A new alliance is bringing sleep apnea programs to a wider mix of transportation companies.
REM Medical Corp. and U.S. Health Works, a provider of physical exams for Dept. of Transportation licensing, are joining forces to provide comprehensive sleep apnea screening, diagnostic, physician evaluation, treatment and compliance follow-up for drivers though REM Medical's national network of 123 medical centers.
“Sleep apnea is a growing concern among regulators and employers,” noted Andrew Parker, M.D., senior vp-northwest regional operations for U.S. Health Works. “By providing additional screening services, we can ensure prompt care to get drivers safely back on the road within days. For employers, this is a cost-effective and feasible strategy to address the growing cost and dangers of drivers who are drowsy due to sleep apnea.”