Revon Systems and Family Community Clinic partner to raise awareness of COPD
Revon Systems and Family Community Clinic will partner on Friday July 28th to raise
awareness on proper diagnosis of COPD with the promise of mobile-phone-based artificial intelligence for ongoing management of the disease.
Louisville, KY: Local digital therapeutics company, Revon Systems, along with the Kentucky chapter of the American Lung Association are teaming up with a volunteer local expert pulmonologist to hold an initial COPD screening day at the Family Community Clinic of Butchertown on July 28. Screenings are being offered free of cost to current clinic patients, all of whom are uninsured or underinsured.
Revon Systems CEO, Dr. Ted Smith, said, “We are excited to offer our mobile phone-based health tools to members of the community who do not have access to regular healthcare. The promise of machine learning and AI is likely to be greatest for those who have fewer resources – now, even the most basic Android mobile phone can help your manage your COPD symptoms for free.” Becky Montague, Director of the Family Community Clinic, said “We are excited to expand the care we provide to include expert pulmonologist who compassionately volunteer their time to help us screen for these serious lung disorders. We are also interested in exploring how our clinic can help patients at home who are uncertain about their breathing symptoms and signs with the Revon App.”
This new partnership combines lung function screening for current patients of the clinic and the Revon COPD app for Android and iPhone . Diagnosis is the first step to managing the disease and improving daily quality of life. Revon will also provide pulse oximeters and thermometers to be used with the COPD app while the American Lung Association will provide each patient with a packet of lung health education. The project was also made possible by the generosity of Norton Healthcare through the lending of diagnostic equipment. This Louisville Health Advisory Board project is also aligned with the Humana Bold Goal community-wide effort to increase the number of Healthy Days.
About Revon Systems: REVON is a digital therapeutics company that enables patients to selftrack their COPD signs and symptoms. REVON has a built-in machine learning feature called a Smart Symptom Tracker that helps patients interpret troubling symptoms and signs with the goal of helping patient get to the right level of care earlier in their illness.
About Family Community Clinic: Family Community Clinic is a non-profit, free clinic that is registered as a Charitable Health Provider in Kentucky. Services are provided by volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health professionals to adults & children without health insurance for acute, episodic illnesses. Interpreters are available for Spanish speakers. The facility is run on generous donations and grants from private, family foundations and individual contributions. Donations to the Family Community Clinic are fully tax deductible.