Fidelis Diagnostics Launches New Sleep Study Program for the Trucking Industry to Test for Sleep Apnea
Sleep disorders, including Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), affects nearly 23 million working Americans and can have hazardous effects on health and quality of life. Symptoms can range from high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disorders to cognitive weakening, headaches, degradation of social and work-related activities, and increased risk of car and work-related accidents. Shift workers, including truck drivers, bus drivers, police officers and fire personnel, are most likely to suffer from sleep related disorders and should be tested.
“Studies show that 33 percent of commercial truck drivers suffer from Sleep Apnea, and they are five times more likely to be involved in a serious highway accident due to the sleeplessness and lack of ability to concentrate that are associated with apnea,” said Amir London, COO for Fidelis Diagnostics. “We believe that using the WatchPAT technology at the driver’s convenience makes the test more convenient as there is no need to be referred to a sleep lab. This will raise testing compliance, and also lower insurance and health care costs for trucking companies, which can ultimately lead to safer roads for everyone.”
The WatchPAT is an innovative, clinically proven, FDA-approved in home sleep study device providing accurate detection of sleep apnea. The device comes with a tamper proof ID bracelet allowing complete chain-of-custody tracking for those being tested.
About Fidelis Diagnostics
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Fidelis Diagnostics is a rapidly growing healthcare company providing a portfolio of innovative diagnostic services to physicians nationwide. Since its inception in 2004, the company has built an exceptional reputation for its quality diagnostics, high standard of business ethics and outstanding service, improving patient health with convenient testing, while reducing overall healthcare costs. In addition to its workers compensation practice, Fidelis provides ElectroDiagnostics, In Home Sleep Studies, ABI Technology, H. pylori, and Audiology Testing to thousands of physicians across the United States and serves medical provider networks such as Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, and Coventry/First Health Workers Compensation Services, among others.
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