Automation software can help sleep lab managers and other professionals automate sleep study scoring, screening, and interpretation. Softwares vary by offerings and may include features that streamline DME ordering, care management, patient engagement, and therapy adherence. Sleep Review‘s comparison guide showcases all the major automation software programs on the market so that providers have the information they need to make educated decisions about the products they use.

CompanySomnowareBioSerenity IncEnsoDataMonitAir LLCNexus Dental Systems
Description:Somnoware is a cloud-based platform for enhanced respiratory care management and hospital-at-home. The platform orchestrates data flow between disparate medical devices, unifies datasets within a single platform, and delivers high-impact analytics. The solution enables screening, faster diagnosis, proactive intervention, and automated patient engagement, resulting in improved treatment outcomes for patients with respiratory diseases, including sleep disorders, and COPD. The platform is designed for flexibility to serve as an enhanced communication tool for clients. Users can manage their program through key performance indexes to maximize team member productivity and effectiveness. The HL7/API interfaces reduce the “human error” factor from duplicating entries and cut down on lost time for the staff. The LR platform creates a paperless program with additional features to incorporate best practices for a superior experienceEnsoSleep is an FDA-cleared artificial intelligence-assisted sleep scoring and analysis solution that automates the scoring of studies and reduces the time RPSGTs spend scoring by 59%. The time savings provided by EnsoSleep gives clinicians more opportunities to expand patient care, improve outcomes, and treat more patients.Remote patient monitoring and telemedicine platform designed by doctors, for doctors, who manage patients on PAP/NIV therapy.SleepFlow connects patients, dentists, sleep physicians, labs, and insurance payers electronically for screening, testing, and ongoing care of obstructive sleep apnea.
What it Automates:Diagnosis: sleep study screening, testing, shipping, scoring, interpretation, DME ordering. Care management: patient engagement, therapy adherence, risk stratification.

Notifications of status change within the workflow, uploading and downloading, patient reminders.
Sleep study scoring
Remote patient monitoring for PAP/NIV therapy.

Patients through the process of screening through to testing, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment with reminders and notifications
Default Dashboard:Care management: patients diagnosed vs set up, patient risk profile, patient comorbidities, patient adherence scoreCustomizable

Overall lab volume for both PSGs and HSTs, median turnaround times, average accuracy or agreement percentages, breakdown for the organization’s study types

Adherence, risk, monitoring activity, patient volume, messaging notifications, billing status

Worklist of patients and prioritized tasks along with patient’s clinical and insurance records to facilitate care and outcomes
Where it is Used:
Sleep Disorders Centers, Private Sleep Practices, HMEs/DMEs, Sleep Patients, Hospital Systems

Sleep Disorders Centers, Private Sleep Practices, Sleep Patients

Sleep Disorders Centers, Private Sleep Practices, Health Systems, Hospitals

Sleep Disorders Centers, Private Sleep Practices, Sleep Patients

Sleep Disorders Centers, Private Sleep Practices, HMEs/DMEs, Sleep Patients, Dental Offices
Pricing Structure:monthly subscription

Implementation fee + flexible monthly fee  (scales with monthly volume; no upfront cost) 

tiered pricing based on active patient volume
$99/ per month
Alerts/Notifications:SMS, email, efax. Custom patient engagement alerts based on patient-reported data, comorbidities, OSA severity, CPAP adherence, in-home connected devices, and more

Text messaging, user-specific task reminders, email, efax, and workflow status notifications

Flags studies that are the wrong type or too short, as well as sections of studies that contain dropped or noisy signals

Patient risk levels, patient messaging

New tasks and daily/weekly reminders
EMR/EHR: Epic, Cerner, Brightree; Diagnostic devices: Acquisition, therapy, PFT, spirometry, and wearables.

Epic, Cerner, Medconnect, Allscripts, sleep acquisition and home sleep testing equipment.

Compatible with the leading software and devices; contact EnsoData to confirm compatibility

ResMed and Philips Respironics PAP/NIV devices

Integration APIs for desktop and cloud practice management systems, sleep labs, telemedicine providers
AI/Machine Learning Features:

Predicting patient treatment behavior; sleep, asthma, and COPD diagnosis
Not provided.

EnsoSleep uses machine learning to score and stage studies with 93% diagnostic accuracy for the four AHI severity groups

Facial recognition, automated patient case analysis and classification
Year Introduced:20172002201720222021
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The Sleep Review automation comparison guide was last updated in Oct 2022. This guide was published in the Oct 2022 print edition.