ResMed has achieved significant growth milestones in healthcare informatics, with key new partner and customer integrations.
“Healthcare information technology can be a powerful differentiator for our customers that are increasingly being asked to do more with less,” says Raj Sodhi, president of ResMed’s Healthcare Informatics global business unit, in a release. “ResMed’s healthcare informatics offerings help deliver the high-quality care and business efficiencies important for success in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. The response to our team’s new product launches and enhancements has been overwhelming, and there’s much more in store.”
In early 2014, ResMed launched ResMed Data Exchange, a comprehensive suite of software and service solutions that integrates valuable data from ResMed patient management platforms with third-party electronic health and medical records, billing, and/or care management applications. ResMed Data Exchange has integrated with numerous leading applications and recently added the following partners.
LabRetriever: Connecting a Sleep Lab EMR to ResMed’s U-Sleep Compliance Solution
ResMed has partnered with LabRetriever to connect ResMed’s patient compliance management software, U-Sleep, to LabRetriever’s sleep lab electronic medical records (EMR) platform.
LabRetriever provides customizable, referral-to-compliance software for sleep lab management. This new partnership means compliance data measured by U-Sleep will automatically flow into the LabRetriever EMR, streamlining processes and boosting efficiencies for sleep lab and HME partners. HMEs will also be able to board patients into U-Sleep and will be notified when patients achieve compliance—all from within the LabRetriever application.
“Technology has the potential to transform sleep medicine, but only if it can easily accommodate the workflows of those that rely upon it,” says Cheryl Harner, vice president, LabRetriever. “Inputting data into multiple systems consumes valuable time and increases the likelihood of a transcription error. The integrated approach we’ve taken with ResMed will reduce data entry, eliminate the task of adding patients into multiple systems, and enable sharing of patient therapy reporting across multiple platforms.”
DME Data Solutions and Computers Unlimited: Among a Wave of New Partner Integrations
ResMed also announced that DME Data Solutions, a developer of innovative solutions for CPAP providers; and Computers Unlimited, developers of the TIMS HME Software suite; have become ResMed Data Exchange integration partners.
San Diego-based DME Data Solutions and Billings and Montana-based Computers Unlimited develop and market innovative products and services that help healthcare providers deliver the highest level of care to their patients with sleep-disordered breathing and other related conditions. Integrating to U-Sleep through ResMed Data Exchange means that DME Data Solutions’ and Computers Unlimited’s customers can more easily and securely share relevant patient information to drive positive health outcomes and workflow efficiencies.
“Our customers range from single-location HMEs to multi-physician practices, but they are united in their desire for solutions that can help them meet business and clinical goals with minimal upkeep and workflow disruption,” says Ken Ravazzolo, president of DME Data Solutions. “We conducted an extensive search process before settling on ResMed’s healthcare informatics offerings, which won us over for their straightforward implementation, comparative ease of use, and potential to deliver tangible business process improvements for our customers.”
David Schaer, president of Computers Unlimited, says: “In today’s hyper competitive and highly regulated business environment, provider organizations depend more than ever on strategic partners that can provide the right mix of software, services and support. Integrating with ResMed’s healthcare informatics platforms has allowed us to round out our software offerings to reduce duplicate data entry, maximize compliance, and streamline workflow, so our HME/DME customers can focus their attention on their patients.”
Looking to the Future
Since launch, ResMed Data Exchange has experienced rapid adoption. Many leading HMEs now benefit from the efficiencies created as a result of integrating their patients’ sleep and respiratory treatment workflows and data across complementary health information technology systems, according to ResMed. As a result of the time saved by HMEs, tens of thousands of patients benefit from more personalized care.
ResMed will continue to expand the availability of ResMed Data Exchange with future integrations and will continue to support its AirView and U-Sleep patient management platforms with significant enhancements throughout 2015.