medSage Technologies introduced its new patent-pending TrendSetter Universal CPAP Monitor, a product that collects patient compliance data from any brand of PAP machine and sends it in near real time to home health providers.

This capability allows the providers to address patient compliance problems or potential therapy issues. "Now our clients can quickly and easily manage their patients’ needs and compliance to therapy like never before—and enjoy enhanced profitability at the same time," says company president and CEO Jerry Connelly.

TrendSetter is fully integrated into medSage’s suite of patient management applications, so no data entry is needed. Patient information is automatically uploaded. And there’s no need to learn multiple software applications. The user can access all patient reports from a single, easy-to-use, Web-based software application, states company information about the product.

TrendSetter works for any PAP machine, with a simple snap-on sensor, according to the company. It operates wirelessly, without being susceptible to cellular or pager network dead zones. The compliance monitoring is also suitable for CMS and other payor reporting.