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Itamar enhances WatchPAT

June 15, 2021HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel – Itamar Medical has enhanced its WatchPAT product line to include WatchPAT with SleepPath, a new service that allows subjective data to be collected from patients through the WatchPAT smartphone app, before and after the home sleep test. The company will offer the new service to sleep clinics, giving them access to digital documentation in one report that combines sleep study metrics and patient self-reported data, replacing traditional paper documentation. Itamar Medical...

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Providers worry about CPAP report’s ripple effect

June 11, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Providers say a recent draft report on the effectiveness of CPAP is questionable, but they worry it could still impact everything from patient confidence in the therapy to adequate access and payment for equipment and services.  The report, released in April by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, states that published studies show little evidence of long-term benefits of CPAP therapy on cardiovascular and other health outcomes.   “I think...

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Survey: Americans mostly unaware of sleep apnea

June 10, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Nearly 70% of Americans who sleep with a bed partner report those partners snore while sleeping, according to a 2021 survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).   Snoring can be an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea and AASM is asking Americans to consider, “Is it more than a snore?”  “While not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, snoring is a warning sign that should be taken seriously,” said Dr. Kannan Ramar, AASM president....

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Mintal launches sleep apps

April 22, 2021HME News Staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Mintal, a lifestyle and wellness brand, has launched two sleep apps, Mintal Sleep and Mintal Tracker, to address sleep disorders, anxiety and mental health concerns. Mintal Tracker judges whether there is an airflow obstruction by analyzing the acoustic characteristics of snoring sounds, while accounting for environmental noise. Mintal Sleep contains a library of free sleep-inducing audio; breathing exercises for mindfulness and relaxation; sleep...

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ResMed, Verily venture renamed Primasun

April 7, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – A joint venture between ResMed and Verily to study the health and financial impacts of undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea has been renamed Primasun.  ResMed and Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, first joined forces in 2018.  “We need a full night’s sleep right alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise for a strong immune system, the most energy, our best mood – in essence, to be our best selves,” said Primasun CEO Jonathon...

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Oventus signs on first VGM member 

March 29, 2021HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia – Oventus Medical has signed on its first member of VGM & Associates: InHome Oxygen and Medical Equipment in Pennsylvania. Per the agreement, InHome Oxygen will offer O2Vent therapy as a treatment alternative to patients who find CPAP therapy challenging. “We definitely see a need to provide alternative treatment for the many patients that refuse or struggle with PAP therapies,” said Robert Campitelli, president and...

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Oventus adds two agreements

March 18, 2021HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia – Oventus Medical has secured a new agreement with Connect DME to make available its home care oral appliance therapy to third-party administrator beneficiaries. Connect DME, which provides DME to TPAs, will leverage virtual consultations with physicians and dentists across its national footprint of customers to facilitate the use of the O2Vent Optima for sleep apnea treatment. The agreement calls for an initial contract of three years and automatically extends for another...

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Poor sleep quality: Is it stress or apnea?

March 15, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – For half of Americans, stress over the past year of the pandemic is negatively impacting the quality of their sleep, according to the results of nationwide survey of 1,000 adults conducted by ResMed.  While COVID-related stresses are often noticeable, one of the biggest stealers of sleep might be something people can’t easily detect: sleep apnea, the company says.  “While data show that stress and worry are key factors impacting many people’s...

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Study: Family docs can effectively pre-screen for OSA during pandemic

March 3, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Family practitioners can effectively pre-screen patients for possible obstructive sleep apnea by asking about five items from the sleep symptom checklist, according to a new study. If OSA is suspected, they can then recommend behavioral changes, such as changing sleep position, to improve symptoms. The study, published online in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, was done to assess how patients can be identified for possible OSA while clinic testing is unavailable or limited by...

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CPAP therapy increases physical activity, study says 

February 18, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – A new study has found that CPAP therapy leads to increased physical activity in adults with sleep apnea and heart disease. “We were pleased to find that our CPAP users reported that they were better able to maintain their levels of activity over the four years of the study, and that they reported fewer limitations in moderate and vigorous activities, including those that are important for independent aging, like walking up the stairs,” said study co-author Kelly...

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