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How We Keep Our Patients and Employees Safe with TELEMEDICINE.

Posted by Jennifer Hines

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on Sep 18, 2017 5:10:17 PM

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Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. It has been used to overcome distance barriers and to improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant, rural communities.

It is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations and is being encouraged during this critical time when "social distancing" is necessary in capping the spread of Covid-19.

.“Telehealth is really instrumental in containing and treating disease, particularly in a public health emergency,” said Megan O'Reilly, a lobbyist with AARP, the advocacy group for older people, which pushed for the telemedicine provisions in Washington. “For older Americans, this can help keep them safe."

Telemedicine technologies permit communications between patient and medical staff with both convenience and fidelity, as well as the transmission of medical, imaging and health information data from one site to another.

Telemedicine is beneficial to patients in isolated communities and remote regions,SleepTM_V.png who can receive care from doctors or specialists far away without the patient having to travel to visit them. Telemedicine is health care without walls. It connects patients and medical providers through live, web-based video visits. By eliminating the barrier of distance, telemedicine improves access to care. It saves time and reduces travel expenses, making health care more efficient. While it used to represent the future of medicine, telemedicine is here now – and it is available to you at Alaska Sleep Clinic through AASM SleepTM.

At Alaska Sleep Clinic, our philosophy centers on treating every patient with compassion, understanding and personal attention. We know how important a good night’s sleep is to a person’s health and quality of life, that’s why diagnosing and treating sleep disorders is our primary focus. 

During this critical time when "social distancing" is recommended and encouraged by the US Government and the World Health Organization, your sleep health and over-all health remain Alaska Sleep Clinic's top priority.

Alaska Sleep Clinic continues to assist our communities in maintaining safety standards while receiving the services (Sleep study) that they need through several avenues like:

  • Telemedicine: Alaska Sleep Clinic is a group of four American Academy of Smiling family cooking together in the kitchenSleep Medicine accredited sleep clinics and now, Alaska Sleep Clinic is the ONLY sleep clinic in Alaska using SleepTM, the latest in sleep telemedicine technology.

    AASM SleepTM is a sleek telemedicine system from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. HIPAA-compliant and secure, SleepTM is a state-of-the-art telemedicine system for sleep medicine professionals and accredited sleep centers like Alaska Sleep Clinic. AASM SleepTM is a secure, easy-to-use telemedicine platform that allows our patients to receive specialized medicine from a distance, saving time and travel costs, while practicing "social distancing" without sacrificing quality.

    AASM SleepTM is available for patients to download on both the iPhone and the Android. We mean it when we say that connecting with your patients has never been easier. 

  • Ordering CPAP supplies online and ASC shipping the supplies directly to you.

 

  • Appropriate appointment scheduling to assist with social distancing.

 

  • Clean patient environment and PRIVATE rooms for sleep study.

ANC_4Alaska Sleep Clinic is the most comprehensive multi-site sleep lab in Alaska with clinics in Anchorage, Wasilla, Fairbanks, and Soldotna.

Call us today with any questions or concerns you may have. 

Our employees are available to you Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and after-hours and on weekends by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

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