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.
3B Medical Inc
Luna G3 Auto BPAP
New bi-Level PAP Therapy Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
- 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
Gummies formulated to provide a natural and effective alternative for sleeplessness
PūrSlēp Gummies also
provide analgesic and
without the potential negative side-effects
of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDS) commonly used in “PM”
products. PūrWell has included 5mg of
CBN (cannabinol), a non-psychoactive, 100
percent hemp-derived cannabinoid which
exhibits sedative properties, in addition to
15 milligrams of full-spectrum hemp-derived
CBD. The natural blueberry flavored
gummy also provides clinically studied
ingredients such as 5-HTP and l-tryptophan
to aid serotonin production. PūrWell notes
all its products are USDA certified organic,
gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and Kosher.
The gummies are also free of artificial
flavors, dyes, and sweeteners.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
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.
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.
NightOwl Ez Ox
All New Way to Test Overnight Pulse Oximetry Patients
- 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
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.
Sunset Healthcare Solutions
Zoey CPAP Cleaner
Zoey is a new CPAP cleaner sold solely through
providers. Zoey gives patients the option to clean
the mask, tube and CPAP machine, or the mask
and tube only. Its beep-free interface cleans with a
single button, and uses soft, colored lights to show
cleaning in progress. Zoey is designed fit in the
home, with a minimalist aesthetic, quiet operation
and a small footprint. Zoey also features premium packaging to stand out in the
retail space. Patients can consult user how-to videos and an intuitive quick start
guide for fast and easy operation.
With ResMed MaskSelector, finding the recommended
mask for your patients is just a few
clicks away. When your patients answer just a few
questions about their health, sleep habits and
facial measurements, this online tool provides
a recommended mask in the size that’s right
for them. The tool takes the guesswork out of
remote mask recommendations by setting up your patients.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc.
F&P myMask App
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare introduces the new F&P
myMask App designed to support patient mask setup.
F&P myMask helps you and your 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.
Philips Respironics Mask Selector
The Philips Mask Selector 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. Patients
can see how the masks will look on them in
real time, with computer generated visual representations. The 2D version of Mask
Selector can be used from the comfort of the patient’s home to share personalized
mask recommendations remotely.