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Specialty Providers

Pandemic solidifies role of telemedicine in sleep care, according to new paper

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Sleep medicine has proven to be a specialty that can offer complete and quality care remotely, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a recently published position paper.  While the technology to remotely connect doctor and patient has been in place for years, its use was limited until the pandemic, when CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth reimbursement and private companies followed suit.  “Delivering care during the pandemic...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine, position paper, sleep care, Telehealth, telemedicine

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Dario Health expands remote care

April 29, 2020HME News Staff

NEW YORK - Dario Health has partnered with MediOrbis to expand the service offering for its blood glucose monitoring system with a full suite of telemedicine capabilities for its 50,000 active users. With Dario's most recent app, users may now access a full complement of physician-directed patient care from home and other remote locations, a capability it says is necessary in the new reality of “stay at home.” “This partnership broadens Dario's SaaS-based service offering by delivering...

CGM, Dario Health, Diabetes, remote care, telemedicine

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Aeroflow partners with Itamar to expand sleep apnea solutions

April 23, 2020HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow Healthcare has contracted with Itamar Medical to add telemedicine services to its sleep apnea solutions. The relationship will increase patient access to home sleep testing using Itamar's WatchPAT ONE single-use device. “COVID-19 may impact patients' access to critical medical services, but Aeroflow Healthcare is committed to helping them stay safe and healthy by remaining fully operational and providing telehealth sleep therapy services," said Eric Mongeau, national...

Aeroflow Healthcare, CPAP, Itamar Medical, Sleep Apnea, telemedicine

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AASM adds app to telemedicine platform

July 26, 2017HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has launched the SleepTM app to directly connect patients to sleep medicine professionals and accredited sleep centers through its SleepTM telemedicine platform. The app provides patients with convenient access to sleep medicine services on their mobile devices, AASM says. “The AASM SleepTM app promotes affordable, convenient, patient-centered care by eliminating common health care obstacles such as distance, travel costs and wait...

app, sleep medicine, telemedicine

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Specialty Providers

AASM adds video communication to HME toolbox

January 20, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CHICAGO - Ensuring compliance with sleep therapy can be time consuming and expensive for HME providers and patients alike. A new telemedicine platform from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine aims to make things easier.The group recently made AASM SleepTM, a proprietary web-based video platform, available to DME providers. It was already available to physicians and sleep labs.“It occurred to us a fair number of the questions and concerns that come up could be addressed over a telemedicine...

AASM SleepTM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, CPAP, Sleep Therapy, telemedicine

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Study bolsters use of telemedicine for sleep therapy

March 4, 2016HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - A new study suggests that telemedicine-based management for obstructive sleep apnea is as effective as in-person care. Results of the study, published in the March 1 issue of the journal Sleep, show that there was no significant difference in functional outcomes changes, dropout rates, or objectively measured positive airway pressure adherence between patients having a clinical video telehealth-based visit or an in-person physician visit at the initial evaluation. Additionally, participants...

Sleep Therapy, study, telemedicine

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AMA addresses coverage, payment for telemedicine

June 11, 2014HME News Staff

CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) voted this week at its annual meeting to approve a list of guiding principles to ensure the appropriate coverage and payment for telemedicine services. “The principles aim to help foster innovation in the use of telemedicine, protect the patient-physician relationships and promote improved care coordination and communication with medical homes,” according to a press release. The principles stem from a policy report developed by the AMA's...

American Medical Association, coverage, payment, police, telemedicine

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Technology to drive growth in HME market

April 1, 2014HME News Staff

DALLAS - U.S. demand for home medical equipment is forecast to grow 8.2% annually to $12.6 billion in 2018, according to a report by RnRMarketResearch. Underlying growth: advances in technology for portable oxygen concentrators, remote telemedicine systems and home dialysis machines. “Cost saving advantages will promote the increasing substitution of home health care for hospital, ambulatory and nursing home procedures whenever feasible,” the report states. Among HME, remote monitoring...

market size, technology, telemedicine

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On the Editor's Desk

I wish I were tele-pathic

May 2, 2011Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I have telehealth on the brain this week (I know, it's early in the week to have something on your brain, but...) Our publisher, Rick Rector, is at the American Telemedicine Association conference in Florida as we speak. And CMS announced today that it has finalized a rule for telemedicine services to ensure that patients in rural or remote areas will continue to receive the most cutting-edge medical care from many of their local hospitals. In a nutshell, the rule simplifies how hospitals and critical...

On The Editor's Desk, telemedicine

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Executive Session

It wasn't easy, but I've finally found a Tiger Woods/HME connection

December 10, 2009Mike Moran

I just cannot believe all this stuff coming out about Tiger Woods. The count is now up to 10 mistresses, with two of them being porn stars! I can't believe it. For years I've watched Tiger on TV and marveled over his golfing genius. I'll continue to watch him (he is, after all, the best golfer that's ever lived), but I'll never look at him the same way again. I'm not casting judgment here. It's just that what Tiger has done off the course is really a bit beyond what I'm capable of imagining. Ten...

Executive Session, telemedicine, Tim Pederson

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