BROOMFIELD, Colorado June 25th, 2016 – TotalCare eHealth announced today that it has completed the development of it’s Sleep Apnea Continuum of Care Program and launched it’s first primary care pilot location. The program improves the efficiency and effectiveness of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening, diagnosis, and therapy for patients and their healthcare providers. TotalCare is the first to provide a single, digitally-connected patient experience throughout the complete continuum of care. The TotalCare eHealth platform combines outcomes-based patient management protocols and a proprietary ‘eHealth operating system’ to increase patient engagement, improve outcomes, and reduce cost.
“We’re very excited to launch our OSA continuum program in our first primary care pilot location, South Pointe Clinics in Lafayette, Colorado” says Doug Hudiburg, CEO of TotalCare eHealth, a Broomfield Colorado startup technology company. “We’ve always known that the key to effective sleep apnea management is at the primary point of care and we are thrilled to have an enthusiastic partner in this pilot. South Pointe understands the importance of reaching the un-diagnosed sleep apnea population within their current patient population and within their community in general.”
There are approximately 40 million sufferers of sleep apnea in the United States (about 20% of the adult population). People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. When the brain detects a lack of oxygen, it rouses the sleeper, usually only partially, to signal breathing to resume. As a result of restricted breathing, the sleep apnea sufferer’s blood oxygen dips below healthy levels with enough frequency to impact the health of their heart and other vital organs. Also, sleep apnea causes extremely fragmented and poor quality sleep. Untreated sleep apnea is a serious condition that can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, obesity and stroke.
The vast majority (approximately 75%) of sleep apnea sufferers remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Sleep apnea is most commonly treated with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, or Oral Appliance Therapy.
“As a new owner of a community primary care clinic, as well as a practitioner, I know that 30% or more of my adult patients are likely to suffer from sleep apnea. With the TotalCare sleep apnea continuum of care program we can screen every adult patient, manage consultations and evaluations efficiently, provide quick access to low-cost home sleep testing, and easily prescribe the appropriate therapy for patients who test positive for sleep apnea.” Says John Hundley, PA-C, owner of South Pointe Clinics.
The goals of the TotalCare Sleep Apnea Continuum of Care program are as follows:
- Digitally-connect patient, physician, diagnostics provider, and sleep apnea therapy provider under one HIPAA, HI-TECH, and MARS-E compliant continuum of care
- Improve key outcomes: hospital re-admissions, patient satisfaction, physician & provider ratings, profit per patient, and others
- Reduce ‘net cost’ and ‘time to therapy’ for patients with OSA
- Improve OSA continuum of care and maximize patient adherence to therapy
- Collect usage and outcomes data and provide summary and detail reporting
- Ensure effective follow-up, patient communications, and support with participating providers
For more information about TotalCare eHealth and the TotalCare Sleep Apnea Continuum of care program, visit https://TotalCareEHealth.com
If you have a sleep issue, or think you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, visit https://totalcareehealth.com/sha for a free sleep health assessment.
South Pointe Clinics
South Pointe Clinics is a multi-specialty primary care clinic in Lafayette, Colorado. South Pointe serves their community with a variety of healthcare services including family practice, walk-in urgent care, occupational health and certified physicals, chiropractic, physical therapy and holistic health. South Pointe’s experienced providers have expertise in a wide range of medical treatments.
‘South Point Clinics’ is a trademark of South Pointe Clinics.
South Pointe Clinics
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Lisa DuBord, Clinic Manager
TotalCare eHealth is a technology-based healthcare company that is focused on improving healthcare in the United States through a patient-centered approach. The first commercial implementation of the TotalCare platform is the TotalCare sleep apnea continuum of care program. The company is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado with a growing network of therapy providers and clinicians throughout the US.
‘TotalCare eHealth’ is trademark of TotalCare eHealth.
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Doug Hudiburg, CEO
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Sleep Apnea Continuum of Care Program from TotalCare eHealth Launches into First Primary Care Pilot
A few years ago, I think it was early 2012, I attended an event in Denver put on by my friend Ken McArthur called The Impact Event. At that event, Ken asked all of the attendees how they could positively impact the lives of 1 million or more people. It’s an exciting question and a great framework around what Ken does.
At that meeting, and after hearing the stories of dozens of inspiring people (Ken included) who were already positively impacting millions of people, I set my goal my next big goal — to help one million sleep apnea sufferers connect with better health. Since then, this one overriding goal has driven my actions in my business life.
In the intervening time, we created the TotalCare eHealth platform and the TotalCare CPAP therapy program. Now we have the mechanism and program to reach that goal.
There is a lot to say about the story that lead us to this point, perhaps I’ll blog about it, but today we are looking forward.
Here’s how the TotalCare platform connects Sleep Apnea Sufferers with better health. We connect people with…
- Online screening & sleep disorder risk assessment
- Easy access to home sleep testing and sleep physician consultations
- CPAP and health data
- Physicians and other clinical resources
- CPAP Therapists and therapy providers
- More effective CPAP therapy
We’re just getting started, but the entire TotalCare team is committed to our big goal.
We’ve started calling it our ‘Connect 1 Million’ campaign, and you will be hearing more about it in the coming days.
Want to get involved now? Visit our home page and select the account type that is right for you.
I’ve started and stopped for about 20 minutes and finally have resolved to share part of an ‘internal’ blog post I made to the TotalCare team.
I don’t have to tell you that we’ve had a hard path to get here.
I don’t have to tell you that what we have built together is remarkable, in many ways. Both now – and in many ways we have yet to see.
I don’t have to tell you that we will have a positive effect on the lives and health of hundreds of thousands, and then millions of people around the world.
We are crossing the chasm.
The digital divide.
The last mile in connected patient care.
What started as a wild concept 8 years ago is now in the palm of my hand. It’s like making the plans for a bus route from San Francisco to New York, and ending up with a high-speed bullet train 8 years later.
Both get you from one point to another, but the scope, mode and speed are remarkably different.
We are addressing issues now that are at the heart of healthcare, not just in the US, but around the world.
Connecting patients and providers. Connecting data among all stakeholders. Providing scalable patient management protocols along the complete continuum of care. Tracking and improving outcomes at scale. Maximizing efficiencies. Patient empowerment… and on.
These are the things we do now, and will rapidly improve on as we go forward — and they are the biggest issues facing healthcare.
TotalCare is an eHealth technology platform that helps individuals manage their personal health and helps their healthcare providers manage more patients, more effectively, and more efficiently.
Broomfield, Colorado March, 08, 2016 – CPAP TotalCare Inc. (DBA TotalCare eHealth) announced today the launch of its TotalCare eHealth platform for patients and their healthcare providers that combines outcomes-based patient management protocols and a proprietary ‘eHealth operating system’ to help providers attract more patients and manage them more effectively resulting in better outcomes and increased profit.
While the platform is built to support any targeted disease state, therapy, or procedure, the company’s first commercial implementation is in the US Sleep Health market focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening, diagnosis, and therapy.
“Our strategy is to focus narrowly on the OSA continuum of care and then apply the model and platform to other health verticals such as chronic sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, depression & anxiety, and smoking cessation” says TotalCare Founder and CEO, Doug Hudiburg.
This new eHealth web application and therapy program provides CPAP users a way to stay connected with their healthcare providers as well as efficiently self-monitor their CPAP and health data and manage their equipment and supplies. It allows CPAP therapy providers and clinicians to deliver the highest standard of care to a large patient population in an efficient and economical manner.
“We have been looking for an affordable and efficient way to stay in touch with, and manage, our CPAP patients.” said Robert McCoy, President of Valleyaire Respiratory and Valley Inspired Labs – one of the initial pilot locations for the TotalCare eHealth platform. “Because of the inherent difficulty of staying in close contact with a growing pool of patients, therapy providers, patients, and their providers often lose touch – which leaves the patient feeling isolated and unsupported – something no one wants.”
The TotalCare eHealth platform…
- Standardizes best practices with outcomes-based eHealth protocols
- Digitally-unifies patients and all clinicians onto one shared platform
- Empowers patients to utilize self-help resources and online ordering
- Utilizes low-cost interactive technology for screening, patient education, and patient communications
- Automates routine activities & supports efficient 1-on-1 interaction with patients who need it
- Collects, Tracks, stores, analyzes, and reports on therapy metrics and outcomes data
- Utilizes ‘big data’ and analytics to improve eHealth protocols – true evidence-based medicine
- Facilitates monitoring, early detection and intervention when needed
The company is intensely focused on providing CPAP users with the tools, resources, and support they need in order to get the best possible result from their experience with CPAP Therapy. For Clinicians and therapy providers, the solution addresses the fundamental problems and inefficiencies related to CPAP Therapy.
TotalCare eHealth is a technology-based healthcare company that is focused on improving healthcare in the United States through a patient-centered approach. The company is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado with a growing network of Therapy Associates and Clinicians throughout the US.
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The TotalCare eHealth programs are designed to help people change their health habits, track and improve their therapy, or assess their risk for different medical conditions. These online programs offer a step-by-step approach to behavioral change that are tailored to your wellness goals. Our programs are focused on making eHealth easier and more effective for users, therapy providers, and clinicians and to help everyone involved get the best possible result from any therapy. Depending upon which program you enroll in, you may expect to receive, among other things:
- The tools to create a plan and measure your progress toward meeting your goals
- Your private, customized to-do list to help you achieve your goals
- Quick interactive checkups to make sure your therapy stays on track
- The ability to monitor, log and analyze important ‘health metrics’ such as weight, activity, sleep, blood pressure, sleep quality and more
- Connect ‘wearable’ or ‘health peripheral’ devices Including, FitBit™, Jawbone™, Withings™, MapMyFitness™, and many more
- Store and share prescriptions, medical studies, and other health documents in a secure environment
- The TotalCare eHealth platform provides therapy providers and clinicians with a secure, private way to connect with and easily support users who need assistance.