The ResMed AirView patient management system is now integrated with Fairview Health Services’ electronic health record (EHR) system, allowing the systems to securely exchange patient data to improve patient outcomes and drive operational efficiencies, according to a company news release.

Data generated by PAP devices, such as the ResMed S9 series and AirSense 10 series, enables medical professionals to remotely monitor patient therapy compliance to take appropriate action based on specific outcomes. With ResMed’s AirView connection to Fairview’s Epic EHR, clinicians now have access to patient PAP therapy data within their EHR system, eliminating the need to log in to multiple patient management systems to view patient outcomes.

Key features enabled with this solution include:

  • Boarding of sleep therapy patients from the EHR into the ResMed AirView patient management system
  • Daily updating of PAP therapy effectiveness data from the patient’s home directly into the EHR via AirView
  • Sleep health therapy management workflow and tracking tools embedded in the EHR, displaying key patient PAP metrics for various time intervals, customized to meet the needs of Fairview clinicians
  • Creation of a secure patient data warehouse to support advanced analytics such as the impact of sleep apnea on comorbid conditions

Interoperability of healthcare systems is a growing and important trend in the industry. ResMed’s AirSense 10 series of devices can provide daily therapy information to healthcare applications such as EHRs via built-in cellular communication.

“The healthcare system is under significant pressure to drive down the cost of care while still delivering exceptional patient outcomes,” said Raj Sodhi, Vice President, Healthcare Informatics at ResMed. “Sleep apnea represents one area where technology integration can play a key role in making that happen. When technology can reduce operational tasks and free healthcare professionals to spend more time with patients, as we’ve done here, everyone benefits.”