Curr Pulmonol Rep (2017) 6:195–205 DOI 10.1007/s13665-017-0187-7 SLEEPING AND BREATHING (T LEE-CHIONG, SECTION EDITOR) Monitoring Progress and Adherence with PAP Therapy for OSA: the Roles of Telemedicine and Mobile Health Applications 1,2 3 Dennis Hwang & Tanya Doctorian Published online: 20 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Abstract messaging have been proven to improve therapy adherence. Purpose of Review Given the challenge of optimizing contin- Additional sleep-related telemedicine platforms that can be uous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy adherence in practically adopted include the use of web-based educational patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this paper dis- programs, patient applications that promote self-management, cusses implementation of telemedicine-based mechanisms and and peer-based patient-driven platforms. other health-related technologies in order to develop a compre- Summary This paper discusses sleep-related telemedicine hensive and cost-effective solution for OSA management. mechanisms that can be used to improve CPAP adherence Recent Findings Technology is changing every aspect of and discusses emerging trends within the health information health care by empowering patients while changing the ap- technology ecosystem, including electronic health record in- proach of providers and the health system of delivering care. tegration and their potential impact on OSA and clinical Key elements
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