The introduction of an iPhone asthma action plan app to residents improved their familiarity and use of the plan in practice, according to study results presented at the 2015 American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.

The mobile app also improved residents’ comfort in treating patients with asthma, Naveen Nannapaneni, MD, an internal medicine resident at Wayne State University in Michigan, told

Nannapaneni and colleagues created an iPhone app (Asthma Pal, Biolithic, iOS AppStore) to attempt to improve the quality of care patients with asthma would receive in an outpatient setting by attempting to facilitate physician use of asthma action plans in their clinics.