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Accelerating Innovation In Digital Health

Latest research in sleep physiology has revealed the importance of sleep in our lives. Physicians now know that sleep is an active, dynamic state that is critical to our normal motor and cognitive functions. 115.jpgMy name is Jinesh Jain and I work as the Director of Clinical Technology at Somnoware. The vision at Somnoware is shared and shaped by my personal ambition to use technology in innovative ways to improve the quality of human life. 

Latest research in sleep physiology has revealed the importance of sleep in our lives. Physicians now know that sleep is an active, dynamic state that is critical to our normal motor and cognitive functions.

However, this knowledge has not translated to measurable outcomes in our ability to diagnose and treat sleep disorders timely and effectively. I believe that technology enabled by clinical interoperability and data analytics is the key to improving awareness about sleep disorders and patient care.

One major challenge in Health IT is interoperability, the lack of which costs the healthcare industry $63B annually. With over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry, I joined Somnoware to solve this problem and enable clinical data integration into a standardized platform. So far, we have focused our effort primarily on clinical device integrations.

The Somnoware platform is currently integrated with all major diagnostic and therapy devices in the market. It powers sleep labs across the country in automating the clinical workflow and providing decision support to clinicians. We are also working on defining a harmonized standard for clinical data integration to create a platform for seamless interoperability.

We are currently living in the age of digital health disruption. Consumer wearable devices with embedded sensors enable continuous monitoring and transform diagnosis from symptoms driven to active monitoring providing personalized alerts for disease risk. At Somnoware, our goal is to integrate with this ecosystem of wearable devices, enable interoperability, harness machine learning and clinical data analytics, and provide personalized diagnosis to augment clinical support. This change will help in the effective utilization of the limited clinical resources and cause an acceleration in diagnosis.

I believe that effective treatment is a key piece in improving health outcomes and especially due to the nature of sleep disorder therapy, behavior change is critical to ensure patient compliance. Patients armed with timely, personalized information that’s relevant to their physiology is critical in maximizing the effectiveness of treatment. At Somnoware, patient enablement is our vision and one that has our ongoing focus on as technology continues to play an increasingly important role in healthcare.

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.

Topics: clinical sleep data, sleep center software, sleep center emr, sleep lab management, cpap adherence, sleep medicine software, sleep lab software, sleep care management, spotlight


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