London/Berlin, UK/DE, 1 October 2018 – Amiko announces that its flagship Respiro platform has won the open call for innovation of the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV). Respiro, a digital medicine offering that uses advanced smart inhalers, AI and software to measure and improve respiratory therapies, will be integrated into the everyday practice of doctor’s offices in Germany as part of the KBV Future Practice (KBV-Zukunfstpraxis) innovation project.
Respiro will initially be integrated in selected doctor’s offices in different regions of the country in order to pilot the use of Respiro in the ongoing practice of respiratory care in Germany. Respiro will be introduced both in specialized respiratory offices and general practitioners’ offices.
„…Digitalisation is not an end in itself: it is intended to facilitate the day-to-day lives of doctors and bring added value to patients. With the project KBV-Zukunftspraxis we want to promote meaningful digital projects. I think the selection was successful. ” Andreas Gassen, CEO of KBV. The KBV is comprised of the 17 regional Associations of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and represents over 165,000 doctors and psychotherapists, linking them to the compulsory health insurance system of Germany.
About Amiko Digital Health
Founded in 2015, Amiko is growing to become a global provider of hardware-enabled digital medicines. Amiko’s first product is Respiro, a digital medicine offering that optimises respiratory therapies using the world’s most advanced smart inhalers.
Respiro has been used in clinical studies and over 20 commercial programs in Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Germany. The system delivered consistent improvements in treatment use and outcomes: 37% increase in controller medication adherence, 42% improvement in optimal inhaler technique, and a 67% reduction in rescue medication use. For more information, visit >a href=”https://amiko.io/”>amiko.io
The KBV is the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Germany. It is comprised of the 17 regional Associations of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and represents over 165,000 doctors and psychotherapists, linking them to the compulsory health insurance system of Germany.