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In brief: PHE renewal, telemonitoring collaboration, WellSky investment

July 24, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, signed a renewal of the COVID-19 national public health emergency on July 23.  “The administration will continue its whole-of-America response to ensure Americans can get the care they need throughout the pandemic,” Azar tweeted.  The renewal is effective July 25 for 90 days.  The PHE was first declared on Jan. 31 and renewed on April 21.  Several relief efforts related...

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SuperCare, Optum collaborate on telemonitoring

July 23, 2020HME News Staff

DOWNEY, Calif. - SuperCare Health has collaborated with Optum to create a COVID-19 telemonitoring program that allows asymptomatic patients to be monitored and to recover in their homes, avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.Close respiratory monitoring is vital to setting up alternative care for people who are confirmed for, or potentially have, COVID-19 but who don't require hospitalization, says Dr. Curtis Sather, medical director and pulmonologist at Optum.“I knew SuperCare Health had the...

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Telemonitoring improves CPAP adherence, study finds

September 12, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - The use of CPAP telemonitoring with automated feedback messaging improved 90-day adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, according to a ResMed-supported study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Clinical Care Medicine. The four-arm, randomized, factorial-design clinical trial enrolled 1,455 patients referred for suspected OSA. Of those, 956 underwent home sleep apnea testing and 556 were prescribed CPAP. Two telemedicine interventions were implemented: web-based...

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