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Oxygen levels app leads to early release of 1,000 Covid-19 patients

Home monitoring programme allows patients to monitor oxygen saturation levels at home and share data with healthcare staff

17th May, 2020
The 'PatientMpower for CF' app.

A new app that allows for at-home monitoring of oxygen levels has led to the early discharge of over 1,000 Covid-19 patients, freeing up space in hospital beds around the country.

Developed by Irish technology company PatientMpower, the Covid-19 remote home monitoring programme is now in clinical use at over 20 centres in Ireland.

The app allows hospitals to discharge patients with less severe Covid-19 symptoms, where they can self-isolate and monitor their oxygen saturation levels, sharing...

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