Primasun Launched At HLTH 2022
Primasun is an end to end, clinically supported solution for addressing complicated sleep disorders, and recently launched at HLTH 2022. It was formed as a joint enterprise between Resmed, which is a global leader within digital health and sleep technology, and Verily, which is an Alphabet precision health company. Primasun offers combined cutting edge healthcare tech and leading healthcare research into one intuitive and comprehensive digital health platform. Although being described by the CDC as a public health epidemic in 2014, insufficient sleep still continues to have an enormous impact on the lives of millions, the healthcare system and the workplace. A lot this can be attributed to poor access to care, and it is estimated that up to 70,000,000 Americans currently struggle with an undiagnosed sleep disorder.
Despite this, there is reportedly only one sleep specialist per every 43,000 Americans who are able to help them find and receive the relevant care. Using a preventative care model, Primasun works with healthcare providers and employers with the aim of identifying populations who are at risk, and connects patients with certified sleep physicians, who them guide them through the process of being diagnosed , then treated, in a matter of weeks. “Sleep is the foundation of physical and mental health, and at Primasun, we believe there’s an opportunity to build a more efficient, equitable healthcare solution that helps patients clinically improve their sleep, and in turn, their quality of life,” said Jonathon Lobbins, CEO of Primasun. “We’re proud to offer a solution that lowers barriers to care, empowers patients to take control of their health, and helps reduce poor sleep’s strain on the home, workplace, and healthcare system.”
“The clinical proof is clear: Diagnosing and treating sleep disorders can help people live healthier and longer, be safer and more present in their work and personal lives, and lower their healthcare costs,” said Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., chief medical officer of ResMed and Primasun board member. “We’re thrilled to see Primasun generate greater awareness about the importance of sleep and help pave more equitable pathways for people to optimize their sleep and overall health.” The initial product offering from Primasun offers to connect patients with certified sleep specialists, who are able to clinically assess patients with symptoms of insomnia, identify and treat obstructive sleep apnoea, and give guidance on ways to improve sleep hygiene.