CleveMed has secured accreditation for home sleep testing through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). “We are extremely excited about this highly reputable stamp of approval; it will support our fast-growing partnerships with healthcare systems across the country”, said Hani Kayyali, CleveMed President and CEO. “We see significant growth opportunities for our business model, which is based on offering healthcare systems effective tools needed to meet their growing patient demand for sleep testing while maintaining care continuity”.
Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
“Being vertically integrated allowed us to offer providers quality fulfillment service and excellent customer support in a very cost-effective solution. ACHC accreditation is a testament to the quality of those services. We are happy to report that our services have successfully unlocked the ability of many sleep centers to handle more orders coming from their referring sources; thus, improving patient access to care” said Sarah Weimer, CleveMed’s Director of Sleep Products and Services.
CleveMed’s SleepView is the smallest and lightest sleep monitor on the market that exceeds the American Academy of Sleep Medicine guidelines. CleveMed’s fulfillment service (SleepView Direct) allows sleep physicians and centers to expand their reach by adding a mail-order program to their testing services with minimal staff time involved.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most prevalent form of sleep apnea, is a repeated interruption of normal breathing during sleep due to a collapse of the upper airway. It is estimated to impact as many people as asthma and diabetes; yet, up to 80 percent of the population with the disease remain undiagnosed and untreated. Moreover, OSA leads to serious health and economic consequences. Numerous studies link OSA to major chronic diseases, such as stroke, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and increased odds of serious vehicle crash injuries.