The 102 square-meter facility is designed to accurately simulate a patient’s sleep diagnosis journey - from a life-sized mock-up of a patient’s bedroom for sleep observation to a monitoring room where sleep technicians score and analyze sleep data, and a doctor’s consultation room. The innovative facility also uses remote monitoring in an Interaction Room to simulate abnormal sleep patterns that may occur in a patient during a sleep study, such as limb movements, rapid eye movements and respiratory difficulties.
As part of the center’s opening, Philips also announced the launch of a series of complimentary peer-to-peer training programs, to be conducted by prominent international sleep and respiratory physicians including Dr. TeoFilo LeeChiong, Chief Medical Liaison at Philips, and Dr. David White, Chief Medical Officer at Philips. Qualified sleep specialists from high-profile hospital and healthcare group partners, including SingHealth, will also be conducting training.
Beyond diagnostic knowledge, Philips’ Sleep and Respiratory Education Center is also designed to upskill physicians in the latest sleep and respiratory therapy technologies including its connected Dream Family CPAP solution, home ventilation solutions, oxygen therapy and respiratory drug delivery solutions. Physicians will also be trained on using Philips’ innovative digital engagement tools to keep patients motivated to use therapy as prescribed.