scoring by Registered PSG Technologists
'Bargain' scoring comes at a price. Most sleep systems come with scoring software
(the computer will score the study), the problem is that the software does a
suprisingly horrible job with nearly everything wrong. Some remote scoring businesses
like ours let the computer score the study and this is just plain criminal. All
our studies are scored by a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)
with years of experience and meticulous epoch-by-epoch attention to detail.
of every size realize the benefits
SLS work for you in a variety of ways- we can be the
'daytime staff' of your 2 bed lab eliminating the need
for a 'scoring' tech. Or use us as a backup for your
lab if studies get backed-up or your techs call in
sick! Even for large hospital-based labs, there is
a clear advantage to paying a low flat fee for quality
scoring as opposed to 'value' low quality service or
the expense of an in-house tech (salary, benefits,
unemployment, taxes, utilities, etc...). Read a recent
article on this topic here.
tailored to your needs
to the raw data report generated by the PSG software,
SLS provides a summary that is custom designed to your
lab or MD's specifications. This can save the physician
an enormous amount of time, instead of searching through
a 20 or 30 page report for data, we'll summarize it
in a way that closely mirrors the physician interpretation
or dictation format. If you don't have a specialist
for interpretations, we can provide 'full service'
with a boarded sleep physician.
based HIPAA compliant transfer
UPS and the USPS are costly and time consuming,
eating into lab profits and causing unneccessary
delays. SLS eliminates this by transferring the
files to our HIPAA compliant web server using
a simple ftp program (high-speed access required).
We'll walk through the setup with you on the
phone and have it setup and running in minutes.
Note: we currently use Alice5, if you're using
a different software, we'd require the installation
CDs that came with your system.
reundundant copies of studies and reports on both a
computer harddrive and DVD. In the event of a major
catstrophe like fire or flood at your lab, we would
send all your studies (w/data, scoring report and medical
reports) to you free of charge. If a file gets misplaced
at your lab- no problem, we have it!
Add a level of third-party quality control
to your lab
Artifact, sensor problems or hookup
issues are usually clear to see in a tracing and
we can typically deduce the issue, or at least help
to diagnose it. With us on your team you gain an
RPSGT who brings another perspective and set of problem
We're happy to offer troubleshooting ideas and
work closely with your night staff during the study-
even late at night! Of course we can't replace
tech support for your PSG system, but for patient interface
issues or for general RPSGT issues, we're happy to help.
Especially labs with just one tech working at night,
two heads are better than one and we are typically available
until at least 3 or 4am for the occasional 'mystery artifact'
or other unresolvable issue.
'full service' with medical 'interp' from a sleep
boarded neurologist. So your lab can bill globally
and pay us a simple pre-set per-patient fee (average
is $200 depending on your system/volume etc). Imagine
no salary and benefits for a scoring staff, no physician
issues and simple bill-global and pay-per study ease!
Excellent scoring and reporting makes for happy interpreting doctors, increased
word-of-mouth and physician referral business and most importantly- great patient