Description of Research Expertise:
Dr. Schutte-Rodin is a clinician whose current clinical research projects involve apnea and associated disorders, CPAP device and data tracking technology, insomnia, and electronic questionnaires. She was the PI for a large CPAP clinical trial involving a comparison of mask designs, patient preferences, and outcomes.
Previous experience with the Sleep Alliance (Stanford, Wisconsin, St. Luke's, and Harvard) sleep questionnaire led to the development of the Penn Sleep Q, a mypennmed e-questionnaire that allows patients to enter visit data directly into Epic. Previous data entry was primarily by providers rather than patients. Patient entered data, known as Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO's), has many advantages. Patients consider the visit questions prior to the visit and save time for both patient and provider prior to, and during, the visit. This allows more face-to-face visit time with providers. PRO data can be used to track the patient's progress before and during treatment. Further, PRO data also allows data analysis for quality care improvement.
Sleep Medicine is one of the only medical treatments whose compliance is data driven. CPAP use is monitored via modems/SD cards. Documentation of CPAP compliance is required for ongoing insurance coverage of CPAP. CPAP data management is critical. We work closely with DME (CPAP companies) to provide "team" CPAP care. We also recognized the need to interface the CPAP data in Epic. Penn Sleep built the first real-world (all patients; all insurances; all DMEs) HL-7 CPAP data interfaces with Epic. We believe in using Epic technology to leverage "best practice" sleep medicine and CPAP care.
Garland SN, Chakravorty S, Morales K, Nesom G, Doghramji K, Goldberg R, Khader W, Schutte-Rodin S: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial of CBT-I +/- Armodafinil in Patients with Insomnia Comorbid with Sleep Apnea Sleep 39 : A216-217,2016.
Kuna ST, Shuttleworth D, Chi L, Schutte-Rodin S, Friedman E, Guo H, Dhand S, Yang L, Zhu J, Bellamy SL, Volpp KG: Web-based access to positive airway pressure usage with or without an initial financial incentive improves treatment use in patients with obstructive sleep apnea SLEEP 38 (8): 2015.
Schutte-Rodin S, Staley B, Hurley S: Comparison of Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) Using Recording Time versus Sleep Time Sleep 37 : A373-374,2014.
Kuna ST, Shuttleworth D, Chi L, Schutte-Rodin S, Friedman E, Guo H, Yang L, Zhu J, Bellamy S, Asch D: Impact of an initial financial incentive on long-term adherence to positive airway pressure treatment in patients with OSA 13th International Symposium of Sleep and Breathing : 2013.
Fields BG, Schutte-Rodin S, Perlis ML: Master’s-Level Practitioners as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Providers: An Underutilized Resource Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 9 (10): 1093-1096,2013.
Yang Y, Spencer G, Schutte-Rodin S, Brensinger C: Gastroesophageal reflux and sleep events in obstructive sleep apnea European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 25 (9): 1017-1023,2013.
Fields BG, Schutte-Rodin S, Myers M: Nurse practitioners (NPs) as cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I) providers: An underutilized resource Journal Sleep Disorders Therapy : 2013.
Schutte-Rodin S, Hurley S: Defining CPAP use times affects insurance coverage of ongoing CPAP Sleep 36 : A413,2013.
Schutte-Rodin S, Pack F, Maislin G, Gehrman P, Hueter M: Patients prefer electronic questionnaires over paper questionnaires Sleep 35 : A430,2012.
Schutte-Rodin S, Pack F, Maislin G, Gehrman P, Hueter M: Feasibility pilot study of a web-based standardized sleep questionnaire Sleep 35 : A430,2012.