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ResMed Launches ResMed Data Exchange

ResMed Inc. announced the availability of the ResMed Data Exchange program, a comprehensive suite of software and service solutions for home medical equipment (HME) and other health care providers. ResMed Data Exchange offers timely, secure access to critical patient information. It integrates valuable sleep and respiratory treatment data from ResMed's AirView(TM) and U-Sleep(TM) patient management platforms with customers' in-house or third-party electronic health and medical records, along with their billing or care management applications. ResMed Data Exchange Resources Include: A suite of application program interfaces to connect third-party systems to patient data; Integration tools and support; A team of dedicated healthcare informatics solutions engineers who work directly with HMEs and partner providers during all phases of the integration process, from solution design to application certification and ongoing support ResMed Air Solutions. ResMed Data Exchange complements ResMed Air Solutions, its sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory care product line that provides an end-to-end solution for HMEs, physicians and other health care providers to improve workflow efficiency and patient outcomes. The Air Solutions suite includes the recently announced AirSense(TM) 10 and AirCurve(TM) 10 device series with built-in remote monitoring capabilities. Remote monitoring enables delivery of daily therapy information to ResMed's U-Sleep and AirView patient management platforms, as well as to integrated third-party health care applications. ResMed Data Exchange is available now.

ResMed Launches S+ Sleep System

ResMed announced S+, the world's first non-contact sleep system. The S+ by ResMed is a personalized sleep solution that uses patented bio-motion sensors, designed to measure an individual's sleep stages and environment, and deliver personalized feedback that helps improve sleep from the very first night. With its revolutionary non-contact design, the S+ monitors breathing patterns and body movements without requiring uncomfortable wristbands, mattress strips or electrodes. The system also captures the light, noise and temperature levels in the room and allows consumers to log factors such as caffeine and alcohol intake, as well as exercise, to analyze patterns over time and deliver personalized sleep strategies. The SleepSensor technology is clinically proven, and the connected system sends real-time data to a consumer's smartphone or tablet and shares daily sleep scores and charts based on individual sleep patterns and lifestyle. The capabilities of the S+ go beyond those of fitness devices available on the market because the S+ algorithm provides personalized suggestions informed by more than two million nights of proprietary sleep data. The S+ works with Apple iOS and Android compatible devices. The free S+ by ResMed app offers easy-to-read sleep scores and analysis along with helpful interactive tools that provide a range of options for a path to better sleep, including: Relax to Sleep: Provides soothing sounds that synchronize with breathing patterns to help falling asleep at bedtime. Sleep Score: Combines multiple sleep measurements with research-driven averages for age and gender to deliver a daily sleep score of 0 to 100 in addition to 'mind' and 'body re-charge' scores. S+ Mentor: Delivers personalized and actionable feedback to help consumers improve their sleep performance. Sleep Charts: Creates individualized color-coded charts based on sleep stages (light, deep and REM) and a breakdown of the sleep session throughout the night. Mind Clear: Allows users to record a voice clip, or type a text note to help clear their thoughts on the path to a good night's sleep. Smart Alarm: Allows users to set a window of time so the S+ will wake them only when they've entered a light stage of sleep, which allows for a more refreshed morning.

Resmed and Brightree Integrates Sleep Compliance Management Capabilities

ResMed announced that it has expanded its relationship with Brightree. The two companies have agreed to both enhance the existing integration of ResMed's U-Sleep premium sleep compliance solution within the Brightree solution and add new features and capabilities from ResMed's AirView patient management system. The first of these enhancements, scheduled to be introduced to joint customers in November 2014, are designed to help HME providers more cost effectively grow and manage their sleep business. They will also give HMEs the flexibility to choose which ResMed patient management system best suits their needs, U-Sleep or AirView, both of which will be seamlessly accessible within the Brightree solution. In 2013, Brightree and ResMed began working together to automate the onboarding of patients that use ResMed S9 positive airway pressure devices into U-Sleep. The companies have continued to add innovative capabilities that further automate HME workflows, such as notifications in the Brightree system when a patient has reached CMS compliance guidelines, and reporting patient use for audit purposes or referral source education. This next step, integrating U-Sleep and AirView into Brightree, provides new and expanded capabilities. Key features soon to be available to Brightree customers using ResMed devices include: U-Sleep - Support for ResMed's recently-launched AirSense 10 positive airway pressure (PAP) devices, including patient boarding, reporting, and compliance notifications; Access to additional reports and improved usability AirView; Access to therapy and compliance reports; Ability to board a new patient directly from Brightree, including the patient's referring physician; Ability to 'attach' to an existing patient record and store patient details (including the patient start date) inside the Brightree system. Support for ResMed's AirSense 10 series of positive airway pressure devices will allow Brightree users to take advantage of the ResMed HALO (Hour After Last Off) automatic data transmission capability, delivering accelerated access to data within the Brightree platform for patients using these devices. U-Sleep and AirView are part of the ResMed Air Solutions suite of sleep and respiratory products that provide physicians, providers, and patients with the tools and data they need to improve workflow efficiencies and patient outcomes. This suite includes the recently-announced AirSense 10 device series, which can provide daily therapy information to AirView and U-Sleep via built-in cellular communication.

ResMed and Fairview Health Services Introduce Integration of Sleep and Respiratory Therapy Data into EHR System

ResMed announced that its AirView compliance management platform (previously EasyCare Online) is now securely connected to Fairview Health Services' Epic EHR system, enabling up to date delivery of sleep apnea patient data for use by Fairview's medical staff. Launched in June 2014, the integration of this data supports streamlined workflow, reduced cost, improved quality and responsiveness of therapy, and automated access to data for analytical and clinical outcome decision support. Sleep apnea occurs when an individual stops breathing for a period of at least 10 seconds while asleep, 5 times or more per hour. The condition affects more than 3 in 10 men and nearly 1 in 5 women(i), and is associated with comorbidities including heart failure, diabetes, and hypertension. The most commonly utilized treatment for sleep apnea is positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, which keeps the airway open to prevent apnea events from occurring. Research has shown that consistent use of PAP therapy is associated with improved health outcomes. Data generated by PAP devices, such as the ResMed S9 series and AirSense(TM) 10 series, enables medical professionals to remotely monitor patient therapy compliance to take appropriate action based on specific outcomes. With ResMed's AirView connection to Fairview's Epic EHR, clinicians now have access to patient PAP therapy data within their EHR system, eliminating the need to log in to multiple patient management systems to view patient outcomes. Key features enabled with this solution include: Boarding of sleep therapy patients from the EHR into the ResMed AirView patient management system. Daily updating of PAP therapy effectiveness data from the patient's home directly into the EHR via AirView. Sleep health therapy management workflow and tracking tools embedded in the EHR, displaying key patient PAP metrics for various time intervals, customized to meet the needs of Fairview clinicians. Creation of a secure patient data warehouse to support advanced analytics such as the impact of sleep apnea on comorbid conditions.

ResMed Introduces New Positive-Airway Pressure Device Platform

ResMed introduced its new AirSense 10 positive-airway pressure, or PAP, device platform. The AirSense 10 series PAP devices are the cornerstones of the ResMed Air Solutions connected care platform, an ecosystem of hardware and software solutions that can significantly streamline the patient compliance monitoring and management process while improving overall patient outcomes and engagement. The AirSense 10 series works with ResMed's AirView patient monitoring software. Formerly called EasyCare Online, AirView seamlessly works with AirSense 10 devices to track, analyze and report a patient's usage and compliance as well as make the device's status visible to healthcare providers. The AirSense 10 series devices are available now in the US and Australia and include four new devices: AirSense 10 CPAP, AirSense 10 Elite, AirSense 10 AutoSet and AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her. AirSense 10 CPAP has all of the advanced features that are standard with AirSense 10 series devices. AirSense 10 Elite is a step-up CPAP device that includes detection of central sleep apneas and Cheyne-Stokes respiration. The AirSense 10 AutoSet devices continually monitor breathing, adapting breath by breath to always deliver the lowest therapeutic pressure, improving comfort and sleep. AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her is the first and only FDA-cleared device that provides specialized sleep apnea therapy for women based upon specific female breathing patterns. It uses a clinically proven algorithm designed to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea in women. Key AirSense 10 series features that break new ground in therapy for sleep-disordered breathing include: Connected care; Remote device settings changes and troubleshooting; Integrated HumidAir heated humidification; AutoRamp; and Simple, elegant user-friendly controls for patient confidence. Every AirSense 10 device is enabled for data on demand with wireless communications out of the box - no module, SD card, or pairing to a smart phone is necessary. That means that each device is always on, tracking patient therapy data that is available to providers just one hour after the device's last use, facilitating more timely patient interventions. The power of communications means that healthcare providers can troubleshoot and change settings without the cost of sending staff to check on a device or manually change the therapy settings. And using ResMed's AirView web-based software, providers can view the device's status at a glance and determine whether the device requires service or if instead an issue may be resolved remotely with a click of a mouse. All ResMed AirSense devices have integrated HumidAir heated humidifiers that afford a more compact bedside footprint. In addition to more comfort and fewer parts to manage for the patient, the integrated humidifier also means less inventory to track for HMEs. AutoRamp feature uses sleep onset detection to keep pressure low before delivering full therapy pressure as soon as the patient falls asleep to enhance therapy compliance. ResMed has redesigned and significantly streamlined its user interface to enable patients to operate their devices with more confidence. AirSense 10 series devices also have an angled LCD screen for easy bedside viewing, and an ambient light sensor to adjust to the brightness of the room, so the screen's backlight won't disturb the user or the bed partner during the night.

 

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