Two Fusion Health officers pen an opinion piece for Transport Topics that discusses the advantages of sleep telehealth programs in the transportation industry.
Employees in Web-enabled programs receive significant operational benefits when compared with traditional scenarios. The ability to provide all elements of care using a sleep telehealth approach can result in completing the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in a single 12- to 18-hour period. In addition, some telehealth platform programs can receive and manage daily PAP treatment data directly through a wireless network. Using treatment data, medical algorithms and behavioral coaching, drivers can fulfill fitness-for-duty certification requirements under medical supervision while they are on the road during the first few weeks of treatment.