Digital health app boosts CPAP compliance, according to study

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO – A new retrospective study of 2,343 de-identified patient records shows a connection between CPAP usage, digital health applications and high compliance. Researchers found 83.9% of CPAP users who received standard care and used the ResMed myAir application achieved Medicare adherence in the first 90 days of their treatment. “The high level of CPAP adherence this study shows is evidence that myAir is a best practice for getting patients engaged in their care,” said Raj Sodhi, president of ResMed’s Healthcare Informatics Global Business Unit. “It reflects the potential for connected patient engagement tools to spur compliance in a cost- and resource-effective manner, for the benefit of providers, health systems, payers and patients alike.” myAir is a web program that allows patients using ResMed’s AirSense 10 or AirCurve 10 devices to wirelessly track their own nightly sleep data and to receive interactive coaching.