VERSAILLES, Ohio – (October 17, 2011) – Midmark Corporation, a trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for ambulatory care, today announced the launch of the Midmark SleepView® Monitor and SleepViewSM Portal.
The Midmark SleepView Monitor is the market’s smallest and lightest portable home sleep monitor that meets the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s recommended channel set for Type III monitors.
The Midmark SleepView Portal offers prescribing physicians secure, HIPAA compliant online access to registered polysomnographic technologists and board-certified sleep physicians who provide scoring, professional interpretation and treatment recommendations.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) 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, 85 percent of the population with the disease is undiagnosed and untreated. “There is a real need in the healthcare industry to address this large and growing clinical concern,” said Tom Treon, senior product manager for Midmark. “We want to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care for patients with OSA by providing another diagnostic option, which enables patients to be tested in the comfort of their own bed and convenience of their own home for a more natural night of sleep.”
OSA does in fact hold 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 car crash injuries. Economic studies have also shown that people with untreated OSA have 200 percent higher healthcare costs than similar people without OSA.
Midmark has entered into a strategic partnership with Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. (CleveMed) for licensing of the SleepView technology. Established in 1990, CleveMed is a leader in sleep diagnostics technology with products serving sleep labs, institutional and home settings.
Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar, President and CEO of Midmark stated, “We are very pleased to partner with CleveMed, a company that provides proven expertise in sleep disorders research and diagnostics. SleepView offers both an exciting addition to our diagnostic device portfolio and sophisticated, yet easy-to use services for our customers with the goal of providing efficient and effective patient care."
“We are very excited about our relationship with Midmark to extend sleep healthcare to patients in need”, said Hani Kayyali, president of CleveMed. “Midmark is a strong and trusted brand with outstanding relationships among distribution and physicians. They offer our technology unique advantage to realizing the goal of providing patients, providers and payers with a convenient, cost-effective and high-quality solution to identifying OSA so it can be managed effectively.”
For more information, please visit www.midmarksleepview.com, call 1-800-MIDMARK or contact your authorized Midmark distributor representative.
About Midmark Medical
Dedicated to helping healthcare providers deliver the most efficient patient care, Midmark is redefining the future of the clinical space from the examination room to the procedure room, providing clinical solutions to redefine workflow. Its line of Midmark and Ritter Barrier-Free® examination and procedures tables, diagnostic products, sterilizers, lighting, seating and casework have become the industry standards in medical practices of all sizes, helping improve the patient experience while improving safety, ergonomics, productivity and profitability. Midmark’s IQ Digital Diagnostics System, a combination of digital diagnostic devices and software solutions, allow fast and easy capture, interpretation and retrieval of patient information for single practitioners to large physician groups integrating EHR/EMRs. Its Care Exchange™ Workstations help physicians’ offices easily integrate IT with digital diagnostics and electronic prescriptions. For more information, visit midmarkclinicalsolutions.com or midmark.com.
SleepView is a registered trademark of and manufactured by Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. of Cleveland, OH. CleveMed develops innovative biomedical devices, and is a leader in miniaturized wireless telemetry and physiological monitoring devices. CleveMed has developed a growing range of products that address the needs of those with sleep disorders, including the Crystal Monitor PSG series, Sapphire, SleepScout, iPSG and DreamPort. CleveMed’s wireless sleep products allow sleep studies to be conducted remotely, and monitor a wide range of sleep disorder symptoms, while eliminating the need for typically bulky sleep diagnostic equipment. For more information, please visit www.CleveMed.com.
Midmark Corporation brings efficient patient care to millions of people each day in the human and animal healthcare industries around the world. A leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, Midmark is focused on continuously improving exam room workflow and enhancing patient-caregiver interactions. Midmark’s more than 1,500 teammates worldwide are dedicated to redefining the future of the clinical space and making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as four subsidiaries in the United States and international subsidiaries in France, India and Italy. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com, and follow Midmark on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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