“This is our third significant patent in this particular field covering the areas of titration, follow-up, and compliance of patients on auto-titrating PAP, Bi-Level and CPAP therapies. We believe these patents form the basis of a very strong Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio for CleveMed for the foreseeable future,” said Brian Kolkowski, CleveMed Executive VP and General Counsel. “Our IP strategy supports our vision of leading the next frontier in sleep medicine: long-term sleep therapy monitoring and management in the home, especially for patients with comorbidities,” said Hani Kayyali, CleveMed president. “Reimbursement pressures will shift chronic patient care from the hospitals to the homes, raising the need for effective and easy-to-use management tools and methods for CPAP and other OSA treatments.” Patients without comorbidities can also benefit from the technologies covered by CleveMed’s patents. Currently patients respond differently to the various CPAP machines on the market, especially auto-titrating PAP. Data from external patient sensors may provide the additional physiological information needed to prevent patient response variability.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (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 SleepView Web-portal. CleveMed’s wireless sleep products allow sleep studies to be conducted in the home, which is convenient for patients, speeds the diagnosis and treatment for providers, and reduces healthcare costs for payers. For more information, please visit www.CleveMed.com (Follow us onyoutube, LinkedIn, facebook, twitter, and CleveMed Blogs).
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