Brightree, a provider of cloud-based software for helping post-acute care companies improve business performance and patient outcomes, announced that its home medical equipment (HME) billing and business management module has enhanced integration capabilities with AirView and myAir, ResMed’s cloud-based sleep and respiratory care patient management and patient engagement platforms.

The enhanced capabilities include:

  • Creating and updating patients in AirView, minimizing duplicate data entry
  • Receiving automatic patient compliance notifications from AirView, eliminating the need to check multiple systems
  • Inviting patients to register with myAir, helping to engage patients in their own therapy from the start

The latest enhancements integrate within Brightree’s Document Management module. This connection enables HME providers to efficiently perform regular compliance/therapy adherence checks and maintain audit compliance. Specifically, providers can automatically retrieve and store patient compliance reports from AirView directly into Brightree Document Management for provider reference, audit compliance, and easy communication to physician referral sources. Compliance report storage frequency can be configured so HME providers can automatically receive a download of an initial compliance report in addition to ongoing 30-, 60- and 90-day reports.

“As the healthcare industry shifts to an outcomes-based model, Brightree and ResMed are working to provide innovative, seamless solutions to create greater visibility into performance and smarter decision making,” says Matt Mellott, Brightree’s president and CEO, in a release. “Integrating the AirView patient management platform provides Brightree users added capabilities to optimize business efficiencies and workflows in the HME environment, helping providers focus on improving patient outcomes.”

Initial users of these new capabilities are already seeing the results.

“The Brightree-AirView solution has helped us efficiently organize our workflow, so we can spend more time on our patients’ needs and less time managing operations,” says Crystal Callender, respiratory specialist at BlueDotMedical. “Being able to securely store and retrieve patient compliance information instantly not only enhances our audit compliance and communication process, but also that of our referral sources.”

Brightree and ResMed have a history of collaborating to improve the integration for sleep therapy patients and bring greater workflow efficiency. In 2013, they automated the onboarding of patients that use ResMed S9 positive airway pressure devices. In 2014, the companies added innovative capabilities that further automated workflows, including support for ResMed’s AirSense 10 and AirCurve 10 PAP devices, together with patient onboarding, reporting, and compliance notifications.