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Gem Health raises $5M for sleep apnea biz 

September 18, 2023HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Gem Specialty Health, whose first offering, GEM SLEEP, provides an end-to-end solution for obstructive sleep apnea, has raised $5 million. The seed financing round, led by HealthTrend Capital, with participation from existing investor Base10 Partners and new investor Mairs & Power Venture Capital, will allow the company to expand payment options by offering insurance coverage through more local and national health plans, making convenient care affordable to millions. “We...

Diagnosis, GEM SLEEP, Gem Specialty Care, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), treatment

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Study: Hospitals can help diagnose sleep apnea

January 3, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - A ResMed-funded study makes the case for hospitals screening patients for sleep apnea before they're discharged to improve their chances of long-term survival. As part of the study, published in the American Journal of Medicine, more than 5,000 hospitalized patients were screened for sleep apnea and 18.7% were estimated to have the condition. Those who tested positive were placed on CPAP therapy post-discharge, and those who were adherent in the first three months improved their chance...

Diagnosis, ResMed, Sleep Apnea, Study, treatment

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Physicians release guidelines for diagnosing sleep disorders

August 5, 2014HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - The American College of Physicians, in a clinical practice guideline published Aug. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommends a sleep study for patients with unexplained daytime sleepiness. It also recommends polysomnography for diagnostic testing in patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea. It recommends portable sleep monitors in patients without serious comorbidities as an alternative to polysomnography when polysomnography is not available for diagnostic testing. The...

Clinical Guidelines, Diagnosis, screening, Sleep Disorders

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