By RTSleepWorld Staff
Since the April 2022 press release announcing their investment by Inspire Medical Systems, Ognomy, the telemedicine platform, and app, has grown and continues to innovate towards its mission of democratizing access to expert sleep apnea care.
Ognomy is an easy and effective way for patients to consult with a board-certified sleep medicine care team using their mobile phone or their desktop. Ognomy also provides a turnkey virtual platform for sleep medicine practices to enable comprehensive virtual care and manages all administrative and logistical burdens related to home sleep testing, therefore freeing up more time for sleep clinicians to focus on patient care.
Since the beginning of this year, Ognomy has increased its patient volume by 313%, achieved low no-show rates, and tripled the number of treating providers on the platform.
With Inspire, Ognomy ensures that patients receive home sleep tests quickly, thus accelerating the speed to care. Many sleep practices are booked out months in advance, and despite medical insurance barriers, including required pre-authorization, Ognomy is leading the industry in providing fast access to comprehensive sleep care.
Ognomy’s platform is advancing, with the company making video consultations easier, faster, and more reliable, enhancing its friendly Sheepa chatbot to engage with patients, making its sleep-specific physician templates more flexible, and creating a module for Ognomy partners to refer and manage patients that need to see a sleep practitioner and get tested for obstructive sleep apnea.
Ensuring that the full sleep ecosystem is easily accessible for patients and providers is another key initiative. Ognomy is working to integrate a national durable medical equipment (DME) provider and a global dental appliance manufacturer so that physicians on the Ognomy platform have direct access to all of the standard and upcoming innovative therapies for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Ognomy is on a mission to stamp out undiagnosed sleep apnea – and going by its progress over the past few months, we can presumably expect to see further developments and advancements coming soon.