Temple University Hospital is launching a remote patient monitoring program for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Temple University is launching a nationwide telemedicine program targeting care management for people suffering from IPF.

The Temple Lung Center at Temple University Hospital, which performed a nation-high 131 lung transplants in 2017, is partnering with Philadelphia-based telehealth provider HGE Health on the program, modeled after a similar program for patients with COPD.

Under the program, patients report their daily vital signs via smartphone and collaborate with their doctors on care management plans.