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.
Sleep solution sidesteps standard mask
The DreamPort “maskless solution” to PAP
therapy compliance isn’t a traditional mask.
Rather, the interface is held on the patient’s
face with gentle, hypoallergenic tape that
seals the DreamPorts securely at the base
of the nostril. This means only the stream
of air from the machine enters the nostril.
The devices are clinically proven not to leak,
headgear-free CPAP solution and are fully
made in the U.S.A and FDA cleared. They
are covered by Medicare and all major insurance
and work with all CPAP machines.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc.
Compact nasal mask features the world's first CapFit headgear
Introducing the F&P Evora, Fisher & Paykel
Healthcare’s new compact nasal mask for
the delivery of PAP therapy to treat obstructive
sleep apnea. The Evora features the
world’s first CapFit headgear and F&P’s
next generation of Dynamic Support
Technology. With Dynamic Support
Technology, the stability wings work in
synergy with the floating seal to allow
freedom of movement while keeping the
Evora comfortably in place. Minimal and
unobtrusive, the floating seal wraps around
the nose to ensure a flexible and comfortable
fit. The stability wings are designed to
keep the floating seal in place.
Sunset Healthcare Solutions
Heated CPAP Tube
Heated CPAP tube available for DreamStation and PR System One
The Sunset Heated CPAP Tube for DreamStation and PR System One
humidifiers brings a popular design
to a new great value product. The
Heated CPAP Tube aims to improve
compliance by preventing rainout
and increasing comfort. It features
strain relief cuffs and an auto safety
shut-off for optimal performance.
The Sunset Heated CPAP Tube is UL
Recognized and holds a 510(k). Call
now to speak live with a Sunset sales
representative and request more information on the company’s
newest CPAP solution.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
Purify O3 Elite
The next generation of Responsive Respiratory's CPAP/BiPAP disinfectors
The next generation in
Responsive Respiratory’s Purify O3 line of sleep
therapy equipment cleaning and sanitizing device, the Elite Series.
The Purify O3 Elite features touch‐to‐activate controls and visual
feedback for users that includes an illuminated disinfection progress
ring and a lighted battery life indicator. The Purify O3 Elite kills
99.99 percent of germs and bacteria in a single cleaning cycle and is
third-party tested for efficacy, according to Responsive Respiratory,
which adds the device is FDA registered. Also, the device is lightweight,
compact, and sanitizes and stores in its included reusable
zippered case, which should appeal to users who travel or who are
short on space.
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.