When you know that up to 94% of inhaler users make mistakes using their devices1, you have to think differently. When up to 60%2 of patients don’t adhere to their medication, you have to ask why. 3M, with its long history of expertise in inhalation, saw the need for a simple, intuitive, connected device that could eliminate mistakes in use, engage patients in self-care, and connect patients with their caregivers, thereby improving outcomes and lowering overall healthcare costs.
1Lavorini et al., 2008. Respir. Med. 102(4):593-604.
2Restrepo et al., 2008. Int. J. Chron. Obstruct. Pulmon. Dis. 3(3):371-384
The 3M™ Intelligent Control Inhaler is the only one of its kind that visually instructs patients how to use it correctly, ensuring optimum drug delivery.
Designed to link to patients’ digital devices, the 3M™ Intelligent Control Inhaler will be able to provide additional information, including the opportunity for patients to review their usage, set reminders, and get feedback and help. It will even have the ability to transmit adherence data, so healthcare providers and payers can better understand patient progress and direct patient care.
The goal of the 3M™ Intelligent Control Inhaler is to give patients all the tools they need to become confident and compliant in the real-world. Optimized drug delivery, minimal need for training, and the ability to track adherence and provide timely interventions give peace of mind to healthcare providers and payers. This all adds up to the potential for significant reductions in healthcare resource utilization. It’s truly the next generation in respiratory disease management.