ResMed connects vents

Up next: portable oxygen concentrators
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SAN DIEGO – ResMed already offers CPAP devices with cloud connectivity and soon it will offer life support ventilators with the same capabilities.

The company announced at the American Thoracic Society conference this week that it plans to bring cloud connectivity and its remote patient monitoring software, AirView, to its Astral life support ventilators later this year.

“Cloud connectivity is a major factor in the future of health care,” said Raj Sodhi, president of the ResMed’s Healthcare Informatics business unit. “We’ve seen the great impact that ResMed’s AirView has had on patient outcomes and business efficiencies related to managing sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions.”

ResMed already has more than 2.5 million of those patients monitored through AirView.

Cloud connectivity will allow physicians and HME providers to access key patient data to better manage and improve the outcomes of the thousands of patients who currently rely on Astral vents at home. They will have the option of accessing patient data through AirView or the ResMed Data Exchange, which allows them to integrate their own electronic medical records with AirView.

Select customers are currently piloting cloud connectivity on Astral vents.

Next, ResMed plans to bring cloud connectivity to the portable oxygen concentrators of Inova Labs, which it acquired earlier this year.