Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s F&P myMask app is now even more robust, thanks to the addition of selection and sizing tools.
In a Jan. 30 news announcement, Fisher & Paykel said the myMask app “now offers mask selection and sizing in addition to the existing step-by-step education and support video content. Healthcare professionals can easily ‘Select, Size and Assist’ while with a patient, or do so remotely via a simple text invitation to a patient’s smartphone.”
Improving Efficiencies for Mask Provision
The Fisher & Paykel announcement said the new tools eliminate the need for “conventional physical sizing guides” and reduce “the time and guesswork associated with traditional invasive sizing. It offers consistent selection and sizing standards, regardless of the type of mask. Physicians and clinicians can have confidence in better understanding their patients and accurately selecting the best size for them.”
The company pointed out that patients using the app don’t need to create an account to use myMask features. “No patient sizing data is transmitted to perform the myMask selection and sizing process, and no sizing data is stored after processing. We are committed to patient privacy and security.”
Justin Callahan, President/North America & Europe for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, said in the announcement, “This addition to the F&P myMask app demonstrates our commitment to developing innovative technology to support our OSA [obstructive sleep apnea] mask offering. The new selection and sizing modules, combined with the step-by-step education and support videos, offer a first-of-its-kind tool for patients and clinicians to help increase confidence and compliance.”
The updated app is currently available by invitation in the United States. Fisher & Paykel said it’s expecting to launch the app in Canada, Europe, and Australasia in upcoming months.
“Our focus on doing what’s best for the patient continues to motivate us,” said Andrew Somervell, Fisher & Paykel’s Vice President, Products and Technology. “Our aim with this new feature is to improve healthcare professionals’ efficiency, increase patient engagement and make the patient set-up and support process easier.”