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