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HSAT trumps PSG, survey finds

April 13, 2021HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel – Ninety-three percent of health care professionals currently use home sleep apnea testing in their practices, according to the results of a recent survey designed by Itamar Medical.  Furthermore, HSAT represents more than 50% of the daily test volume in 66% of the practices surveyed.  “While sleep apnea affects an estimated 54 million to 64 million people in the U.S., roughly 80% of sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated, largely due to the lack of...

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Itamar on the HST boom

April 8, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA – Itamar Medical’s Joao Mendes-Roter believes there’s a “digital revolution” happening in the home right now that will increase the percentage of sleep tests being conducted there in the long term. The percentage of sleep tests conducted in homes vs. in labs has flip flopped from 30%/70% before the pandemic to 70%/30% during the pandemic, says Mendes-Roter, vice president of digital health marketing for Itamar, which makes the WatchPAT ONE home sleep test. “We...

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Kno2 rides 'tail winds' of post-acute care

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Kno2 rides 'tail winds' of post-acute care

March 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Kno2 announced partnerships with Stratice Healthcare and DMEhub recently, allowing the HME providers who use those two platforms to access, effectively, any electronic health record system.  Here’s what Therasa Bell, co-founder, president and CTO of Kno2, had to say about how to “do interoperability right,” and how the company made a bet several years ago that information exchange needed to happen beyond the walls of hospitals and physician offices. HME News: How does...

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Tatch rethinks HST

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Tatch rethinks HST

March 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NEW YORK – Tatch, a startup that has developed a flexible, smart wearable patch for home sleep testing, has the potential to make great strides in diagnosing the nearly 30 million people with obstructive sleep apnea in the U.S., clearing the way for more treatment, CEO Amir Reuveny says. “There are a few barriers to getting good care in sleep,” said Reuveny, who first started the company as part of the Runway Startup program at Cornell Tech. “Sleep labs are the gold standard...

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Itamar seeks to raise awareness of home sleep testing 

February 16, 2021HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Eighty-nine percent of respondents to a survey commissioned by Itamar Medical say they know what sleep apnea is, but a deeper dive of results shows their understanding is “superficial.” The survey suggests a lack of awareness around the availability of safe and home-based diagnostic options, as well as a distrust of the data collected by commercially available wearable devices. “While unfortunately not all that surprising, the results of the survey exemplify the...

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Itamar names president for US market

October 20, 2020HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel - Itamar Medical has appointed Shane Brown as president-U.S. effective immediately. In this role, he will oversee commercial strategy and execution in the U.S. as the company plans to further accelerate its investment in penetrating that market. Brown brings more than 20 years of commercial experience to the position, including leading the early adoption of emerging therapies in the medical device, digital health and medtech markets. Most recently, he served as vice president, enterprise...

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Lunella streamlines sleep apnea diagnosis

April 3, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - The newly launched Lunella could serve as a good referral source for HME companies providing CPAP devices, says CEO Bob Wilkins.The company launched in March to provide home sleep testing to the more than 30 million Americans with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea.“We're not in the space of selling CPAP machines,” said Bob Wilkins, who is also CEO of SoClean. “We're in the space of creating awareness and that's a good thing for them and their businesses.”SoClean...

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SoClean to sell Itamar's sleep apnea test

December 6, 2019HME News Staff

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., and CAESAREA, Israel - SoClean has exclusive rights to market and sell the WatchPAT ONE to the direct-to-consumer market in the U.S., subject to purchasing certain minimum quantities. “The collaboration is designed to overcome the barriers to sleep apnea testing and therapy solutions by enabling consumers to purchase remote sleep consultations and home-based sleep test using the WatchPAT One in the comfort of their own homes,” a press release states. Itamar Medical's...

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Itamar's WatchPAT gets nod from Blues

November 6, 2019HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel - Itamar Medical has received coverage for its WatchPAT as a home sleep apnea diagnostic test by Blue Shield of California (BSC) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Plan (BCBS FEP). The inclusion of WatchPAT and PAT technology follows an assessment, Diagnosis and Medical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, recently released by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Evidence Street. “The inclusion of WatchPAT as a recommended test for sleep apnea in the BCBS...

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Sleep lab, not VirtuOx, buys NovaSom's assets

October 8, 2019HME News Staff

ATLANTA - SleepMed, one of the largest operators of sleep labs in the United States, has acquired the assets of NovaSom, a leading provider of home sleep testing.It was previously reported that VirtuOx would buy the Glen Burnie, Md.-based company's assets.SleepMed, a BioSerenity company, is “excited to invest in NovaSom,” said Roger Anderson, senior vice president of finance and operations.The company plans to combine its sleep medicine with NovaSom's HST and BioSerenity's technology...

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