CareTouch Communications Inc has launched CareTouch360, a device-agnostic sleep therapy compliance program designed specifically for commercial trucking companies. The web-based platform and communication service tracks drivers diagnosed with sleep apnea through an interface that manages and monitors therapy compliance. The system automatically communicates with drivers at predetermined intervals to collect objective data and document compliance.
As reported by the Harvard Medical School, the crash risk for a person with sleep apnea is 242% greater than a person without the disorder. Therefore, a Medical Expert Panel proposed guidelines to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stating that “drivers should be disqualified immediately or denied certification if they have been found to be non-compliant with their CPAP treatment at any point.”
The CareTouch360 service monitors patients with sleep apnea to ensure they are on therapy and receiving the maximum benefit from their treatment program. The service also manages patient comfort level and satisfaction, tracks issues or concerns, provides coaching, and facilitates the collection of therapy data.