ResMed and Google’s sister company Verily recently launched a digital health joint venture called Primasun.
The companies launched the joint venture on Nov. 13 during HLTH 2022 in Las Vegas. They said Primasun will combine advanced healthcare technology and research into one comprehensive digital health platform. It will work with employers and healthcare providers to identify populations at risk of sleep disorders. After that, it will connect patients to certified sleep physicians.
“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 Primasun CEO Jonathon Lobbins. Most recently, Lobbins was VP of strategy and business development at Siemens Healthineers.
Initially, Primasun is offering a product that connects patients with certified sleep physicians who diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea. The doctors can clinically evaluate patients with insomnia symptoms and provide guidance to improve sleep hygiene.
“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 Dr. Carlos M. Nunez, chief medical officer of ResMed and a 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.”