ASAA and FusionHealth Announce Audio Teleconference for Upcoming Conference on the Financial and Health Implications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Workplace

This unprecedented conference combines leaders from universities, employers and solution providers to share evidence-based solutions and case studies for treating OSA and managing compliance to therapy. The Economic and Clinical Impact of Sleep Apnea—A Solutions Conference for Employers and Health Plans to be held on October 24-25, 2012 in Baltimore, MD.

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Financial and Clinical Implication of Sleep Apnea

Conference on the Economic and Clinical Implications of Sleep Apnea

This is the first conference of its type to focus on comprehensive solutions for OSA for which health outcomes and return on investment for employers can be demonstrated.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 22, 2012

The American Sleep Apnea Association, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and effective solutions for Sleep Apnea, and FusionHealth, leading provider of Care Management Solutions for Sleep Apnea, are pleased to announce availability of the audio teleconference sharing information on the conference being held October 24-25 at the Sheraton City Centre in Baltimore, MD. The Economic and Clinical Impact of Sleep Apnea—A Solutions Conference for Employers and Health Plans, is a ground-breaking look at the consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on the workplace and the technological and care management solutions that produce evidence-based results.    

Leading experts from universities along with employers and solutions providers will present current OSA research, data from employer fatigue management programs, and specific case studies outlining the management and treatment of OSA and its economic results:

  • Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kevin Potts, Chief Operating Officer, Union Pacific Health System
  • Stacy Ishman, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Johns Hopkins University
  • Cary Shames, DO, CHCQM, FAIHQ, Medical Director for the Americas, ResMed Corp.
  • Jeffrey Durmer, MD PhD, Chief Medical Officer, FusionHealth
  • David Rapoport, MD, New York University
  • Sigurjon Kristjansson, Chief Executive Officer, FusionHealth
  • Michael Simmons, DMD, Sleep Dentist in private practice
  • Michael P. Coppola, MD, President/Chief Medical Officer, American Sleep Apnea Association

“It is unprecedented to have these individuals from academia, employers and solution providers in one location at one time,” stated Edward Grandi, Executive Director, ASAA. “This is the first conference of its type to focus on comprehensive solutions for OSA for which health outcomes and return on investment for employers can be demonstrated.”

According to FusionHealth’s Chief Medical Officer Jeffrey Durmer, MD PhD, this conference is vital due to the “irrefutable evidence linking Sleep Apnea to employee health and the rising cost of healthcare in the workplace.”

Click here to listen to Dr. Durmer and Mr. Edward Grandi, Executive Director, ASAA give a briefing on the upcoming conference. Additional conference information is available at http://www.sasw2012.org. Registration rates are as follows: $300 for conference attendees and $200 for government employees.

About American Sleep Apnea Association
The American Sleep Apnea Association, founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes awareness of sleep apnea, works for continuing improvements in treatments for this serious disease, and advocates for the interests of sleep apnea patients. Our mission is simple: The American Sleep Apnea Association is dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder. The ASAA promotes education and awareness, the ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network of voluntary mutual support groups, research, and continuous improvement of care.

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American Sleep Apnea Association
Edward Grandi, 1-888-293-3650
egrandi(at)sleepapnea(dot)org

About FusionHealth
FusionHealth® specializes in innovative healthcare technology and care management solutions for companies seeking to reduce health-related costs linked to workplace fatigue and employee sleep disorders. FusionHealth’s groundbreaking i.AIM™ platform coupled with a unique process to Analyze, Intervene and Manage sleep disorders impacts up to 30% of health-related costs for employees under treatment. For more information, please see http://www.fusionhealth.com.

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FusionHealth
Jennifer Lindskoog, 1-888-505-0820
jlindskoog(at)fusionhealth(dot)com


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