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A growing body of research shows that connected health brings results. Improved compliance, greater efficiencies, higher quality of care - here is some of the latest research that provides evidence of these results.
The study: An observational study of over 128,000 people with sleep apnoea whose devices allow for remote monitoring of therapy by their clinician or by the patients themselves via myAirTM, ResMed’s cognitive behaviour-based patient engagement app for web and iPhone®.
Findings: In research study presented at the 2016 CHEST congress of the American College of Chest Physicians, ResMed shared evidence that people who used online self-monitoring tools when treating their sleep apnoea with positive airway pressure (PAP) are significantly more likely to stick with their therapy.
“This new study shows that online self-monitoring tools engage patients and significantly improve their compliance and adherence to treatment. While our study focused on PAP users, we believe these results may be generalized more broadly in terms of the role online tools can have in improving medical treatment compliance overall.”
Adam Benjafield, PhD - ResMed Vice President Medical Affairs
The study: anonymous daily-usage data was analysed from over 23,000 patients during a 3-months period in Germany, the UK and Ireland on CPAP or automatic positive airway pressure (APAP) therapy for sleep apnoea.2 Patients were treated by sleep clinics and home care providers, and were all monitored via telemonitoring by their nurse or physician. Over 1,800 of these patients were also registered to ResMed’s myAir digital self-monitoring programme.
Findings: PwC’s research showed that patients who use online self-monitoring tools also use their devices longer per night.
“In recent years, the introduction of telemonitoring has given sleep clinics and home care providers a tool to proactively intervene to help patients starting CPAP treatment. With myAir, telemonitoring has been taken to the next level, and this research has now confirmed that patients who use it show significantly and measurably better adherence and usage than other patients.”
Christian Käfling, from PwC
The study: An evaluation of the effectiveness and coaching labour requirements of a web-based automated telehealth messaging programme compared to standard care in newly diagnosed OSA patients.
Findings: Telehealth programmes can reduce coaching needs while maintaining adherence.
The study: Data from a large German homecare provider was used to investigate the impact of a proactive patient management programme supported by remote access to PAP therapy data on therapy termination compared with standard care. The proactive strategy used data from AirView. Patients receiving their first PAP therapy were included and analysed in matched pairs, with 3,401 patients included in each group.
Findings: A telemedicine-based proactive management strategy compared with standard care of PAP patients was associated with a lower long-term therapy termination rate.
The study: A ResMed retrospective descriptive study of myAir usage data collected from 2,343 de-identified patient records.
Findings: ResMed’s myAir digital self-monitoring programme was linked to greater CPAP adherence.