Digital health technology company Somnoware announces the addition of a secure cloud-based polysomnography (PSG) distributed scoring solution to its healthcare management platform. This solution provides physicians with remote scoring capability to support accelerated diagnostics and sleep care management. The speed and functionality of scoring in the cloud is on par with doing it on a native desktop, and faster than accessing it for use via a virtual private network (VPN), according to Somnoware.
By having the ability to score studies in the cloud, physicians can avoid sending their studies for rescore. They can instead easily score the study in the cloud, change events, and update their reports. This solution is not meant as a primary tool for scoring technicians, since they require native performance for day-to-day scoring, but scoring in the cloud is a convenient option.
By load-balancing application traffic across many servers, the Somnoware cloud-based scoring solution increases the capacity for concurrent users and the reliability of applications, which is says provides better performance in comparison to remote scoring over VPN or a remote desktop.
When using this solution, physicians can edit studies from any location and at any time with the same reliability and similar speed as editing studies at a sleep center without having to download the sleep studies to score them. Application software versioning is managed by Somnoware, which allows for a seamless viewing and editing experience. Physicians can also make quick changes and automatically update their interpretation reports, eliminating the need for them to send reports back to the sleep center for rescoring.
“By using our cloud-based scoring solution, physicians can complete their interpretation without losing time spent in sending the studies for rescoring,” says Jinesh Jain, director of clinical technology at Somnoware, in a release. “They receive the same type of scoring experience in the cloud as they would on their desktop with full functionality and fast speed.”
Somnoware is available in two versions—Somnoware for Physicians and Somnoware for Sleep Centers. Physicians get instant access to sleep test data, e-signature capability, one-click DME ordering, CPAP compliance data, and the ability to conduct end-to-end patient care management. Sleep centers automate their complete workflow including scheduling at multiple centers, inventory management, automated reporting, therapy ordering, and AASM accreditation.