Barry G Fields, MD, MSEd, spoke to Pulmonology Consultant about sleep telemedicine.

It is difficult to quantify how much telemedicine has improved access to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, but we do know that patient demand for these services far exceeds provider supply. This is especially the case for patients who are homebound, live in rural areas, or live in places with a low sleep provider to patient ratio (even in some urban areas). Research shows that the quality of sleep care provided through telemedicine can be noninferior to that provided through in-person visits.