CleveMed, a leader in Home Sleep Testing equipment and cloud-based services, announced today that it was issued a patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,679,012) from the United States Patent Office for an application covering a technology for verifying a subject’s identity while conducting a home sleep test for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This method of patient identification ensures that the patient who was prescribed the test is indeed the patient who took the test.
“The number of sleep studies using our SleepView product is witnessing significant growth. This technology will further accelerate our growth as it can open new markets for us such as the trucking industry that often requires patient identification”, said Hani Kayyali, CleveMed president. “Unlike other chain of custody technologies on the market, our sensor (ID-Check™) is inconspicuous, inexpensive, and unobtrusive to the patient’s daily activities, which are important factors for any home technology.”
OSA, the most prevalent form of sleep apnea, is a repeated interruption of normal breathing during sleep due to a collapse of the upper airway. It is estimated to impact as many people as asthma and diabetes; yet, up to 80 percent of the population with the disease is undiagnosed and untreated. OSA does in fact hold serious health and economic consequences. Numerous studies link OSA to major chronic diseases such as stroke, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and increased odds of serious car crash injuries.
CleveMed is a leader in portable sleep monitoring and web-based technologies. CleveMed has developed a growing range of products that address the needs of those with sleep disorders, including Sapphire PSG™, SleepScout™ SleepView® and SleepViewSM Web-portal. CleveMed’s cloud-based solutions allow home sleep studies to be initiated directly from the physician’s practice, which is convenient to patients, speeds the diagnosis and treatment for providers, and reduces healthcare costs to payers. For more information, please visit www.CleveMed.com (Follow us on CleveMed Blogs, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook). SleepView is a registered trademark and a service mark, and Sapphire PSG, SleepScout and ID-Check are trademarks of Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. of Cleveland, OH.
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