Navigation Links
Sleep Solutions, Inc. Re-incorporates as NovaSom, Inc.
Date:9/28/2010

GLEN BURNIE, Md., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep Solutions, the pioneer and largest national service provider of home sleep tests for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has changed its name to NovaSom, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

The company changed its name to better reflect its history and commitment to providing the most accurate and cost effective home tests on the market for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), said Dr. Richard Hassett, the chief executive officer of NovaSom.

"In recent years, we have built the NovaSom® brand into a recognized leader in the full-service model for home sleep testing," Hassett said. "That spirit of innovation will remain constant as we pursue new ways to improve the care, health and quality of life of people affected by sleep disorders."

An estimated 18 to 20 million Americans have symptoms of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, however 85% remain undiagnosed.  Left undetected and untreated, OSA can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, resulting in mushrooming medical costs.  OSA aggravates other medical conditions like diabetes, congestive heart failure, and depression.  The associated sleep deprivation has been shown to cause impaired productivity, absenteeism, motor vehicle crashes, and diminished quality of life. There is growing evidence from large epidemiological studies that untreated OSA significantly increases mortality risk.  

If OSA is diagnosed, it can be easily and successfully treated.  Historically, expensive and uncomfortable laboratory testing has been a barrier to diagnosis for many patients.  Now the NovaSom Home Sleep Test provides affordable testing in the privacy and comfort of the person's natural sleep environment, making it easier for people at risk of OSA to be tested.  NovaSom provides sequential night testing which overcomes the single night "snapshot" of traditional test methods, for a more accurate picture of sleep disordered breathing patterns.

"We provide the resources that primary care physicians need to identify people at risk for OSA and determine appropriate candidates for both in-home and laboratory tests," said Dr. Hassett.  "We have a field-based medical education force and have made significant investments in CME and non-CME educational programs aimed at primary care."

"NovaSom has a large client care team and offers live clinical/technical support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to patients undergoing the home sleep test," said Roger Richardson, Vice President of Operations.  "We try to make testing as easy as possible, and are committed to raising consumer awareness of OSA through www.apnea.com."

The company continues to actively partner with insurance companies to ensure widespread access to NovaSom diagnostic services.  Medicare and most major payers cover the test.

Founded in Palo Alto in 1992 to develop patented technology for attenuation of snoring, Sleep Solutions pioneered efforts in home sleep testing, beginning in 1998 under the guidance of Thomas Fogarty, noted cardiovascular surgeon and medical device inventor.  The company commercialized the innovative diagnostic system technology and a patented acoustic airflow sensor in 2002, to deliver a more convenient, self-administered sleep test directly to consumers' homes.  In recent years, more than 60,000 patients have been tested with the NovaSom diagnostic system.

About NovaSom, Inc.

NovaSom, Inc. is a privately held diagnostic-service provider for home testing and evaluation of sleep-disordered breathing, which includes the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Based in Glen Burnie, Maryland, the company was incorporated in 1992. NovaSom is a Medicare-approved Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) and is fully accredited as an Ambulatory Care Sleep Diagnostic Center by The Joint Commission. The home testing system manufactured and distributed by NovaSom has FDA clearance for the diagnostic evaluation of OSA in adults.


'/>"/>
SOURCE NovaSom, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Three Leading Sleep Solution Providers Choose Watermark Medicals Web-Enabled Home Sleep Testing Solutions
2. Graymark Healthcare Agrees to Sell Pharmacy Division to Walgreens Creating Pure Play Sleep Apnea Company
3. VirtuOx and Watermark Medical Announce Strategic Alliance to Expand Sleep Apnea Home Sleep Testing Solutions
4. New Study Shows ENJUVIA® Significantly Reduced Sleep Time Awakenings Caused by Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women
5. Implanted Sleep Device Shows Promising Early Results
6. Daylight Savings Time - Turn the Clocks Ahead Without MISSING an Hour of Sleep
7. Local Head-Injury Patients Sought for Study Investigating Potential Treatment for Daytime Sleepiness
8. Cephalon Provides Update on Regulatory Review of NUVIGIL for the Treatment of Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Jet Lag Disorder
9. Leading Primary Research Firm Guidepoint Global Announces Launch of Sleep Apnea Tracker
10. Sleep Solutions, Inc. Names Richard Hassett, M.D., New CEO
11. Sleep Management Device Unit Sales to Grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of Over 16% as CMS Reimbursement Expands
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce a ... sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related and ... focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders and ... record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual data. ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 25, 2017   Montrium , an industry ... today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection ... that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF ... TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research ... increase transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors ... Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in ... retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of ... ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ... It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the ... business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New ... the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many ... sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):