COVID-19 UpdateAs the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to develop, Watermark Medical’s focus on the health and safety of our staff, partners, customers and patients is our top priority. We are closely monitoring guidance from the CDC and other public health organizations and taking appropriate action to ensure we continue to provide uninterrupted technical support, as well as maintain clinical and diagnostic services for our home sleep testing clients. While most of our technical and clinical staff are working remotely, we currently maintain shipping/receiving and quality assurance services from our office to manage device maintenance and repair requirements.
A few questions regarding the coronavirus outbreak have been specifically asked about the cleaning processes of the ARES device. Our cleaning procedure (when followed as described in the ARES Product Guide) has been validated and meets agency guidelines to mitigate the transfer risk of bacteria and viruses. For our customers safety, the ARES User Guide intended to be given or reviewed with each patient, includes instructions for the patient to place the device back in the plastic bag to return to the issuing facility. Once cleaned, storing the ARES device in a new resealable plastic bag will help ensure that the ARES remains clean and ready for the next patient use. Those who clean the devices after patient use can limit their chance of exposure by proper use of gloves and frequent washing of their hands. We are monitoring guidelines from CDC and other regulatory agencies and will adjust our procedure if their recommendations change.
Sleep-related treatment and studies can result in higher costs with inefficient returns. Home sleep testing solutions are a great compliment and option to in-lab or clinic sleep testing protocols. The ARES™ Home Sleep Test system can efficiently and securely screen, identify, test, and diagnose patients suffering from sleep apnea from the comfort of their own homes. This reduces the patient’s stay at a hospital or clinic, provides a great alternative testing solution for your busy clinics, and the ability to reach an expanded patient population. It also provides an incremental revenue opportunity for your clinic.
Watermark Medical has a long history of working with hospitals and clinicians to improve patient care and reduce costs. Here’s what we can do for you:
Reduce Patient Backlog and Leakage:
The Watermark Medical HST solution can be easily integrated as a compliment to your busy in lab schedule, providing a solution that prevents scheduling backlog and is attractive alternative for hesitant patients.
Expand Clinical Capabilities:
Screening for sleep apnea can reveal other severe conditions that often go undetected, allowing for earlier treatment and better outcomes for high-risk patients.
Our streamlined workflow minimizes the burden on physicians and clinicians while improving care management.
Access to Publications:
Browse our peer-reviewed publications authored by our researchers who are advancing the understanding of sleep disorders. For over a decade, hospitals, clinics, and other industry leaders have enlisted us as research partners.
Our ARES™ Home Sleep Test system brings together comfort, convenience, and state-of-the-art technology for a complete approach to sleep care. ARES™ is:
Our analytic tools help identify at-risk groups and develop care strategies to advance population health.
A cloud-based system that makes the patient experience easier and more effective. Provides access to Board Certified clinicians that work together to formulate a proactive approach to sleep wellness.
Easy-to-use, wearable in any sleep position, and capable of collecting up to three nights of data, ARES™ makes sleep studies convenient for both physicians and patients.
Our compliance rate is significantly higher than our peer providers, leading to lower long-term costs
If you would like to get started with the ARES™ Home Sleep Test from Watermark Medical, please contact us to discuss convenient options available to you.