Information Technology

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A new smart phone app developed at the University of Washington (UW) uses a smartphone to wirelessly test for sleep apnea events in a person’s own bedroom. Unlike other home sleep apnea tests in use today, ApneaApp uses inaudible sound waves emanating from the phone’s speakers to track breathing patterns without needing special equipment or sensors attached to the body.
IBM Watson Health
With a goal of advancing the quality and effectiveness of personal healthcare, IBM is establishing a Watson Health Cloud to provide a secure and open platform for physicians, researchers, insurers, and companies focused on health and wellness solutions.
We've heard of alarm clocks that claim to wake users at the the lightest part of their sleep cycle, but this is the first we've heard of an alarm that wakes the sleeper up based on their impending commute.
MySleep101
Each year, only a fraction of sleep disorder sufferers are diagnosed and receive the care they need, even if they’re already seeing other doctors, such as a primary care physician.
Fruit Street Health, a new telemedicine platform for wellness, just launched its Fruit Street Wellness Clinic solution for healthcare providers. This new Fruit Street Wellness Clinic product has been designed specifically for healthcare providers who are looking to monitor the lifestyle of their patients and conduct virtual consultations on Fruit Street's HIPAA-compliant FDA-registered video solution.
online CBTI
There aren't enough practitioners of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to allow for all sufferers in need of the gold-standard treatment to get in-person help, but online programs can fill some patients' needs. We profile online CBT-I options, including the peer-reviewed research that supports their programs, their effectiveness data, and price points.
Available in the Apple App store, Narcolepsy Advocacy Center by patient advocate Julie Flygare is a HIPAA-secure way for patients to record their daily symptoms and facilitate conversations with their treating health professional.
Compare 7 software programs side by side. Sleep Review’s software matrix compares features such as cost, supported operating systems, training programs, and technical support.
Update 10/13/14: We have been advised that this app update is temporarily on hold. SleepRate, which offers sleep improvement plans based on methods from the Stanford Sleep Clinic via smartphone apps, has released a major update to its Sleep Improvement Plan to help people with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) get quality sleep.
MobileSleepDoc
MobileSleepDoc, LLC has launched v2.0 of the company’s flagship app: MobileSleepDoc app. The $0.99 app is designed by board certified sleep specialist, CEO/founder of MobileSleepDoc, Dr Melissa Lim.
SleepioApp
Big Health today announced that Sleepio, a new app that provides a personalized, evidence-based way to help overcome poor sleep without pills, is now live in the App Store.
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From the makers of Roomba comes RP-VITA, a self-propelled telemedicine solution already employed by more than 1,000 medical offices and hospitals.
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A new generation of sleep medicine software boasts features such as automated smart phone notifications that both improve outcomes and lower labor.
SleepCEUOnlineEducation
SleepCEU provides a simple, quick interface for sleep professionals to earn CE credit through approved Internet-based courses. The cost is $99 for a 1-year subscription for unlimited classes for one person. The site launched earlier this year.
FLuxSoftware
Free software f.lux makes a computer, tablet, or smart phone display adapt to the time of day-warming at night and like sunlight during the day.
sleep telemedicine
Patient-centered care and reducing costs are driving healthcare. Scalable technologies and telehealth approaches continue their ascent toward standard of care due to their clinical and cost effectiveness. In the final part of a three-part series, learn how to follow 7 simple steps, take action, test, and thrive.
Compare 4 electronic medical records (EMR) software options for sleep medicine side by side.
Telehealth is a broad term used to describe a range of functions spanning the entire continuum of public health and clinical care. Telemedicine, a specific subset of telehealth, involves the direct, real-time provision of clinical services.
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As the second in a three-part series, this article explains how telehealth can help improve efficiency, facilitate team-based care, and allow you to provide gold-standard treatment for all sleep disorders.
Clinical Assist Telemedicine
AMD Global Telemedicine Inc (AMD) announces Clinical Assist, a lightweight telemedicine system designed for easy maneuverability in telemedicine applications.