Home Testing for Sleep Apnea

Mar 19, 2013

Midmark Corporation offered testing as part of an employee wellness program.
By Thomas Schwieterman, MD, as seen in Advance Healthcare Network for NPs & PAs, March 2013

Incentivizing worker productivity, controlling healthcare spending and offering employee wellness programs are considered factors for business success. A survey of 365 corporations found that only 5% do not have a wellness program or plans for one.1 Wellness programs vary in scope from health risk assessment for chronic conditions to smoking cessation to on-site exercise options.

Despite these laudable efforts, many corporations are overlooking a pervasive health concern that negatively impacts worker efficiency and may result in unnecessarily high healthcare costs. Employees affected by obstructive sleep apnea have persistently lower productivity, consume more total healthcare dollars and experience higher rates of absenteeism…