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
380 Empire Rd #120
Lafayette, CO 80026
Tel: (303) 665-8444
Fax: (303) 665-8448
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.
3001 Industrial Lane, Unit 4
Broomfield, CO 80020
Doug Hudiburg, CEO
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Sleep Apnea Continuum of Care Program from TotalCare eHealth Launches into First Primary Care Pilot
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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BROOMFIELD, Colorado September 28th, 2015 – CPAP TotalCare™, a nationwide CPAP Therapy company has formed an alliance with Naturs Design, the makers of RemZzzs® CPAP Mask Liners aimed at bringing more effective CPAP therapy and better sleep to CPAP users. The RemZzzs CPAP mask liner acts as a barrier between the skin and the silicone of the mask’s cushion, virtually eliminating all of the most common problems associated with wearing a CPAP mask.
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy is the primary treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a chronic condition that, left untreated, has serious health effects. Unfortunately, many CPAP users find their CPAP mask to be difficult or impossible to tolerate, so they do not get the therapy and quality sleep that they need. Because CPAP TotalCare is focused on solving the problems that limit the effectiveness of CPAP Therapy, the company has joined with RemZzzs to make it easy for CPAP users to resolve their mask problems.
According to CEO, Doug Hudiburg, the alliance with RemZzzs is all about the patient, “We are actively seeking to align with companies that share our vision for better therapy and better quality sleep for CPAP users, and the RemZzzs mask liners are a perfect fit. It’s a simple product that can have a profound effect on a patient’s level of satisfaction and ability to tolerate the therapy.”
The Patented RemZzzs liners are made from a special blend of naturally absorbent fibers that are designed to absorb facial oil and moisture. For years mask manufacturers have been trying to solve the age old problem that occurs when silicone comes in contact with the human face — perspiration. With even a small amount of perspiration, a mask’s silicone cushion tends to lose its seal. This increased moisture usually results in a loss of air pressure, setting off an entire chain of events that can end with scenarios like burping and squealing noises from air leaks, constantly re-adjusting the mask, red marks and skin irritation, never really getting a good nights rest, or eventually just throwing the mask and machine into the closet.
“After hearing Bob tell his story, I knew that we needed to develop a way for all of our members to experience their product. I’m happy that RemZzzs has committed to providing samples to every CPAP TotalCare member that wants to try RemZzzs mask liners.” – Doug Hudiburg, CEO CPAP TotalCare
Commenting on the CPAP TotalCare therapy platform and technology, Bob Rutan, creator of RemZzzs said “We are excited about working with CPAP TotalCare because their unique technology and program ensures that no one falls through the cracks and that those patients who are struggling with mask issues get the help they need.”
CPAP is a complex and critical therapy for people who suffer from sleep apnea. If they are unable to use their mask, or mask leaks keep them up at night, the negative health consequences can be significant. RemZzzs mask liners often provide a quick solution to many common mask problems and the CPAP TotalCare RemZzzs alliance helps ensure that patients get the lifesaving therapy and quality sleep they need.
About CPAP TotalCare
CPAP TotalCare is a technology-based healthcare company that is focused on improving CPAP therapy in the United States through a patient-centered approach. The company is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado with a growing network of Therapy Associates throughout the US. CPAP TotalCare is on a quest to build the world’s most effective CPAP Therapy management software for CPAP users, Therapy Providers, and Sleep Clinicians. 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, CPAP TotalCare is addressing the fundamental problems and inefficiencies related to managing CPAP Therapy.
The CPAP TotalCare therapy program provides the highest standard of care while reducing overhead.
CPAP TotalCare, Inc.
Doug Hudiburg, CEO
303-469-3392; doug (at) totalcareehealth.com
About Naturs Design, Inc.
Naturs Design, Inc. originated with the desire of its CEO to help his wife sleep more comfortably with her CPAP mask. After a trial of RemZzzs worked so well, he quickly realized how widespread problems with CPAP therapy were, and decided to bring this wonderful solution to the aid of those that suffer with sleep apnea. RemZzzs mask liners make it possible to receive the full benefits of CPAP therapy, allowing the wearer to keep the mask on all night long, comfortably increasing both healing sleep and keeping healthcare professionals happy with increased compliance.
Naturs Design, Inc.
Bob Rutan, President
877-473-6999 (alternate # 517-481-2288); info (at) RemZzzs.com
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RemZzzs is a registered trademark of Naturs Design, Inc.
CPAP TotalCare is a trademark of CPAP TotalCare, Inc.
Broomfield, CO – CPAP TotalCare Inc. announced today the US beta launch of its CPAP TotalCare web-based CPAP Therapy program that makes therapy easier, more effective, and more efficient. 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.
CPAP Therapy (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the treatment of choice for a chronic, widespread, and serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The objective of CPAP TotalCare is to improve patient satisfaction and adherence to CPAP therapy while, at the same time, reducing overhead and increasing revenue for CPAP equipment providers and clinicians.
“CPAP therapy providers have been looking for an affordable and efficient way to stay in touch with, and manage, their CPAP patients.” said Doug Hudiburg, Founder and CEO of CPAP TotalCare. “Because of the inherent difficulty of staying in close contact with a growing pool of patients, therapy providers, patients, and their physicians often lose touch – which leave the patient isolated and unsupported – something none of the stakeholders want.”
CPAP TotalCare is building the world’s most effective CPAP Therapy management program. 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 managing CPAP Therapy.
CPAP TotalCare makes CPAP therapy best practices scalable and profitable through…
- Standardized, evidence-based patient management protocols and business processes
- Low-cost interactive follow-up & patient support – with email, text messaging, and secure private messaging
- Self-service supply ordering and patient payment collections – retail/self-pay or 3rd party payer
- Efficient patient management technology – automating many tasks and greatly streamlining others with standardized workflows
- Therapy and health metrics tracking – support for all major CPAP machine and CPAP mask types, wearables, and health peripherals including Withings, FitBit, and Jawbone devices.
- Document storage & sharing, equipment & supply maintenance schedule, video reference materials, and much more.
According to the company, the intent of this beta phase of the software is to work very closely with therapy providers, patients, and clinicians to test, improve, and refine the CPAP TotalCare program through user feedback. “We’ve taken the application just far enough to have the basics in place, the best stuff is yet to come because it will be driven by user needs” Hudiburg said.