PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep Specialists, LLC a medical device company specializing in sleep therapy, and HGE Health Care Solutions, a leader in digital health and chronic disease management, announced today a comprehensive sleep management and cost reduction program for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
OSA is a chronic medical condition characterized by periods of interrupted breathing during sleep and may increase a patient's risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease.
A recent study conducted out of Temple University that included patients from the Law Enforcement Health Benefits (LEHB) organization found that the Comprehensive Sleep Program resulted in a 21% cost savings.
The Comprehensive Sleep Management Program includes screening tools, home diagnostic testing, coordination of therapy, and digital monitoring of compliance. The program uses the Zzoma Positional Device for treatment of sleep apnea, snoring and aims to replicate cost-reductions while maintaining clinical effectiveness and compliance.
"HGE specializes in developing, validating, and implementing chronic disease management solutions that produce meaningful results," says Sila Yesilsoy, COO of Sleep Specialists. "Our Comprehensive Sleep Management Program will improve the lives of patients living with OSA and make caring for these patients more affordable," she added.
"Chronic conditions affect nearly half of the adult population in the United States, and one in four adults are living with two or more chronic diseases," said HGE CEO Mike Markus. "Digital health solutions are reducing the daily symptom and financial burdens of chronic disease, and we are pleased to have a leadership role in making these solutions available to patients," he added.
About HGE Health Care Solutions, LLC:
HGE Health Care Solutions (www.hge.healthcare) offers chronic disease management solutions that improve patient care and achieve clinical and financial outcomes for hospital systems and payors, and provides development, validation and clinical research support for industry partners.
About Sleep Specialists, LLC
Sleep Specialists, LLC (www.ZzomaOsa.com) is a medical device company that specializes in sleep therapy. Board-certified physicians designed Zzoma®, an FDA-cleared Class II (prescription only) medical device for the treatment of sleep apnea.
SOURCE Sleep Specialists, LLC