The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is preparing to discontinue its AASM SleepTM telemedicine service in one year. New subscriptions will no longer be accepted after Sept. 30, 2021. Current subscribers will continue to be able to use SleepTM, purchase minutes, receive support, and renew their subscription for a pro-rated term that will end no later than Sept. 30, 2022, when the SleepTM service will shut down.
In 2015 the AASM published a position paper (and updated it in 2021) encouraging sleep medicine professionals to utilize telemedicine as a tool to improve patient access to sleep care, and the AASM launched AASM SleepTM in January 2016 as an innovative, custom-built telemedicine platform with specific features for the sleep field. During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine utilization has rapidly increased along with the number of companies offering sophisticated telemedicine systems for medical practices and health systems. Rather than competing with these companies, it has become clear that the AASM should focus on equipping our members to successfully integrate telemedicine while advocating for reimbursement of telehealth services.
The AASM will continue to develop telemedicine resources to help members implement and maximize a telemedicine program and will provide support to SleepTM subscribers to assist them in transitioning to a new telemedicine system. If you have questions about SleepTM, please send an email to email@example.com or call (888) 334-6820.