Sleep960 Announces Integration Partnership with ZWare; Directing SleepScreener Referrals into Home Sleep Testing

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This initiates the next phase of development for SleepScreener by providing a more effective way to electronically screen patients for sleep disorders and refer them to the industry’s first vendor neutral Home Sleep Testing management program.

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This interface will allow sleep centers using both applications to more efficiently handle the patient screening and home sleep testing process.

Signature Sleep Services (dba Sleep960) announced today that it has reached an agreement with ZWare Inc. to integrate its mobile patient referral generator application with the industry’s first vendor neutral Home Sleep Testing management program. This begins the first phase of development that will allow SleepScreener to transfer relevant HST patient information including demographic and insurance fields over to the ZWare HST application.

Home Sleep Testing is a rapidly growing sector in sleep medicine as it provides a more cost effective way to diagnose patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea that do not have any significant medical comorbidities. Sleep960 has developed SleepScreener, a web based patient refer generator that can identify patients suitable for HST. ZWare has developed the industry’s first Home Sleep Testing management program compatible with multiple leading HST devices.

One of the biggest issues within the health care industry is the inability for related software applications to communicate and exchange patient information fields. This gap often forces needless redundant data entry resulting in errors and a waste of valuable time. Both companies are aware this is a problem and have dedicated resources to develop a seamless integration between their products.

“SleepScreener does a great job of screening and referring patients with sleep disorders in a health care setting but that’s only the beginning of the cycle,” says Michael Clark, VP of Sales and Business Development for Sleep960. “The next step for most of these patients is the diagnostic process, which in many cases is Home Sleep Testing. In order to make this process run more efficiently an interface is required to pass a variety of information fields directly into the ZWare HST application.”

“This interface will allow sleep centers using both applications to more efficiently handle the patient screening and home sleep testing process,” stated Craig Wilson, CEO of ZWare. “In order to begin the HST process a number of patient information fields must be manually entered into ZWare. However once the interface with SleepScreener is complete this initialization function will be accomplished within a split second with no data entry errors.”

The companies also have plans to expand the integration between their respected products to include more functions in the “screening to testing process.”

About Signature Sleep Services LLC
Signature Sleep Services (dba Sleep960) is a sleep medicine resource company providing diagnostic & therapy products, consultation & management services and Polysomnography educational courses. In the products sector Sleep960 offers a novel patient referral generator application for identifying and referring patients with sleep disorders in a medical practice setting. Additional products include an internet insomnia treatment program and complete PSG diagnostic system. In the services sector SLEEP960 provides sleep center accreditation assistance, management contracts and general consulting. A sister company the Florida International Sleep School provides a variety of Polysomnography courses with a blended mix of on-line, on-demand and traditional classroom sessions.

About ZWare Inc.
ZWare is the first internet Home Sleep Testing software compatible with multiple leading HST devices. It allows sleep providers to coordinate and manage the complete home sleep testing process, including mail-based or clinic dispensing, scoring, physician interpretation, inventory, Durable Medical Equipment orders and detailed data analysis. In addition, ZWare allows these functions to occur in multiple locations and to be managed from a central location. ZWare is a HIPAA compliant solution giving sleep providers a critical tool to meet AASM’s Out of Center accreditation standards.

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