Sleep Review interviews David C. Weiler, GSEC, CCNA, CIO/ security officer at Precision Diagnostics, and Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT, CEO and founder of Sleep Technology Institute.
|As the lines for sleep studies stretch out the door and around the corner, many facilities remain understaffed, according to David C. Weiler, GSEC, CCNA, CIO/security officer at Precision Diagnostic Services Inc, Fargo, ND. Sleep Review spoke with Weiler about how outsourcing services such as scoring and interpretation can help make up for the reported shortage of RPSGTs and sleep physicians.
Q. What is the biggest challenge facing sleep programs today?
Q. How does your companys Digital Courier service help in overcoming staffing challenges?
This kind of efficiency allows for more patients to be studied, diagnosed, and treated while maintaining the quality of the program by utilizing credentialed professionals. All sleep studies can be scored by an RPSGT if desired and interpreted by an ABSM diplomate no matter where the study is acquired. Outsourcing services, such as scoring and interpretation, is now easier and more secure since the service providers need only Internet access and do not need resident software matching the acquisition site.
Q. What should laboratories and centers be concerned about most when considering outsourcing?
Q. How does Digital Courier stay up to date in the always-changing sleep technology world?
We are committed to investing in research and development to ensure easy-to-use, leading-edge technologies to meet the needs of our customers and help facilitate positive changes in direction for the sleep industry.
|In busy sleep facilities, physicians can quickly run short on time and money for sleep scoring. Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT, president of Sleep Technology Institute Ltd (STI), Sugar Land, Tex, spoke with Sleep Review about the benefits of contracting with an outside scoring company.
Q. What is the biggest challenge sleep specialists face when opening a new sleep facility/laboratory?
Q. How can they overcome this challenge?
Q. What is the biggest benefit of outsourcing sleep scoring?
Q. Your company provides a private network that connects sleep facilities to your main office. What are the main advantages of this?
Our customers have access to RPSGTs to assist with difficult titrations, artifact resolution, and clinical anomalies. Our on-call RPSGTs can access the customers system within seconds, view the data as it is being acquired, and provide the solution to resolve the technical issue at hand. This is very helpful for new start-ups or existing centers with new staff.