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While their supply chains and COVID-19 continue to cause complications, sleep therapy providers still need to be on top of the latest offerings on the market. We round up some of the latest.

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:

New moldable, low-profile nasal masks for resupply

iQ2 & Phantom 2iQ2 & Phantom 2

  • Both masks combine patented AIRgel technology with a soft, pliable shell ensures premium comfort for many facial structures.
  • Design and materials also minimize skin irritation and pressure points.
  • If patients need to change mask styles, the IQ2 and Phantom2 cushions are interchangeable while using the same mask frame and headgear.

Sleepnet Corp.
(800) 742-3646
www.sleepnetmasks.com


Automated, yet personalized patient resupply

Brightree by ResMedBrightree ReSupply

  • A scalable end-to-end solution to automate supplying patient refills or replacements, while making the process more personalized, transparent and engaging.
  • Helps providers identify resupply opportunities; conduct patient outreach using a multi-method approach; retrieve necessary documentation; fulfill orders; and capture data-driven insights to improve performance.
  • SNAP integration uses AI to help reduce employee touchpoints, while increasing accuracy.

Brightree LLC
(833) 916-1554
www.brightree.com/resupply


Heated CPAP tube prevents rainout, enhances comfort

Heated CPAP TubeSunset Heated CPAP Tube

  • The Sunset Heated CPAP Tube for Philips Respironics is designed to improve compliance by preventing rainout and enhancing comfort.
  • Had improved ergonomics, added durability and a more robust spiral tube rib.
  • Features very low memory tubing, strain relief cuffs and an auto safety shut-off.

Sunset Healthcare Solutions
(877) 578-6738
www.sunsethcs.com


Compact nasal mask features innovative headgear

EvoraEvora

  • A new compact nasal mask for the delivery of PAP therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea, Evora features the world’s first CapFit headgear.
  • Also uses F&P’s next generation of Dynamic Support Technology, which features stability wings that work with a floating seal to allow freedom of movement while keeping the Evora comfortably in place.
  • The floating seal wraps around the nose to ensure a flexible and comfortable fit.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
(800) 792-3912
www.fphcare.com


Boosts compliance by resolving mask complaints

DreamPort Sleep SolutionDreamPort

  • Resolves claustrophobia and headgear complaints using daily disposable DreamPorts, which use hypoallergenic surgical foam adhesive.
  • One-size-fits-all, with zero headgear, DreamPort is clinically proven not to leak, eliminates mask lines, dry eye, and hair matting.
  • Compatible with all CPAP machines, covered by all major insurance and made in the USA.

Bleep LLC
(919) 619-7170
bleepsleep.com


Patient comfort combined with innovation and efficiency

AirSense 10AirSense 10

  • Cloud-connectable and compatible with ResMed’s patient engagement app, myAir, which provides nightly myAir score reports, personalized coaching and more.
  • Includes a built-in humidifier, as well as a climate control auto setting to make breathing more comfortable.
  • AutoRamp feature provides low airflow pressure to help patients fall asleep, then steadily increases to the user’s unique prescribed level.

ResMed
(800) 424-0737
resmed.com


Tele-respiratory therapists give provider staff a 'pressure relief' valve

rtNOW HME Services

  • Remote RTs schedule new PAP setups, educate patients via a HIPAA-compliant CoreLink video conference, and work various devices and masks.
  • RTs provide ongoing PAP follow-up to ensure adherence for therapeutic benefit and billing requirements.
  • RTs can schedule or be scheduled to perform virtual remote ventilator follow ups via CoreLink.

rtNOW
(833) 786-6948
www.rtnow.net/HME


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 PAP efficacy 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


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

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of HME Business.

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