Itamar’s WatchPAT home sleep testing devices are now available with the cloud-based Somnoware sleep management platform.
By using the Somnoware platform, physicians can now email a questionnaire to their patients prior to their appointment. This questionnaire aids with insurance preauthorization and physicians can identify the risk of sleep apnea prior to their appointments, so they can send patients home with a study device. By obtaining all contextual data in advance, physicians are able to quickly generate and electronically sign an interpretation report, and place a DME order with a single-mouse click.
The underlying technology that enables Somnoware’s integration with WatchPAT and other similar devices is a browser-based plugin called Somnoware Sleep Device Interface (SDI). Once this plugin has been installed on a computer, physicians can directly checkout a patient simply by plugging a WatchPAT device to their computer and automatically export the study data to the cloud. Once a patient’s study data is uploaded, the device automatically becomes available to a new patient. When a report is ready for interpretation or delayed, an instant notification is sent. Physicians, as a result, are able to quickly read diagnosis and titration reports, and implement strategies for increasing therapy adherence.
“We are very excited about our integration with Itamar Medical. This enables physicians to spend more time taking care of patients and less time transferring data,” says Suresh Kodoor, assistant vice president of engineering, in a release. “With our cloud-based platform, physicians can review sleep study reports, PSG charts, and therapy adherence at any time—even during their one-on-one patient visits.”
Somnoware is available in two versions—Somnoware for Physicians and Somnoware for Sleep Centers. Physicians receive instant access to sleep test data, e-signature capability, one-click DME ordering, CPAP compliance data, and the ability to conduct end-to-end patient care management. Sleep centers can automate their complete workflow including scheduling at multiple centers, inventory management, automated reporting, therapy ordering, and American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation.