How digital health companies can integrate air quality insights for personalised health care


October 13, 2020
Digital Health

How digital health companies can integrate air quality insights for personalised health care

Air pollution is considered to be a major threat to global health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution accounts for 4.2 million premature deaths annually. Air pollution causes many mild to severe diseases and exacerbates pre-existing medical conditions like asthma, COPD, and other respiratory and cardiac issues in both children and adults.

The complex correlation between air pollution and human health is only now being studied extensively. Air pollution levels that can cause long-term health effects are not always visible to the naked eye. Mitigating the adverse impacts of poor air quality requires behavioral changes. People need relevant data-driven actionable insights for informed decision making for their health.

Why Digital Health Companies Need Environmental Intelligence?

Environmental intelligence is highly sought after by digital health companies to deliver personalized health recommendations for improved personal health and wellness. The data is highly valuable for patients as it helps chronic disease management, amongst other things. 

Environmental factors such as poor air quality and pollen can trigger asthmatic conditions. Managing personal exposure to poor air quality and pollen is crucial for those with chronic conditions. 

With the global pandemic, patients have to focus on self-care to manage their chronic diseases. Relying on in-person healthcare providers is unsafe and difficult. As a consequence of this, remote patient monitoring and symptom management have taken precedence. 

Real-time data insights will help evaluate health impacts and implement adequate preventative measures. Without access to actionable air quality data, healthcare providers succumb to an inaccurate guessing game based on seasonal changes.

For instance, winters are considered to have bad air quality. Cold air is denser than warm air; hence it moves slower. This traps air pollution in place for much longer. Without considering other factors such as traffic density, vegetation index, waste burning, the air quality is inaccurate. Decisions made on these assumptions can be highly dangerous as it can affect patients’ lives. 

Location-based hourly air quality updates keep the patient and the healthcare provider informed. Contextually personalized insights for each patient helps carry out the necessary preventative measure with behavioral change.

Air quality and pollen data are useful to companies worldwide, and Ambee’s environmental data is available with a hyperlocal resolution and global coverage. Ambee’s primary goal is to empower smarter decision making with relevant, actionable data insights.

Benefits of Integrating Personalized Air Quality and Pollen Data

Digital health companies can integrate Ambee’s location-based real-time air quality and pollen data into their mobile app, digital health platforms for lifestyle tracking, chronic disease, and symptoms management.

The key benefits of integrating personalized environmental intelligence are as follows:

  • Enable disease management by the tracking and analysis of symptoms.
  • Improve taking timely medication for the prevention of symptoms. 
  • Better patient engagement via digital health and therapeutics apps and platforms.
  • Improved contextual healthcare with remote patient monitoring and symptom prevention.
  • Data-driven interventions to provide a complete patient view for personalized treatments.
  • Understanding trends to predict asthma attacks based on real-world data.

Contact us to speak to our team to know how you can leverage our data to deliver personalized healthcare.

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