Webinar Series: Advancing Sleep Diagnostics Through Home Sleep Testing


The healthcare industry was challenged by the global pandemic, but ultimately, it took a giant leap forward toward advancing at-home and telehealth solutions to meet patient demand. Sleep diagnostics are no exception — they are ripe for disruption and among the best suited for the changes ahead. In fact, providers have already begun to shift from in-hospital to home-based sleep tests and to provide telemedicine solutions along the patient journey.

Throughout the past decade, sleep diagnostic providers have been torn between whether to conduct a full polysomnography (PSG) in the hospital or to send patients home with a home sleep apnea test (HSAT). The hesitancy to rely on an HSAT lies in the historically inconsistent measurements and standards recognized across the world. Traditionally, HSAT is considered to be miles away from PSG, but modern innovations to the technology pose a new outlook.

In this webinar series, Advancing Sleep Diagnostics Through Home Sleep Testing, we look at the challenges facing home sleep testing, the reactions from diagnostic technology providers, the metrics to measure accurate sleep diagnosis, and how artificial intelligence (AI) in sleep diagnostics has taken the field by storm. We will interview both experts from Nox Medical along with experts in the field of sleep to focus on the urgent challenge we all face – to increase accessibility to good sleep diagnostics, ultimately supporting healthy sleep for all.

Balancing Clinical Accuracy and Simplicity in Home Sleep Testing

Dr. Erna Sif Arnardottir

Throughout the past decade, sleep tests have progressively shifted to the home setting due to the increasing number of patients in need of a proper sleep diagnosis. This is the result of both an increased awareness of sleep disorders among the general population and the demand for feasible diagnostic options without hospitalization. Often, sleep diagnostics providers have focused on comfort and simplicity in home sleep testing but have excluded important data to do so. According to Dr. Erna Sif Arnardottir, one of the challenges in today’s sleep diagnostics is the industry’s mis-diagnosing of patients — whether that means under- or over-diagnosing. Furthermore, the entire procedure is too labour intensive and time-consuming for practitioners to manage the enormous demand from patients.

Dr. Erna Sif Arnardottir is the Director of the Reykjavik University Sleep Institute, President of the Icelandic Sleep Research Society, board member of the European Sleep Research Society, and Project Leader of The Sleep Revolution. The Sleep Revolution, a project that aims to change the way sleep diagnostics are performed, to better predict who will develop adverse consequences due to sleep disordered breathing, to predict this in a much earlier manner that is currently done, and to get patients into relevant treatment with milder disease.

The first webinar session titled Balancing Clinical Accuracy and Simplicity in Home Sleep Testing, welcomes Dr. Erna Sif Arnardottir, a leading sleep researcher and Director of the University of Reykjavik Sleep Institute, to discuss the challenges of today’s sleep diagnostics and home sleep testing.

During Dr. Arnardottir’s webinar, many pressing questions will be addressed, including:

  • How accurate the data is that you gather from home sleep testing
  • How close are those devices to the Gold standard, and do we want to bridge the gap?
  • Why is the Gold standard still so ineffective, and what can we throw out without jeopardizing quality?
  • At what point in home sleep testing are we sacrificing too much data for simplicity?

To join the live webinar held on Wednesday, March 17, at 11:00 am ET please register HERE


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