National Asthma Council Australia today announced the launch of a new Asthma Buddy mobile website, an easy-to-use and take-anywhere asthma management tool.
Preserving all existing functionalities, the improved Asthma Buddy lives on a mobile-only website with enhanced flexibility and reliability, available at www.asthmabuddy.org.au.
The mobile-only website can house complete asthma action plans so patients can refer to it to know what day-to-day asthma medication to take. It will also help them recognise if their asthma is getting worse and give them advice on what they should do in response.
“Asthma Buddy is an industry leading asthma management tool that people can personalise with their GPs to suit their needs, it provides guidance to take early actions and reassurance when experiencing an asthma attack,” said Mr Stephen Hughes, National Asthma Council director and pharmacist.
“As pharmacists, we now have an excellent tool to use and recommend. Helping a patient to input their existing action plan to Asthma Buddy provides an ideal opportunity to discuss their understanding of their asthma medications, as well as adherence and inhaler technique.”
Similar to a phone app, the mobile-only website is easily accessible through any mobile devices, making it convenient for people with asthma to keep their asthma action plans handy.
A key feature of Asthma Buddy is its ability to house multiple profiles under one account, making it easy for use by parents or caregivers to manage medications for different people under their care.
Other features of Asthma Buddy include users being able to:
“Asthma action plans are evidence-based and effective asthma management tools, now patients can upload them to Asthma Buddy and take it with them wherever they go.”
As a leading organisation for asthma care, the National Asthma Council promotes best-practice care to people with asthma and their families.
The launch of Asthma Buddy is funded by GSK Australia. The National Asthma Council retained editorial control.
For further information, or to arrange an interview with a National Asthma Council Australia spokesperson, please contact:
Lelde McCoy, the Reputation Group Tel: 03 9645 7755 Mob: 0417 362 768 Email: [email protected]