A $20,000 grant from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine will help establish a pilot study allowing a center to compare the accuracy of care that patients receive via telemedicine to those who see a doctor in the traditional office setting, reports Research@URMC blog.

The goal of the study is to see if telemedicine can be used to effectively diagnose and deliver care to obstructive sleep apnea patients. Results from the study will help to develop a telemedicine care model that can be replicated across the country.  As health systems like UR Medicine expand their networks and clinical programs across a greater geographic area, telemedicine programs for sleep apnea and other conditions allow patients to receive their care closer to home.

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