BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep HealthCenters has released the latest version of PAPCenter, a clinically-relevant, data-driven way to track, monitor and manage PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) therapy for sleep apnea.
PAPCenter is Sleep HealthCenters' sleep compliance monitoring system that provides tracking and customized usage data for an individual patient, while also offering the ability to measure and confidentially report data for larger groups of patients. PAPCenter allows for the central collection of data from devices from various manufacturers, such as ResMed and Respironics. Managers of PAP counselors and respiratory therapists will also find PAPCenter a strong management tool for the education and on-going training of their staff, with the ability to track compliance by patient caseload.
The development of an effective, advanced tool to help manage the clinical, operational and communications aspects of PAP therapy was triggered by three factors: 1) insurers and self-insured employers requiring sleep medicine providers to report, maintain and improve their PAP patients' compliance rates; 2) an appropriate shift in focus within sleep medicine from diagnostics to treatment; and, 3) technology advancements offering access to data through means other than face-to-face interactions.
PAPCenter's unique features allow clinicians to enter additional information about the patient, such as BMI (Body Mass Index), blood pressure and weight, as well as tracking all interactions with the patient (clinic appointments, follow-ups, email, phone), along with the already downloaded device data. Once gathered, the system provides a customized snapshot of a patient's progress and compliance with their PAP device. Reporting on correlations between the gathered data are available.
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|SOURCE Sleep HealthCenters|
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