Prevention is crucial in the management of chronic respiratory diseases, especially in the prevention of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the most common chronic diseases in respiratory pathology. Information and communication technologies (ICT) have great potential to support organizational changes for enhancing chronic care management. Currently, many patients with severe and very severe stages of COPD are unable to live a normal life. Helping people decrease their risk for chronic diseases and improving a patient's ability to live with chronic conditions, are international concerns. The increasing incidence of chronic conditions is approaching epidemic levels and finding evidence-based and effective strategies to promote health and prevent and manage these conditions is essential. Prevention of these diseases is also important as a way of reducing for healthcare system costs.
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