Preauthorization and Home Sleep Testing

Heather Barskey Director of Support Services Advanced Sleep Management The need to preauthorize sleep testing services has become a daily topic of conversation and requires tireless follow up in our programs. We are constantly looking to understand how regulatory and economic changes are affecting the way sleep disordered patients are diagnosed and treated. Documentation of… Read more »

Selecting the appropriate type of airflow sensor

Selection of the appropriate sensor for monitoring airflow has become an important decision for performing sleep studies. Some of the questions we need to answer before we submit our purchase order are: a) do I use disposable verses reusable; b) what is the cost per patient for the sensor; c) how long do the reusable… Read more »

They Aren’t Little Adults

Possibly the most challenging patients in the sleep disorders center are the very youngest. While we have come to realize that sleep disorders are not limited to the adult population, we have often applied the same technology to the testing of children and infants as though they were simply smaller adults. But they aren’t little… Read more »

Single Use Sensors

Society has made great strides in changing our ways from a “disposable” culture. There was a time recently when aluminum cans, plastic milk containers and endless piles of paper simply went into the nearest landfill. However, environmental consciousness and resource efficiency have evolved. Today most communities we live and work in have reuse and recycle… Read more »

ALWAYS INNOVATING

The people and their attitudes here at Dymedix Diagnostics is what I take the most pride in. We are always looking for a better way of providing higher quality waveform data, increasing ease of use for sleep technologists and increasing patient comfort. We have recently begun using the phrase ALWAYS INNOVATING which I like very… Read more »

There Used To Be A Time…

There used to be a time, back in the early days of sleep testing, that most sleep technologists had a very strong interest in the technology being used during the PSG. Certainly, new ways of detecting and displaying physiological signals were being developed at a rather fast pace back then. If a monitoring device hit… Read more »

Dymedix, an Innovative Partner

News articles written about the need to decrease the cost of healthcare, make it more efficient, and make its delivery safer are almost ubiquitous. These goals are wonderful aspirations, but are they possible? It feels a little like that saying, “I want to have my cake and eat it too!” My belief is that this… Read more »

Utilizing the Newest Sensor Technology in Sleep Medicine

Working in Sleep Medicine is a rewarding career, and providing the best clinical care for every patient is the hallmark of an exceptional Sleep Center and an excellent Sleep Technologist. As a Sleep Technologist myself, nothing could be more frustrating than to witness a patient arousing throughout the night; whether it be a complete awakening… Read more »

With Dymedix, you can have it all

The process of selecting sleep sensors is not always a very objective one. In fact, most sleep diagnostic facilities tend to buy reflexively, with rarely a second thought. The same sensors and the same technology because it is simply familiar. But times are changing and with tightening budgets, less money needs to buy more. The… Read more »

Embracing PVDF Sensor Technology will Yield Better Results

In previous posts, we discussed a number of technical advantages that polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based sensors are capable of providing. With airflow detection, they are extremely responsive, very linear, and more stable compared to other traditional flow and pressure sensors. With respiratory effort, they are also equally responsive, linear and eliminate phase and polarity shifts… Read more »