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Jim Hollingshead


ResMed buys HST company

October 4, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has bought Ectosense, which makes the NightOwl home sleep test.  The NightOwl, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is currently sold in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, India and parts of Europe. ResMed has distributed the NightOwl, under the brand ResMed onesleeptest, in Australia, New Zealand and India since 2020, and has been a minority investor in Ectosense since July 2020.  "Sleep labs and home tests each have critical roles to...

CPAP Therapy, Ectosense, Home Sleep Testing, NightOwl, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, ResMed

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Costly OSA: CDC enlists AASM in raising awareness

September 28, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a grant to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for a new awareness program focused on improving recognition of obstructive sleep apnea.  Nearly 30 million American adults have OSA and 80% are undiagnosed, costing the U.S. more than $149 billion annually in increased health care and mental health care costs, lost work productivity and increased accidents, according to a press release.  “Millions...

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Sleep app puts ‘patients at the center’

August 27, 2021Tracy Orzel

DARIEN, Ill. – A proposed web-based app called “MySleepVillage” took second place in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s first ever Change Agents, a contest designed to generate creative ideas for diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea.  The app aims to streamline patient communication and testing; connect to physicians, insurers and medical equipment companies; and provide options for remote monitoring of CPAP usage. The team behind it estimates that...

AASM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Therapy

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AHA releases statement on OSA and cardiovascular disease

June 29, 2021HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – Obstructive sleep apnea is often under recognized and understated in cardiovascular practice, despite its high prevalence in patients with heart diseases and the vulnerability of cardiac patients to OSA-related stressors and adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. “We recommend screening for OSA in patients with resistant/poorly controlled hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, and recurrent atrial...

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Oventus highlights DTC business

June 21, 2021HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia – Oventus Medical says current data indicate that 60% of all patient referrals are coming direct-to-consumer from through two websites: and Additionally, the company says the number of telehealth consultations scheduled has increased 25% in the current quarter compared to the previous quarter. “Since Oventus launched its telehealth initiative as a result of COVID-19, the patient funnel has captured more than 2,000 patients,” the company...

CPAP Alternative, direct-to-consumer, O2Vent, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Oventus Medical

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New research links untreated OSA, COVID-19 infections

June 14, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – People with untreated obstructive sleep apnea were associated with a higher rate of COVID-19 infection than those who received PAP treatment, according to a poster presented by ResMed and Kaiser Permanente during SLEEP 2021, which was held virtually June 10-13.  The data showed a dose-response association of OSA severity on infection rate: Patients with untreated mild OSA had a COVID-19 infection rate of 2%, while patients with severe untreated OSA had a COVID-19 infection...

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Oventus signs up Sleep Metrics

April 26, 2021HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia – Oventus Medical has signed a new virtual lab-in-lab agreement with Sleep Metrics, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of sleep apnea testing and therapy, its fourth such agreement. Through the agreement, Sleep Metrics is now able to offer O2Vent therapy as a treatment alternative to patients who refuse CPAP therapy or find it challenging. “There are tremendous synergies with our VLIL model and Sleep Metrics’ existing at-home OSA testing,”...

CPAP Alternative, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Oventus Medical, Sleep Metrics, Sleep Therapy

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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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OSA should be considered important factor in risk of COVID-19, analysis finds

April 12, 2021HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be given extra care and monitoring to minimize exposure to COVID-19, according to an analysis published in Sleep Medicine. Physicians can use telemedicine-based practice to provide care and evaluations for OSA patients to minimize their visits to hospitals. Physicians and caregivers should also be engaged in close monitoring of OSA patients with suspected COVID-19 for early diagnosis and treatment to avoid severe...

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The CPAP Shop, Sleep Care take diagnosis, treatment fully remote

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

NEW YORK – The CPAP Shop, an online retailer of sleep equipment, and Sleep Care online, a national sleep telemedicine services provider, have partnered to expand access to their solutions. Through the partnership, patients will have access to technology to diagnose sleep disorders, have one-on-one virtual consultations with board-certified sleep physicians and receive prescriptions for sleep therapy through Sleep Care online; and they will have access to customized recommendations...

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