Under the leadership of Patrick J. Strollo Jr., MD, an AASM Presidential Task Force on the Future of Sleep Medicine and workgroups of thought leaders in the sleep field have been examining how changes in health-care delivery might impact the evaluation, management and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. Their reports have been compiled in an AASM white paper that addresses three key topics: frameworks for healthcare delivery such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), patient registries, and new outcomes measures and tools for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

The Future of Sleep Medicine white paper has been posted on the AASM website to give members an opportunity to provide comments before the paper is submitted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. AASM members are encouraged to review the paper and submit comments to kmccann@aasm.org by Friday, July 15, 2011.