Digital health technology provider Somnoware announces the addition of secure cloud-based video storage capability to its sleep health management platform. With the addition of this new capability, sleep wellness centers can now store all of their sleep test data in the cloud. They can also provide sleep physicians with anytime, anywhere access to this data.
Sleep labs typically record and store clinical sleep study videos for at least 30 days, with each video taking almost a gigabyte of storage space. Maintaining and storing these videos and other study data on local servers represents 15%-20% of the total operating cost of a sleep test facility, estimates Somnoware. With the Somnoware sleep health management platform, Somnoware states this cost can be reduced by over 90%. Instead of searching for content across multiple hard drives and backup devices, personnel can quickly search and access files in the cloud from any device. Somnoware also provides automated backups and synchronization.
Somnoware states that its video storage capability allows sleep centers to easily American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accreditation requirements for data storage, accessibility, and post-processing in the native test application. Availability of raw video data in the cloud enables physicians to visually verify the validity of the sleep test by checking for fallen off sensors, strange patient movements, and sleep talking during the study.
“Sleep centers today are under intense cost pressure with falling utilization rates. Using cloud-based storage in Somnoware, sleep centers can drive down costs and drive up profitability,” says Subath Kamalasan, Somnoware CEO, in a release. “This is another evidence of our commitment to bringing down healthcare costs through the use of digital health technology.”
Somnoware is available in two versions—Somnoware for Physicians and Somnoware for Sleep Centers. Somnoware for Physicians offers instant access to sleep test reports in one standard format across all devices. It provides rich contextual data with interpretation report templates, e-signature, and one-click DME ordering. Physicians get up-to-date CPAP compliance data on all patients, diagnostics and titration data, and predictive insights. Pre-diagnostics data with estimated likelihood and severity of sleep apnea is also available.
Somnoware for Sleep Centers offers a single screen solution for scheduling, moving patients between AST/HST, group scheduling for multiple center locations, and therapy ordering. It consists of automated processes for pre-population of EMR data, device inventory management, loss prevention, and barcode-based management. The solution stores study data and complete video recordings, offers flexible reporting templates for intuitive data visualization, web-based report generation, and centralized data view for AASM accreditation.