OnDemand Visit launches a Sleep Study Via Telemedicine
With the new age of technology invading the healthcare system and improving access to patients, OnDemand Visit is taking telehealth to a whole new level by launching a virtual sleep study. Sleep disorders are extremely common and can be a big interruption in a person’s everyday life. According to National Public Radio (NPR), “Roughly 60 million Americans are affected by the sleep disorder each year.” That’s a lot of Americans who are not getting the quality sleep they need to stay healthy.
For people that have a hard time staying asleep throughout the night, or falling asleep in the first place, it can be frustrating to have limited access to the care they need. Sleep specialists are hard to come by and you often have to wait 45 days or more to get an appointment. But, with OnDemand Visit, all you have to do is simply download the app and request that a sleep specialist provider assists you.
The sleep screening is done online at your convenience no matter where you live geographically. And, if required, a sleep study can be organized in your home with a home sleep study kit, provided by your virtual OnDemand Visit doctor. The results of the home sleep kit become available online and it conveniently comes with recommendations for CPAP machines, in order to ensure quality sleep. Everything is automated and within one system so it’s easy for the patient, as well as the healthcare provider, to navigate and understand.
OnDemand Visit is also an excellent tool for trucking company drivers. It will help them stay obedient with the DMV guidelines for sleep compliance. According to Aeroflow Healthcare:
“Fatigue causes about 40% of accidents and may be responsible for 1,500 deaths. This is because fatigue causes delayed responses, irritability, mood swings, headaches, dizziness, impaired judgment, and more.”
Being diagnosed with sleep apnea can result in the loss of their CDL and trucking career, but with OnDemand visit, truckers in need will be able to be treated by a certified sleep specialist at a much faster rate, lowering the risk of job loss.