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Care Management for COPD & Sleep Apnea

Pulmonary care providers can view rich patient data, make timely interventions, and track outcomes using chronic care management in Somnoware.

copd_dashboard.pngSomnoware, the leading provider of respiratory healthcare software, announces the launch of its chronic care management module. This module enables pulmonologists to get complete visibility into patient history, anticipate exacerbations and therapy non-adherence, and make timely interventions. It helps them identify patients with specific comorbidities or those requiring greater level of care. As a result, pulmonary care providers can significantly improve outcomes and reduce hospital admissions, thereby delivering greater quality care at a lower cost.

Chronic respiratory diseases are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Besides causing premature death, these diseases also have a debilitating impact on an individual’s quality of life. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations get worse over time and often result in hospital and emergency room visits. Uncontrolled obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can significantly increase the likelihood of serious conditions like stroke and congestive heart failure. Somnoware enables proactive patient monitoring to ascertain patient conditions and behavior in real-time. Pulmonologists can then employ intervention strategies (e.g., inhalers, pulmonary rehab, ventilators, electronic communication, and face-to-face visits) based on the patient’s predicted risk of hospital admission or therapy non-adherence.

The Chronic Care Management module in Somnoware enables pulmonologists to view detailed demographic, diagnosis, comorbidity, therapy adherence, hospitalization, readmission, and other patient data. They can see historical data, visualize emerging trends, and obtain predictive analytics (based on the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to this data) on important metrics such as hospital admission and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy adherence. The module provides a population dashboard where care providers get a snapshot of the key statistics of their patient population. They can quickly view a list of high risk patients and click on any patient to go to the detailed patient chart.

The patient chart in Somnoware provides detailed patient information automatically aggregated from over 150 systems including electronic medical records, patient questionnaires, prior test data, and wearable devices. This data includes socio-demographic characteristics, indicator variables, comorbidities, and past patient behavior. Pulmonologists also have access to diagnostic and therapy information (e.g., results of pulmonary function tests, sleep study data, CPAP usage, leak information, and disease severity), and prior hospital admission history for COPD patients. Using Somnoware, pulmonary care providers can proactively communicate with high risk patients using email, text, chat, secure messaging, and other mechanisms to improve outcomes.

“Our chronic care management offering, focusing on conditions like COPD and sleep apnea, has the power to revolutionize respiratory healthcare in the U.S. and across the globe. Pulmonologists can now get a 360-degree view of the patient, evaluate different intervention and engagement strategies, anticipate outcomes, and take timely actions - all from one screen,” says Subath Kamalasan, CEO of Somnoware. “This enables them to achieve a significant reduction in the cost of care while improving care quality.”

About Somnoware

Somnoware is transforming respiratory healthcare by reducing cost and improving care management. Our cloud-based software enables care providers to estimate population risk, automate diagnosis workflow, better manage chronic care, and optimize patient outcomes. We provide unique insights by driving interoperability and applying patented artificial intelligence algorithms to patient data integrated from hundreds of sources. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, our customer base includes leading healthcare systems, accountable care organizations, independent test labs, and service companies. For more information, please visit or follow us on twitter @somnoware.

The company offers the industry’s leading respiratory healthcare management platform that integrates with over 150 software systems and devices. The platform is currently used by one in five pulmonologists in the United States. Physicians get instant access to diagnostic test data, e-signature capability, one-click DME ordering, PAP compliance data, and the ability to conduct end-to-end patient care management. Diagnostic test centers can automate their complete workflow including scheduling at multiple centers, inventory management, automated reporting, therapy ordering, and accreditation. Using Somnoware, customers are able to reduce time to diagnosis by up to 80% resulting in significant reduction in cost of care and increased provider capacity.

To learn more about Somnoware, please contact Raj Misra at media(at)somnoware(dot)com.

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