August 03, 2021
Why Choose Ognomy to Treat Your Sleep Apnea?
What is Ognomy?
It is not just an app…it is so much more than that.
Before Ognomy, patients who suffered from sleep apnea (or symptoms of snoring, tiredness or urinating at night amongst others) faced a long, time-consuming journey to get tested and treated—think multiple overnight stays in sleep clinics and traveling back and forth to physician consultations.
Now, patients don’t have to worry about any of that. They don’t even have to leave their house to get tested, diagnosed, and even treated, for sleep apnea.
Ognomy is a telemedicine platform that matches patients with sleep doctors in their state, and after their initial meeting, the physician can send a sleep test directly to the patient’s home. The sleep tests are incredibly simple to self-administer, and doing it from the comfort of your own bed? Well, it couldn’t be easier.
“Is telemedicine not just a buzzword people are throwing around?” you might ask. Well, no. According to a study by McKinsey and Company, telehealth use “has increased 38X from the pre-COVID-19 baseline.” Additionally, Fortune Business Insights estimates that the global telehealth market size will reach “USD 559.52 billion by 2027.”
How does Ognomy use telemedicine and why should you trust it?
The very first step for our patients is to install the Ognomy app on their mobile device so they can book a video visit with one of our physicians.
During your telemedicine consultation, one of Ognomy’s board-certified providers will review your medical history with you and perform a physical examination, including an examination of your throat using your phone’s camera. If they believe that you are at risk for sleep apnea, they will organize for our home sleep test to be sent directly to your place of residence. You can send this back to us the next day in the pre-paid box provided.
In order to register with us, as they would in any doctor’s office, patients will be asked to provide some information (as this can affect their diagnosis and treatment plan).
“But why should I trust an app with my private information?” you might say? Well, we get your concerns. That is why keeping your information safe and secure is our number one priority.
How do we prove it? Well, we are fully HIPAA compliant which literally means we “keep people’s healthcare data private.” In addition, each of our physicians is board-certified and have active and unrestricted DEAs. “What are DEAs?” you ask? Well, look no further…they are identifiers assigned to a health care provider (such as a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner) by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration allowing them to write prescriptions for controlled substances, or in this case, prescribe sleep tests and treatments for sleep apnea.
What are the benefits of Ognomy?
Since Ognomy offers a virtual platform for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, we also provide a greater variety of appointment times than what would be available at most in-person sleep clinics. We even offer appointments at night and on the weekends for your convenience.
In certain cases, Ognomy may recommend that you see a doctor for an in-person evaluation after your initial at-home sleep study. Most often, Ognomy’s virtual services provide all the care that you need, without you ever having to leave your home.
In addition, we accept all major insurances, which we will verify prior to your visit with the doctor and without charging you a cent.
Where is Ognomy available?
Ognomy is accepting patients across ten states, and this number is continuously growing. We are currently in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Utah. Keep an eye on our map, or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to stay up to date.
How can you get started?
Install the Ognomy app on the app store or google play to book your first virtual sleep consultation, or contact us for more information. Or simply text the word SLEEP to 47177 to receive a text with a direct link to download the app.
We look forward to getting you on the path to better sleep, and simply, better health.