Sleep Therapy has been anything but boring over
the last 16 months. Just as sleep providers started to
get their footing during the COVID-19 public health
emergency, along came the Philips device recall.
In both cases, sleep providers have had to deal with uncertain
supply chains while serving both existing patients and
onboarding new ones.
Moreover, when it comes to the public health emergency,
providers of sleep therapy equipment and services had to develop
new procedures and use new tools to safely and effectively provide
products and services to patients and coordinate with referrals.
While all that was happening, providers have to keep up to
speed with the market changes and innovations that have always
been part and parcel of the sleep therapy market. While the
public health emergency or a product recall might have created
gaps in some supplies, new masks, accessories, and other devices
and products have been getting released.
Likewise, there are a variety of business services and software
offerings on the market to help sleep therapy providers run more
efficient businesses, help their referral partners introduce new
patients to therapy, and ensure optimal outcomes.
So, bearing all that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the
products and services that have recently hit the market:
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
CPAP Offers Enhanced Connectivity, Evidenced-Based Detection and Response Algorithms
The IntelliPAP2 can differentiate between periodic
breathing, central sleep apnea and complex
apnea events, and automatically adjusts the
delivered pressure. In addition, the device’s
PulseDose heated humidification system intelligently
provides humidification during inhalation
only; blowing dry air during exhalation to
flush humidity from the tube, reducing rainout,
which will improve patient comfort and experience.
Using Bluetooth connectivity, Drive
DeVilbiss’s proprietary SmartCode technology
and SmartLink App, the system offers simple data
collection and reporting.
Sleep Program Optimizes Patient and Business Performance
The MED Group’s Sleep Program aims to help providers maximize OSA
patient compliance and resupply orders, as well as benchmark their business
and care to help identify opportunities and measure results. From cost
reduction to revenue enhancement through resupply, the program works to
increase patient engagement, which improves the provider’s bottom line.