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?

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

SNAPSNAP

  • 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 accurate billing.
  • 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.

Brightree
(822) 916-1554
www.brightree.com/resupply


App Fine Tunes Mask Setup

myMask AppF&P myMask App

  • A smartphone app that guides obstructive sleep apnea patients who are new to CPAP therapy through the mask setup process.
  • 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
(800) 792-3912
www.fphcare.com/mymaskapp


All New Way to Test Overnight Pulse Oximetry Patients

NightOwl Ez OxNightOwl 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 ordering physician.
  • 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 time.

HLS/VirtuOx
(877) 337-7111
www.ezoximetry.com


Pillows Mask Designed Using 3D Fascial Scan Data

DreamWear Silicone PillowsDreamWear 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 mask frame.

Philips
(800) 345-6443
www.philips.com/mask-selector


Unique Solution to Mask Leaks, Discomfort and Blemishes

NozeSealNozeSeal

  • 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.

NozeSeal LLC
(844) 497-5337
nozeseal.com


RRI Enlarges CPAP Sanitizer

Purify O3 SanitizerPurify O3

  • CPAP sanitizer’s new larger sanitizing and storage case offers 53 percent more capacity.
  • 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.
(866) 333-4030
www.respondo2.com


CPAP Cleaner Offers One-Button Ease of Use

ZoeyZoey

  • Beep-free interface cleans with a single button, with quiet operation while soft colored lights to show cleaning in progress.
  • 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
(877) 578-6738
SunsetHCS.com


3D, 2D Scanning System Helps Select Ideal Mask

Mask Selector 3DMask Selector

  • 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 recommendations remotely.
  • Patients can see how the masks will look on them in real time, with computer generated visual representations.

Philips
(800) 345-6443
www.philips.com/mask-selector


New bi-Level PAP Therapy Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

Luna G3 Auto BPAPLuna 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 cellular connectivity.

3B Medical
(863) 226-6285
www.3bproducts.com

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of HME Business.

About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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