Unveiling the EnsoSleep RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along Program
A Deep Dive into the 1:1 Customer Training with Sleep Technologist and Industry Veteran: Shahanwaz Khan, BA, RPSGT, CCSH
In the ever-evolving field of sleep medicine, understanding the intricacies of sleep study scoring is critical to succeeding as a sleep technologist. This is why it is wise to utilize both sleep technology and personal expertise to efficiently and accurately analyze patient sleep data. And that’s especially true for users of EnsoSleep AI Scoring and Study Management.
Technologists use their own experience analyzing sleep studies, empowered with a solution that both scores and annotates studies consistently and reliably and brings all their devices into one location, allowing sleep clinicians to elevate their scoring and patient care.
EnsoSleep Study Management is AI powered viewing, scoring, editing and reporting software designed to expedite the patient care journey and simplify the sleep technologist’s workflow. However, like all software solutions, it can take EnsoSleep users a little practice to understand all the ins and outs of the system. And that’s where the EnsoSleep RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along program shines.
From the value technologists gain from working directly with an experienced sleep technologist, to the ability of physicians to utilize this program, and the impact and expectations for technologists experiencing EnsoSleep implementation, the RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along program is positively impacting the sleep technologists and physicians who use EnsoSleep.
The RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along Program: An Overview
EnsoData’s Clinical Informaticist and 10+ year sleep industry veteran, Shahnawaz Khan, BA, RPSGT, CCSH, is the hands-on lead for the Ride-Along program. In short, his goal is to enhance technologists’ understanding of the EnsoSleep AI Scoring and Study Management platform and help them feel comfortable using the software.
Khan’s expertise and experience with dozens of sleep devices, combined with his ability to communicate in the “language of sleep” with technologists about what they’re experiencing is so valuable to the success of the program.
“The Ride-Along program was designed to address the challenge of bridging the gap between the technology and those using it. Often, techs need just a little one on one time to ask specific usability questions while reviewing studies, and they’re able to feel more comfortable and confident using EnsoSleep to score sleep studies,” said Khan.
While being able to efficiently review and score studies is a key to success for all scoring technologists, there’s more to a Ride-Along than learning a few tips and tricks. One of the program’s additional benefits is fostering relationships.
The Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning
As Shahnawaz conducts Ride-Alongs, trust and camaraderie develop naturally between himself and the technologists. No longer are they in the dark and on their own. When challenges arise, technologists have a confidant to reach out to, and soon, technologists become experts themselves.
Ride-Alongs also provide an opportunity for technologists to get to know the EnsoData team, specifically Shahnawaz, on a more personal level. The sessions occur during the technologist’s workflow, whether that’s in the morning or evening, and Khan works flexibly to accommodate each participant. According to Khan, those who have participated in these Ride-Alongs expressed that it felt less like work and more like building relationships, making the process of learning and troubleshooting more enjoyable.
Additionally, working with so many technologists has helped him expand his knowledge, as each sleep professional brings their own personal experience and insight to the Ride-Along sessions. This knowledge-sharing breaks down barriers that might exist, either real or imagined, and facilitates a stronger discussion between two registered technologists around scoring challenges and patient outcomes.
Physicians Can Also Get Behind the Wheel
The RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along program is not exclusive to technologists. Physicians can also take advantage of it, especially if their workflow involves scoring, reviewing, or generating reports for patients within the EnsoSleep Study Management platform.
Shahnawaz explained that physicians often have busy schedules and well-established workflows. Any changes to these workflows can be disruptive to their day, and that includes implementing new software solutions, like EnsoSleep.
However, as it can for technologists, the Ride-Along program helps physicians understand the ins and outs of the platform, allowing them to optimize their scoring process, save time and improve the accuracy of the results they share with patients. Khan’s expertise and insight during the Ride-Alongs allow him to tailor advice to their specific needs, making their experience using EnsoSleep more smooth and efficient.
“For instance, many users were unaware of simple but effective time-saving techniques, such as saving their preferred montage or using event analysis windows to streamline the scoring process,” noted Khan. “These small adjustments can significantly impact a user’s efficiency and confidence in scoring in EnsoSleep.”
Expectations for Your First RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along
If you’re an EnsoData customer who is considering participating in a Ride-Along, there’s no need to be worried or nervous. You don’t need to come prepared with anything, as it’s designed as a meet-and-greet, where you open any study in EnsoSleep and begin scoring together with Khan.
During your Ride-Along, feel free to ask questions, share curiosities, and discuss your unique scoring process, specifically what is working and what is challenging, directly with Khan. The aim of the program is to create a relaxed and supportive environment where you can enhance your understanding of the software and become more efficient at overscoring AI scored studies.
This service is becoming increasingly important and valuable, providing customers with a tool to seek guidance and optimize their utilization of EnsoSleep. Ultimately, the RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along program is more than just a learning experience. It’s an opportunity to connect with another sleep technologist, one on one, without any pressure.
Reach out to EnsoData to Schedule a RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along
Whether you’re a technologist or a physician, this program offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and streamline your scoring workflow. Reach out to our team if you’d like to learn more about the EnsoSleep RPSGT Scoring Ride-Along program.