Sleep medicine, by its very nature, is a technology-driven medical specialty. From polysomnography and home sleep apnea tests to positive airway pressure machines and hypoglossal nerve stimulators, sleep specialists have implemented innovative technology to treat sleep diseases. Moreover, consumer sleep technologies now are transforming the way populations consider their sleep health. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is committed to advancing the adoption of telemedicine in the sleep field to improve access to high quality, patient-centered care.
The AASM invested in the development of a platform for providers and facilities that enables them to seamlessly integrate telemedicine into a practice. AASM SleepTM was created for sleep medicine care, with specific tools that help providers and patients monitor and track their sleep patterns, among other resources.
To learn more about this exciting technology and how to implement it into your practice, visit sleeptm.com or call AASM SleepTM at 1-888-334-6820.
Telemedicine Position Paper
The AASM Board of Directors convened a task force to understand and define the key features, processes, and standards for telemedicine specific to sleep medicine. The task forced developed a position paper that discusses the specific advantages and disadvantages of telemedicine and provides recommendations for appropriate use of telemedicine for the sleep specialist: American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Position Paper for the Use of Telemedicine for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders.
Telemedicine Implementation Guide
Looking for information on how to begin using telemedicine in your practice? Download the free Sleep Telemedicine Implementation Guide. Topics covered include:
- How to start a telemedicine program
- Developing a telemedicine strategy
- Developing a workflow plan
- Understanding hardware and software needs
- Business aspects of telemedicine
- Regulatory, legal and ethical considerations
- Tips for a successful telemedicine encounter