University Services introduces the pm-Assist Sleep Scoring & Interpretation Service. pm-Assist allows employers or medical professionals using home sleep testing devices to upload raw data and receive a diagnostic report in as little as 24 hours. According to the company, all data is scored by Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGTs) and interpreted by board-certified sleep physicians.

Each RPSGT and board-certified sleep physician in the pm-Assist program is an employee of University Services, not a network of unaffiliated physicians or technicians. “Our Board Certified Sleep Physicians medically licensed in all 50 states provide a consistent level of service nationwide,” a press release from the company stated. “Diagnostic reports are issued with treatment recommendations based on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines. These qualifications provide medical professionals the highest standard in sleep care night after night.”

“The new PM-Assist Web-based service provides an easy to use, secure, and comprehensive method for uploading study data and relevant clinical information to enable thorough analysis and interpretation,” said Scott Whitcomb from 1st Line Medical, an independent diagnostic testing facility that provides portable monitoring testing services to ear, nose, and throat specialists nationwide. “This service model enables optimized patient care and dramatically improved economics critical to the improvement of health care for the diagnosis and treatment of OSA in the current economic environment. The portal is user friendly and the service prompt.”

pm-Assist offers transmission of data through a secure Internet connection as well as online study tracking and statistical analysis. Board-certified sleep physicians can review initial evaluations, titrations, reevaluations, and treatment effectiveness studies. PM-Assist is compatible with numerous home sleep testing devices.

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