Philips Respironics launched the SleepMapper self-management system, a robust mobile and web-based solution for patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that combines the components of feedback, education, and troubleshooting.
SleepMapper is the first self-management system for OSA patients that incorporates motivation enhancement therapy techniques to aid in adherence to sleep therapy, according to Philips. This application provides sleep apnea patients with the tools they need to enhance their sleep therapy experience, demonstrating Philips’ commitment to providing patient-focused solutions that help improve quality of life.
SleepMapper empowers patients who use Philips Respironics System One positive airway pressure (PAP) devices to stay involved and interested in their therapy and motivated to stay compliant. A patient can view therapy feedback, set goals, and access information, resources, and tutorials about sleep apnea and the Philips Respironics System One sleep therapy devices and masks.
“Non-adherence to therapy due to poor patient education and not understanding the disease management process have been inherent obstacles to CPAP success,” said Mark S. Aloia, PhD, senior director, global clinical research at Philips Healthcare. “SleepMapper provides patients with a clear path for learning to manage treatment of their OSA. It allows patients to take ownership and develop goals to strive toward, which is important because it fosters patient engagement and instills a level of accountability.”
SleepMapper can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet, or accessed from a computer. It is available on Google Play, iTunes, and www.sleepmapper.com. For more information about SleepMapper, the patient website is www.sleepmapper.com. The sleep professional and provider website is www.philips.us/sleepmapper.