(12-20-2012, 09:18 PM)JJJ Wrote: And is the data that it sends and receives encrypted? Who is authorized to view the data on the server? I hope doctors have to register their patients with the server in order to be able to see the data just for their own patients. It sounds like a HIPAA nightmare.
Most importantly, cell phone carriers are not known for giving away services. Who is paying the cell carrier bill?
If it's like most "security" corporate America does to protect the public, the security is a joke. However, the machine doesn't know your name, home address, etc., so there's not much useful information to be gleaned by hacking the transmissions. Just the data for CPAP machine #13247222 and its user. Not a lot of profit to be had.
Someone might change your pressure settings just for meanness.
Once the data gets to the web site, the data on the web site might have your name and other data attached along with info on when you're sleeping, your AHI, etc.
The company running the service charges the DME or doctor $x per month for access to the data. They'd have a special data agreement with certain cell companies.
If you're buying the S9 machine out of pocket, it probably won't have a modem. If it does, you can just take it off. If it's from a DME with insurance attached, you may have to use it for a while until you prove compliance.
I suppose if you had a modem and didn't want it to be used, you could just wrap aluminum foil around the modem and just tell the DME/insurance company you have bad cell phone coverage where you live. All that would accomplish would be you'd have to mail in the card or take the machine to the DME to download the data or adjust pressure.