Dallas, TX — Together Airway Management and VirtuOx introduce VirtuOx Professional Edition, a web-based Patient Management Systemfor the providers of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT). This comprehensive system does not use software and is accessible via an Internet connection from any PC. It includes Oximeter Screening, Home Sleep Testing (HST), patient demographic and Sleep Record storage, as well as medical billing for oral appliances. Airway Management and VirtuOx will debut the system at the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Medicine in Boston, June 7-9, 2012.
Unlike Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), OAT requires gradual titration in the home over a three- to four-week period. Oximeter screening allows for a pretherapy patient baseline of oxygen saturation and a post-titration read for the protrusive management of the appliance. In addition, Home Sleep Testing may be ordered through VirtuOx Professional Edition to establish a diagnosis and confirm the treatment position of the appliance.
All patient information, including demographics, physician notes, oximeter, and sleep test reports, is conveniently stored electronically in individual portals with administrative access being controlled by the subscriber/provider. A medical billing option will be available, including key services such as patient claim submission and follow-up to Medicare and commercial insurance, as well as in-network provider status applications.
Airway Management (AM) is the leading manufacturer of custom oral appliances for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which includes snoring, UARS, and sleep apnea. AM was founded by W. Keith Thornton, DDS, a third generation dentist from Dallas, Texas, who developed the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) in 1994. Airway Management is the market leader with more than 250,000 TAP devices delivered to patients. AM holds 52 patents in the United States and abroad centered on OAT and CPAP (TAP PAP) for the full spectrum treatment of SDB.
VirtuOx, Inc. is a privately held medical technology services company that provides diagnostictools and services that enable a variety of health-care organizations and professionals in diagnosing and treating Respiratory Diseases through vertically integrated platforms, products and services. Platforms include a Medicare-approved, Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) that assists in the diagnosis and qualification of treatment options for Sleep Disorder Breathing and Respiratory Diseases in the home and also industry-leading web-based management applications that communicate with physicians, medical equipment providers and patients globally.