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Sleep study questions adherence requirements 

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Sleep apnea sufferers can gain health benefits from PAP treatment in as little as two hours per night, according to a study led by ResMed and presented at the American Thoracic Society’s annual international conference.  Researchers found:  The minimum PAP usage threshold for benefit was two to three hours per night (up to 50% lower than the four hours required by CMS and many private insurers to prove adherence);  Benefits begin at two hours of nightly...

Adherence, PAP treatment, ResMed, Sleep Apnea

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CPAP therapy: Don't forget about younger patients, women and mildly diagnosed, study finds

May 21, 2019HME News Staff

DALLAS - Men with sleep apnea are 8.5% more likely to stay adherent on CPAP therapy than women, according to a study presented by ResMed at the American Thoracic Society's ATS 2019 International Conference here. Other findings of the study: people over age 60 were 7.3% more adherent than the entire study cohort (77.7% vs. 70/4%); and people with self-reported severe sleep apnea were 78% adherent at the one-year mark, compared to 70.5% of those with self reported moderate sleep apnea and 65.2% of...

Adherence, CPAP Therapy, Research, ResMed

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ResMed: Bi-level therapy can save adherence

June 5, 2018HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - A ResMed-sponsored study shows that shifting patients who are struggling with adherence to a PAP device to a more advanced bi-level device in the first 90 days of treatment is an effective tool in more than half of cases. In the study, ResMed compared 1,496 non-compliant patients who switched to bi-level therapy and found that compliance was achieved by 58.5% of patients who switched before day 60, 54.2% of patients who switched between days 60-90, and 56.8% of patients overall. “Finding...

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New study links non-adherence to CPAP therapy to hospital readmissions

February 23, 2018HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Non-adherence to CPAP therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions, according to a study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea published in the Feb. 15 issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.Non-adherent patients were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days for any cause, the study shows."Until now no one has investigated the role of CPAP non-adherence in 30-day readmissions as an independent risk factor...

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Philips Respironics improves adherence with new service

June 15, 2016HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics has launched Patient Adherence Management Service, a connected management solution using cloud-based data to support treatment adherence for sleep and respiratory patients. PAMS marries the company's EncoreAnywhere software, DreamStation PAP therapy devices, its portfolio of masks and DreamMapper patient engagement application with a new Patient Outreach Protocol to boost adherence rates up to 24% within the first 90 days, the company says. “With...

Adherence, Connected Health, Philips Respironics, Sleep Therapy

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Study: Technology can shape response to CPAP therapy

June 3, 2014HME News Staff

ANDOVER, Mass. - Users of SleepMapper, a mobile app and web-based solution from Philips Respironics, have a 22% higher adherence rate to PAP therapy than non-users, according to a study that the company released this week at SLEEP 2014.“Study results of SleepMapper demonstrate that technology can shape how patients respond to PAP therapy by improving engagement and motivation, and ultimately leading them to a better course of treatment for their chronic condition,” stated Dr. Mark Aloia,...

Adherence, Compliance, Philips Respironics, Sleep Therapy, SleepMapper

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Sleep960 turns to telehealth to increase adherence

June 28, 2013HME News Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Signature Sleep Services (dba Sleep960), in conjunction with, has initiated a telehealth service solution for patients experiencing difficulties adapting to and living with sleep apnea. The program, “Adherence by Alliance,” is a three-part series of encounters using evidence-based practice, namely motivational interviewing, to overcome barriers and provide a patient-centered approach to care. CPAPCoach was founded by Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT. “These...

Adherence, Compliance, Sleep Therapy, Telehealth

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