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ResMed integrates with health system


SAN DIEGO – ResMed’s AirView compliance management platform (formerly EasyCare Online) is now securely connected to the Epic EHR system of Fairview Health Services.

National truck company opens sleep apnea clinic


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Prime, a nationwide truck carrier, has opened a sleep apnea clinic to test and treat drivers for the disease.

A quick chat with Ed Grandi

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I heard from Ed Grandi this week. You remember Ed. He was the executive director for the American Sleep Apnea Association for years until he stepped down this spring.

With sleep therapy, screening is easy, treatment is hard


WASHINGTON – A new bill that would increase sleep apnea screening requirements for Medicare beneficiaries is a positive step, but it overlooks problems in the program when it comes to therapy, say providers.

Study shows link between OSA, diabetes


NEW YORK – A new study of more than 8,500 patients in Canada has demonstrated a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the development of diabetes, the American Thoracic Society announced June 6.

Sleep apnea: It’s better managed at home, study says


SAN DIEGO – Testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and initiating treatment with an APAP device at home vs. in a lab reduces costs and doesn’t negatively impact clinical outcomes, according to a new study.

In brief: Congressman seeks feedback, Drive expands presence


WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, wants to hear from suppliers on the competitive bidding and re-review processes, according to an AAHomecare bulletin.

‘Sleep is the glue’

New sleep exec discusses why the silos need to be taken out of health care

WASHINGTON – There’s no magic pill for sleep apnea, but education, research and patient empowerment go a long way toward improving quality of life, says Adam Amdur, who was recently named COO of the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA).

Commuter rail eyes seep apnea screening for engineers


NEW YORK – A new directive would require Metro-North’s 350 engineers to be tested for sleep apnea, according to news reports.

FAA drafts sleep apnea guidelines


FREDERICK, Md. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has drafted new guidelines for diagnosing sleep apnea among pilots, according to news reports.