Product Solutions: Sleep Therapy
Sleep therapy has always been the place where the rubber meets the road when it comes to big HME industry trends. What are some of the latest innovations?
- By David Kopf
- Feb 01, 2021
Sleep providers had to tackle tough learning
curves throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency.
When it comes to the public health emergency, providers of
sleep therapy equipment and services have had to ascend a
steep learning curve to reshape how they safely and effectively provide
products and services, and they have had to innovate new workflows and
use new tools to get there.
But then sleep therapy has always been the place where the rubber
meets the road when it comes to big HME industry trends. We’ve seen
this with several trends, such as the interplay of technology and therapy,
remote patient monitoring, coordinating with multiple funding sources,
and outcomes-oriented healthcare.
In any case, there’s been one constant throughout all these trends:
product innovation. Thanks to a steady stream of new products and
updates, sleep providers have been able to conform with the limitations
of the public health emergency has placed on them, while still increasing
their ability to help patients stay compliant with their care.
And that doesn’t stop at just the PAP therapy devices or masks. Many
products, such as accessories and cleaners make compliance easier for
patients and help them take control of their therapy. Moreover, there are
a variety of product and service offerings available to help sleep therapy
providers run more efficient businesses and help their referral partners
on-board patients and ensure optimal outcomes. Here are some of the
latest offerings available.
Resupply platform leverages AI to increase
- AI-based system uses thousands of built-in
payer rules to add or adjust payers and
policy changes, plus identifies and verifies
insurance eligibility in real-time.
- Identifies why orders might be problematic
and automatically launches the right task to
move the order along, while tracking down
missing documentation for complete and
- Providers can view their entire patient
portfolio to monitor orders, performance
and profit in real-time while using the tool’s
staff production metrics to keep employees
accountable and measurable.
App Fine Tunes Mask Setup
F&P myMask App
- A smartphone app that guides
obstructive sleep apnea patients who are
new to CPAP therapy through the mask
- Supports patient mask setup and helps
providers and patients effectively fit, fine-tune
and clean F&P CPAP masks for the
treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
- Patients have the resources at their
fingertips, empowering them to solve
mask problems themselves, and in their
own time, while building their confidence
in the journey towards better sleep.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
All New Way to Test Overnight Pulse Oximetry Patients
NightOwl Ez Ox
- Once an order is received, VirtuOx mails a
NightOwl EzOx device to the patient, who
will wear the device as directed by the
- Connects via Bluetooth to app which
sends the results to VirtuOx which sends
the results to the patient’s physician,
who can order to and patient can retest
following the same instructions.
- The device is single patient use and is
disposable after 100 hours of recording
Pillows Mask Designed Using 3D Fascial Scan Data
DreamWear Silicone Pillows
- All-silicone pillow cushions were designed
using data from thousands of 3D facial
scans, as well as customer feedback.
- Reduces pressure points inside the nostril,
which increases comfort and an effective fit and seal.
- Latest expansion in the DreamWear range
of masks, which aim to simplify setup and
offer multiple cushion options on one
Unique Solution to Mask Leaks, Discomfort and Blemishes
- Patented adhesive strip secures and seals
a PAP nasal pillow to the patient’s nose,
demonstrating improved PAPefficacy and
comfort while remaining easy-to-use.
- Inexpensive and compatible with any
commercially available nasal pillow.
- Reduces patient frustration over leaks,
noise, blemishes, discomfort while
improving compliance and outcomes.
RRI Enlarges CPAP Sanitizer
- CPAP sanitizer’s new larger sanitizing
and storage case offers 53 percent more
- The device is independently laboratory
tested to kill 99.99 percent of bacteria and
germs in a 35-minute cycle.
- Features a compact and lightweight
design with a rechargeable Lithium-ion
battery, and stores and sanitizes in the
included carry case.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
CPAP Cleaner Offers One-Button Ease of Use
- Beep-free interface cleans with a single
button, with quiet operation while
soft colored lights to show cleaning in
- While minimalist in design, patients can
clean the mask, tube and CPAP machine,
or the mask and tube only.
- Zoey also features premium packaging to
stand out in the retail space, and patients
can consult how-to videos and a quick
start guide for fast and easy on-ramping.
Sunset Healthcare Solutions
3D, 2D Scanning System Helps Select Ideal Mask
- The 3D scanning software is a clinically
validated mask selection, sizing and fitting
solution that uses advanced camera
technology and proprietary algorithms to
help clinicians fit patients with the right
mask from the start.
- The 2D version of Mask Selector can be
used from the comfort of the patient’s
home to share personalized mask
- Patients can see how the masks will look
on them in real time, with computer
generated visual representations.
New bi-Level PAP Therapy Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Luna G3 Auto BPAP
- Third-generation bi-level device features
algorithm that automatically senses and
adjusts pressure settings to ensure airway
patency for a comfortable sleep.
- Provides a backup rate that reduces the
work of breathing with pressure settings
up to 25 cmH20.
- Also offers integrated heated tubing and
This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of HME Business.
David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.