ExpressMD Solutions, a provider of remote patient monitoring systems and services for patients with chronic illnesses, has developed an interface between its Electronic House Call (EHC) in-home remote patient monitoring solution and DeVilbiss Healthcare‘s IntelliPAP AutoAdjust CPAP device.

The introduction of this interface allows the EHC solution to be used in the monitoring, management, and optimization of a patient’s adherence to their sleep therapy program. Specifically, the EHC interface is designed to enable care providers prescribing the CPAP device to remotely monitor and verify therapy compliance, which is required under new Medicare regulations for reimbursement of the services.

"This new system will not only provide an efficient means to satisfy the new Medicare PAP LCD requirements for adherence, but could also facilitate improved patient outcomes,” said Joe Howard, vice president of marketing at DeVilbiss Healthcare. “The Electronic House Call will allow providers to monitor the use of the IntelliPAP device and intervene rapidly in the event that the patient encounters any issues with their therapy. A critical component to establishing an adherent PAP patient is to provide education and support—both of which are offered through this revolutionary solution."

The Electronic House Call solution allows health care providers to manage more patients without increasing staff overhead costs and to improve personalized care plans and vital statistics monitoring, while reducing the requirement for home and office patient visits, according to a statement from the company. Automated features can increase patient care plan compliance while improving patient medical condition monitoring and providing online disease and illness education. Using remote patient monitoring for chronic patient illness management can reduce the incidence of emergency hospitalizations and readmissions, minimize the severity of reoccurrences, improve condition outcomes for patients, and reduce the overall cost of patient care, company information stated.