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AASM names new president

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AASM names new president

June 16, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has named Dr. Raman Malhotra to a one-year term as president. He will lead the association’s 11,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who provide care for patients with sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and chronic insomnia. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to lead the AASM, and I am grateful to serve alongside...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), Dr. Raman Malhotra


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ASAA details apnea's impact

September 6, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Sleep Apnea Association released a report on Sept. 5 that details the impact of sleep apnea on patients and families.“Raising Voices for Progress in Treatment and Care” is based on first-person accounts shared at the AWAKE meeting in June, and the results of a patient and caregiver survey that attracted 5,630 responses around the country."The powerful testimonies delivered on June 8 and through the survey illustrate the good, the bad, and the ugly of the patient...

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Upcoming meeting matches sleep patients with regulators

May 18, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - For several years, Congress and patient advocates have demanded that patients have a greater voice in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's product review process.Now, a June 8 meeting has been set that will bring together sleep apnea patients, industry stakeholders and FDA officials to discuss the impact of the disease.“The intent of the patient engagement movement is to ensure that the FDA understands the perspectives of patients,” said Adam Amdur, chief patient officer...

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), AWAKE, CPAP, Sleep Apnea


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Sleep patients have their say

April 26, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sleep apnea patients and their family members will share perspectives on living with the condition with Food and Drug Administration regulators, drug and medical device developers, and researchers, according to a release from the American Sleep Apnea Association. The AWAKE Sleep Apnea Initiative will collect patient and caregiver experiences as they relate to diagnosis, impact on daily life, symptom management, and treatment expectations through an online survey. A meeting with FDA officials...

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In brief: Rotech 'ready to assist,' Universal Software makes buy

March 25, 2016HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare announced last week that it has received contract offers for general HME and standard mobility for all 117 competitive bidding areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete. The national provider has also received offers for respiratory equipment for 116 CBAs. The offers are a bittersweet, Rotech says. “While we are excited about winning oxygen and CPAP in 116 CBAs, we are also disappointed bid pricing rates continue to reach levels that are devastating...

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), Mediware, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Rotech Healthcare, Round 2 re-compete, Universal Software, WHILL


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ASAA receives funding for study

March 24, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved a three-year, $2.5 million demonstration project called the O2VERLAP Study, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has announced. The multi-partner demonstration project will compare the effectiveness of proactive care (web-based peer coaching education and support intervention) versus reactive care on improving adherence to nocturnal oxygen and CPAP therapies in patients diagnosed with both COPD and...

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In brief: Big names partner for sleep, Etac reorganizes

March 4, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have partnered on a SleepHealth app for the iPhone and Apple Watch and a SleepHealth Research Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes.The project uses the open source ResearchKit framework designed by Apple to allow participants to complete tasks and submit surveys from the SleepHealth app. That data will be stored on the Watson Health Cloud, where researchers will be...

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ASAA, IBM team up on app, study

March 3, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have partnered on a SleepHealth app for the iPhone and Apple Watch and a SleepHealth Research Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes. The project uses the open source ResearchKit framework designed by Apple to allow participants to complete tasks and submit surveys from the SleepHealth app. That data will be stored on the Watson Health Cloud, where researchers will...

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), Sleep Study


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ASAA gives away CPAPs

December 23, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - In honor of the holidays, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has provided free CPAP equipment packages to 40 sleep apnea patients this week through its CPAP Assistance Program. "Over the past few years, the ASAA has provided this life-saving equipment to over 3,000 sleep apnea patients,” said Darrel Drobnich, president. “We always want to do more, but we did what we could afford to see that these patients do not go without therapy because of their inability to pay.”...

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Wake up, it's Sleeptember

September 4, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - As part of its new Sleeptember campaign, the American Sleep Apnea Association is looking for its Ice Bucket Challenge.“I would love to tell you what it is, but we don't know yet,” said Adam Amdur, COO. “We invite the community to help us figure it out, whether it be a pajama party or a pillow fight or a hold your breath campaign.”In September, the association did a soft launch of Sleeptember, an annual campaign to raise awareness of sleep disorders, promote behavior...

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Sleeptember


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