Briefs: Kay's key to success

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kay's key to success

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. - Fastrack Healthcare Systems has unveiled a suite of new products with one goal in mind: to help HME providers improve productivity and do more with less, said President Spencer Kay. "It is not going to be easy to control the prices that providers can charge, but they can control operating costs," he said. "One way to do that is to keep down the number of people you need to hire and to make existing employees more productive." To that end, the new offerings use e-mail and wireless technology to help providers automate duties related to equipment deliveries, equipment maintenance, order confirmation, billing, warehouse operations, and Internet transactions. Automation is key, Kay said. "If you ask FedEx and UPS why they are so successful, they'll tell you it's not because they're great shippers," he said. "It's because they know how to use technology."

Pride, MED Group:Let's stay together

EXETER, Pa., and LUBBOCK, Texas - Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab have signed on with The MED Group for three more years. The partnership means MED's network of 1,100 provider locations will continue to have access to Pride's and Quantum's products and their educational and marketing support services "in the most cost-effective manner," according to a release.

Equipment repair company expands

BROADVIEW, Ill. - The Service Center has opened two new locations in Conway and Greenville, S.C. The company, which repairs warranty and non-warranty respiratory equipment and fills and test cylinders, has staffed the new locations with 14 employees, according to a press release.

Short takes

Respiratory products manufacturer SeQual Technologies has opened four new service centers in Richmond, Va.; Conway, S.C.; Broadview, Ill; Burleson, Texas...The MED Group has promoted Wayne Grau to vice president, supplier relations effective July 1, 2009...Diagnostic Devices' line of blood glucose monitoring systems and test strips are now covered under Medicaid in Illinois and Missouri...Dynamic Energy Systems announced Aug. 5 that it is rebranding itself as MedAct Software to reflect its core competency and focus.