National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and OMC Collaborate on Software Development
Members of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a department of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), met with Occupational Medical Consulting’s Chief Medical Officer, Larry Catlett, and OMC’s Occupational Health and Software Teams to develop ideas and plans for enhancing NIOSH’s Spirola software program. NIOSH has developed the Spirola software, to detect and track patterns of early accelerated pulmonary function loss and is working along with OMC to move the system to a web-based product. The enhancements will support more robust lung function interventions with individuals and prove a more accessible tool (which is being used nationally by practitioners to follow both group and individual lung function change over time).
NIOSH and OMC met on September 26th and 27th at OMC’s Leeds, Maine office. NIOSH and OMC will continue to work together on the development of the new web based Spirola software and the enhancement of the intervention to stop or reverse negative pulmonary function trends.