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GEMCORE earns HITRUST status

May 25, 2022HME News Staff

HUDSON, Ohio – GEMCORE has earned certified status from HITRUST for its operational platform, which includes Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft D365, Brightree, ProShip, Vertex and PioneerRx. HITRUST risk-based, two-year certified status demonstrates that the organization's operational platforms have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and appropriately manage risk. "Health care organizations like ours are continually under pressure to deliver the highest...

Diabetes Supplies, GEMCORE, HITRUST certification


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Great Elm Group names former BlackRock director to board

May 25, 2022HME News Staff

WALTHAM, Mass. – Great Elm Group has announced that David Matter has joined its board of directors and CEO Peter Reed has stepped down from the board. Matter was most recently a managing director at BlackRock, where he served as the co-chief investment officer of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), BlackRock’s Hedge Fund Solutions team. “We are delighted to welcome Dave Matter whose significant experience both in growing and managing investment management businesses will be a...

David Matter, Great Elm Group, Peter Reed


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Medline partners with health system to drive efficiencies

May 25, 2022HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline has entered into a multi-year prime vendor partnership with Baptist Health South Florida to identify new strategies for enhancing data-driven operational and clinical efficiencies. As the system’s primary supplier, Medline will exclusively provide an extensive portfolio of essential medical supplies and solutions across the health system’s 12 hospitals and more than 200 outpatient centers and physician practices. “When Medline becomes an extension...

Baptist health South Florida, Medline


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Philips recall: FDA reviewing, assessing medical device reports 

May 24, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it received more than 21,000 medical device reports (MDRs), including 124 reports of death, associated with the foam breakdown or suspected foam breakdown of recalled Philips BiPAP and CPAP devices. The MDRs received included both mandatory reports from Philips and voluntary reports from health professionals, consumers and patients. A wide range of injuries were reported in the MDRs, including cancer, pneumonia, asthma, other respiratory...

CPAP Devices, FDA, Philips Recall


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Aeroflow Urology marks Pelvic Floor Awareness Week 

May 24, 2022HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Urology has announced its second annual Pelvic Floor Awareness Week, May 23-29, to acknowledge and advocate for those suffering from pelvic floor disorders and dysfunction. The company launched the week to help support and spotlight that one in five people will suffer from a pelvic floor disorder during their lifetime. “The pelvic floor is an incredibly integral part of the human body, yet the importance of maintaining these muscles can often be overlooked,"...

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Prochant signs on as VGM partner

May 23, 2022HME News Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prochant has secured a key partnership with VGM & Associates to be the member services organization’s official partner for focused billing solutions. “As experts in revenue cycle management for the HME industry, we feel a responsibility to be present and accessible to HME providers,” said Mathew Mammen, CEO of Prochant. “This partnership with VGM will provide exactly that. Our goal is to show VGM members fast, secure and efficient ways to automate their...

billing solutions, Prochant, revenue cycle management, VGM & Associates


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Bret Tracy promoted at Merits 

May 23, 2022HME News Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Bret Tracy, ATP, has been named director of sales for Merits Health Products, Avid Rehab, Pilot Stairlifts and Precision Comfort Cushions. Tracy has 22 years of experience in the complex rehab and DME industry. “Bret’s passion for the CRT industry is contagious,” the company says. “He loves advocating for end-user access to CRT (and) has attended several Washington, D.C., fly-ins.” Tracy also serves on the boards of directors for ALS of Nevada,...

Bret Tracy, Merits Health


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Better Living Now debuts in Idaho 

May 23, 2022HME News Staff

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Better Living Now plans to complete its expansion into the Northwest on June 1. The company’s new 19,000-square-foot distribution facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, will be headed up by Lauren Pope, vice president of operations. “We are thrilled to better service our customers – patients, providers and health plans – located in the Northwest and Southwest region of the United States,” Pope said. “As an essential business, our new facility will...

Better Living Now, Diabetes, Distributor, supplies


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Sedgwick buys Orchid Medical 

May 23, 2022HME News Staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sedgwick, a provider of technology enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions has acquired Orchid Medical, an Orlando, Fla.-based provider of medical management solutions, including DME and supplies, and orthotics and prosthetics. The acquisition grows Sedgwick's ancillary care network, which ensures that employees of its workers' compensation clients receive prompt, high-value service for DME, transportation, translation, home health, diagnostic imaging...

M&A, medical management solutions, Orchid Medical, Sedgwick


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Smart insole for diabetics receives honor 

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

GREENVILLE, S.C. – XtremedX’s temperature and pressure (TAP) sensing insole for diabetics was recently named a Top 20 New Diabetic Device for 2022 by the Diabetes Center Berne (DCB) in Berne, Switzerland. XtremedX’s TAP sensing insole was one of only two products selected from the U.S. chosen by a panel of judges who are leading experts in diabetes care. "We're honored that we've been selected by the Diabetes Center Berne for this innovation challenge among all of the other...

diabetic insole, XtremedX


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