Sharon Schutte-Rodin, MD, DABSM, FAASM, CBSM

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
Department: Medicine

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Penn Sleep Centers
3624 Market Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.S. (Chemistry)
Allegheny College, 1977.
M.D. (Medicine)
Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1980.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Schutte-Rodin’s research interests and activities include: electronic health record (EHR) uses, novel HL7 integration of CPAP and sleep study data into Epic, patient reported outcomes (PRO’s) and EHR patient portal questionnaires, uses of EHR-based reports and patient communications, EHR “big data” outcomes, consumer sleep and medical technologies, CPAP compliance/adherence and outcomes, CPAP masks/devices and data tracking technologies, sleep (process and outcomes) Quality Measures development and (cms) implementation, insomnia and other sleep disorders. She was the PI for a large CPAP clinical trial involving a comparison of mask designs, patient preferences, and outcomes and is currently involved with the use of mindfulness for CPAP mask claustrophobia.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Board certified in Sleep Medicine for nearly 30 years, Dr. Schutte-Rodin’s patients have included those with all types of sleep disorders (apnea, insomnia, restless legs, sleep-related movement disorders, circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy and other sleep disorders). Dr. Schutte-Rodin is one of the only US MDs who is both boarded in Sleep Medicine and certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Schutte-Rodin developed the Penn CPAP Program and Penn CPAP Clinic with on-site integrated “team" patient care. CPAP chronic management is labor intensive, requires a team of support staff partnering with patients and their DMEs, and requires interfacing CPAP softwares/databases and long term CPAP data tracking. Now the standard of CPAP data tracking, the Penn Sleep Centers was one of the first US sleep centers to network on-line CPAP data. As the Clinical Outcomes Program Director of the Penn Sleep Centers, Dr. Schutte-Rodin's group developed EHR portal (Patient Reported Outcomes) questionnaires and also HL7 interfaced CPAP and sleep study data into Epic. Goals of the Epic-based sleep data infrastructure uses are: (1) to use EHR's and technology to improve patient communications, data management, and EHR visit documentation (2) to identify high risk patients (3) to establish Quality Measures benchmarks and quality care improvements (4) to systematically collect and use “big data” for clinical, QA, and research outcomes. Dr. Schutte-Rodin serves as an Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Quality Measures Committee member and is Chair for the AASM Emerging Technology Committee which reviews consumer and clinical sleep technologies.

Selected Publications

Ryals S, Chiang A, Schutte-Rodin S, Chandrakantan A, Verma N, Holfinger S, Abbasi-Feinberg F, Bandyopadhyay A, Baron K, Bhargava S, He K, Kern J, Miller J, Patel R, Ratnasoma D, Deak MC. : Photoplethysmography-New Applications for an Old Technology: A Sleep Technology Review J Clin Sleep Med 19(1): 189-195, Jan 2023 Notes: doi: 10.5664/jcsm.10300.

Lloyd R, Morgenthaler TI, Donald R, Gray DD, Lewin D, Revana A, Schutte-Rodin S, Trotti LM: Quality Measures for the Care of Adult Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: 2022 Update After Measure Maintenance Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 18(11): 2673-2680, Nov 2022 Notes: doi: 10.5664/jcsm.10244. PMID: 36308029; PMCID: PMC9622990.

Khosla S and Schutte-Rodin S: Consumer Sleep Technology Principles and Practice of Telemedicine. Won (eds.). Elsevier, 2022 Notes: Chapter; In press

Ryals S, Chiang A, Chandrakantan A, Verma N, Schutte-Rodin S, Deak M : Photoplethysmography (PPG) Sensors Improve Sleep Data from Wearables. Montage. American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 7(2): 9, Spring 2022.

Chiang A, Miller J, Bhargava S, Schutte-Rodin S, Deak M.: Emerging Sleep Technologies: Novel Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Alternatives. Montage. American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 6(3): 14-15, November 2021.

Schutte-Rodin S, Deak M, Khosla S, Goldstein CA, Yurcheshen M, Chiang A, Gault D, Hwang D, Kern J, Kwon Y, O’Hearn D, Ryals S, Verma N, Kirsch DB, Baron K, Holfinger S, Miller J, Patel R, Bhargava S, Ramar K: Evaluating consumer and clinical sleep technologies: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine update. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 17(11): 2275-2282, Nov 2021 Notes: doi: 10.5664/jcsm.9580.

Gawrysiak MJ, Baime M, King TS, Watach AJ, McPhillips MV, Kolanowski A, Schutte-Rodin S, Sawyer AM: Intervention design and trial protocol: Mindfulness-based exposure for PAP-associated claustrophobia. Western Journal of Nursing Research 43(3): 261-272, Mar 2021 Notes:

Schutte-Rodin S: Telehealth, telemedicine, and obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Medicine Clinics 15(3): 359-375, Sep 2020.

Sawyer A, Gawrysiak M, King T, Watach A, McPhillips MV, Kolanowski A, Schutte-Rodin S, Baime M : Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Claustrophobia Associated with Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep 42(1): 212-213, April 2019 Notes: Poster presentation.

Khosla S, Deak M, Goldstein C, Hwang D, O'Hearn D, Schutte-Rodin S, Yurcheshen M, Kirsch D: Consumer sleep technologies: How to balance the promises of new technology with evidence-based medicine and clinical guidelines. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 15(1): 163-165, Jan 2019.

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