently view and share your Propeller data. Your reports will give you a more detailed insight into the status of your COPD and help you to identify ways to improve your COPD control. On the 10th of each month, you'll receive an email with your COPD Report attached as a PDF. It will give you information about the last 30 days of your COPD medication use.
What's in the COPD Report?
Note: All images used on this document are from a Propeller test environment and contain no actual patient information.
1 - Reliever use: We break down the past 7 days to show how many times each day you’ve needed to use your reliever inhaler. Breaking down the last 7 days gives your doctor a better insight into your current condition and how you're feeling. They can use this information, in addition to discussions around how you feel, to watch for acute exacerbations and immediate needs.
2 - Night-time reliever usage: Our system considers ‘night’ to be between the hours of 10pm and 7am. Knowing how often you use your reliever inhaler at night helps to determine what might be causing your symptoms. When people routinely experience symptoms at night, it could indicate that other issues, such as sleep apnea, are present.
3 - Reliever baseline: This lets you see the average number of times a day you’ve needed to use your reliever inhaler in the last 7 and 30 days. Understanding your baseline (average reliever usage) over the last 30 days and comparing that number to the last 7 days allows your doctor to see any recent change. If they can see your reliever inhaler usage increasing, this can indicate that you are having more symptoms and may need additional medications or adjustments to your current treatment plan.
4 - Preventer adherence: Here we look at the number of times you have taken your daily preventer inhaler over the last 30 days and compare that with what is prescribed. If you'd like to know more about how we calculate adherence, read this article.
5 - Daily and weekly average reliever trends: This portion of the report breaks down the times you use your reliever inhaler into daytime, afternoon, evening and night. We also look at each day of the week. Knowing the time of day and day of the week when you use your reliever inhaler the most can give you and your doctor a better insight into what might be causing your symptoms. This can also help to direct conversation around ways to help prevent or control those triggers.
6 - Reliever medication usage graph: This graph shows the number of puffs taken from your reliever inhaler each day over the last 30 days. Seeing information presented in this way allows you and your doctor to easily see what your inhaler use has looked like over the last month. It's also important to compare these graphs each month to see if there is any potential progression of the disease or a need for a medication change.
7 - Preventer medication usage graph: This graph shows the percentage of preventer inhaler medication take each day over the last 30 days. When your doctor prescribes a daily preventer inhaler, their goal is for you to take that medication each day, regardless of how you're feeling. You and your doctor can see how often you are using your preventer inhaler and look for any patterns that may be stopping you from using it as prescribed.
How do I view my report?
If you have more than 3 weeks of Propeller data and have synced your sensor recently, you will receive an email with your report on the first day of each month. When your report is ready we'll send you a push notification and a reminder in the app that your report is ready to view.
To view your report:
1. Open your email inbox.
2. Find the email from Propeller Health containing your report.
3. Download the .pdf attachment - this is your report.
4. Open the PDF file to view your report.
Note: This report can be printed or emailed so that you can share it with your doctor or care team!
What if I haven’t received a report?
We can only display data that we're given from your sensors. If you haven't had your Propeller sensors for more than 3 weeks or if you haven't synced them recently, you may not receive an email with your report. If you need help getting your sensors synced, have a read of this article.