EnsoSleep AI Scoring Impacts the Bottom Line
The final part in the 4-part series analyzing EnsoSleep’s impact on different sleep lab roles provides the financial proof for adopting EnsoSleep and why owners, directors, and other sleep lab decision makers should invest in EnsoSleep.
Sleep Labs Invest in EnsoSleep AI Scoring to Stay Relevant and Competitive
For sleep lab owners, and those responsible for revenue growth, efficiency, cost savings, and productivity are crucial to maintaining a successful operation. However, many sleep lab teams are being stretched more than ever before, as they take on more and more responsibilities.
At the same time, patients are becoming more like consumers, and expect care that meets them where they are and on their timelines. What does that mean for sleep center operations? Finding solutions to improve ease-of-use and expedite positive patient outcomes is imperative to staying relevant and competitive.
EnsoSleep AI scoring is a solution that addresses these challenges. Using AI scoring to provide faster turnaround times for sleep studies leads to satisfied, healthier patients and more physician referrals. Staff members supported by a solution that reduces the time to score studies by 50% are happier and more efficient. All around the sleep lab, outcomes are better.
Savvy Sleep Lab Leaders Equip Staff With More Time
EnsoSleep cuts down on the arduous and timely process of scoring sleep studies. At most sleep labs, studies are reviewed first by a technologist scoring the study in fine detail, and then by a physician reviewing the study and providing diagnosis.
Clinics using EnsoSleep allow the AI to take the first pass at scoring the test by automatically annotating the sleep study using preferences set up by the sleep lab during the implementation process. The technologist then reviews the scored study and makes any necessary changes before sending the scored study to the physician for review. Changes can be made directly in the native viewing software or in EnsoSleep’s personalized clinician study management platform.
The EnsoSleep workflow takes on average, less than half the time that it took the sleep technologist to score the study from scratch.
Ever-growing backlogs limit the growth capacity of sleep labs and bandwidth of staff, stifling the ability to add more beds, more HSATs, or more locations without having the time and resources to support those endeavors.
Using an AI scoring solution frees up staff to focus on growth initiatives for the sleep lab that can increase revenue, such as adopting new HSAT devices, or launching new programs, like a Sleep Navigator or a virtual educational program for treatment options.
Implementing new programs involve up front time and resources, but utilizing EnsoSleep AI scoring to support staff, and equipping them with the tools to rollout new initiatives, is proof of the ROI of adopting AI Scoring technology.
Increase Sleep Lab Bed Utilization Rates with EnsoSleep
AI Scoring helps increase bed utilization rates by providing staff with more time to focus on turning over HSATs, reducing no-shows, and generating new referrals from local providers. In turn, AI Scoring speeds up turnaround times for referral partners, increasing capacity to support more physicians. In addition there may be ways to address untapped groups within the patient population.
For example, in every system there are many patients who never scheduled their appointment after a referral. By reaching out to these patients and to their physicians, the sleep lab builds rapport with the referring physicians, and can receive additional referrals from PCPs, as positive word-of-mouth stories circulate.
Also, freeing up staff time by using AI scoring provides opportunities to proactively reach out to incoming patients, prevent no-shows, and reschedule missed patient appointments, as well as follow-up appointments to check on patient compliance and increase adherence. After implementing EnsoSleep AI scoring technology in their sleep labs, Sleep Management Services (SMS) was able to maintain an overall no-show rate of 6.3% in 2021, including a record 4.45% no-show rate in October of that year!
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To read how EnsoSleep impacts other sleep lab roles, check out these blogs:
- How EnsoSleep Assists Sleep Technologists
- EnsoSleep AI Scoring Eases Physician Concerns
- Lab Managers Leverage EnsoSleep to Support their Team
Thanks for reading our 4-part series on how EnsoSleep impacts sleep professionals. Are you ready to ramp up your sleep lab operations with EnsoSleep AI scoring? Reach out to schedule a meeting and discuss next steps.