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Archive: January 2024


Roy Jakobs

Vendors

Philips now has ‘clarity’ to rebuild 

January 31, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AMSTERDAM – With a consent decree nearly finalized and a more streamlined product portfolio, Philips believes its sleep and respiratory care business “bottomed out” at EUR 1 billion in revenues for 2023 and will "build back from there,” says CEO Roy Jakobs.  The company announced on Jan. 29 that it has agreed on the terms of a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration related to Philips Respironics and its recall of certain sleep and respiratory...

Consent Decree, CPAP Recall, Philips, Roy Jakobs


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News

In brief: Aeroflow leadership, Hill-Rom settlement, MA transparency 

January 31, 2024HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Health has announced a number of leadership appointments, following its recent rebrand.  The company has appointed Scott Sonnone, previously CFO, as president; Ryan Bullock, previously COO, as chief strategy officer; and Lauren Bennett, previously vice president of Aeroflow Sleep, as COO.   “I’m very proud of the growth Aeroflow Health has exhibited and am excited to continue expanding the team and advancing its mission alongside Lauren...

Aeroflow Health, Hill-Rom, Medicare Advantage


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Medtrade launches Technology Stage

January 31, 2024HME News Staff

DALLAS – Medtrade is introducing a new Technology Stage on the expo floor, which will feature 30-minute interactive presentations to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of various tech solutions from exhibitors.   “These presentations are outside of the educational session tracks,” said Chris Kinard, chief operations officer, Valere Health, who worked with the show’s Associate Director Kerry Tyler on the concept. “They were able to carve out...

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Report: Home medical devices pose risk

January 31, 2024HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – One of the nation’s largest nonprofit patient safety organizations has named challenges for patients and caregivers using medical devices at home as the most pressing health technology safety hazard for 2024.   In a new report, ECRI, an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all health care settings worldwide, says that medical devices used in the home, such as infusion pumps and ventilators,...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Patient safety


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Also Noted

ADS adds Libre 2 Plus sensor

January 31, 2024HME News Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Advanced Diabetes Supply (ADS), a national distributor of diabetes devices under the ADS and US MED brands, is now carrying the new FreeStyle Libre 2 Plus sensor, the first DME provider in the country to offer consumers the 15-day sensor. “The FreeStyle Libre 2 Plus is an exciting advancement in diabetes health technology and is the only 15-day non-implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor in the U.S.,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of ADS. “As leading...

Advanced Diabetes Supply, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), FreeStyle Libre


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F&P reduces guesswork in mask sizing 

January 30, 2024HME News Staff

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has launched a significant upgrade to its F&P myMask App, offering mask selection and sizing in addition to the existing step-by-step education and support video content. Health care professionals can now “select, size and assist” while with a patient or do so remotely via a text invitation to a patient’s smartphone, reducing the time and guesswork associated with traditional sizing, the company says. “This addition...

App, CPAP Mask, F&P myMask, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare


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Medtrade draws first-time exhibitor 

January 30, 2024HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS – Vanna Medical Vans of West Fargo, N.D., has signed up as a first-time exhibitor for  Medtrade, March 26-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center in Dallas. The company, which got its start manufacturing camper vans, will have a booth large enough to showcase its mobile medical unit van and will have Ben Gleason, co-founder and CEO, on hand to discuss opportunities with HME providers. “We were approached by medical clinics wanting medical vans, so we built a medical van...

Medtrade, mobile medical unit, Vanna Medical Vans


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OHD commemorates Utah warehouse 

January 30, 2024HME News Staff

DUNEDIN, Fla. – One Health Direct is celebrating the eighth anniversary of its fully owned and operated distribution warehouse, American Distributors, in Utah. The warehouse, which focuses solely on DME products for OHD’s DME partners, is strategically located in North Salt Lake, at the crossroads of two major interstates and adjacent to the Utah Inland Port, the company says. "In adherence to our company mission of ‘prioritizing the patient,’ we saw the need to ensure...

American Distributors, One Health Direct


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Lauren Bennett

Providers

Aeroflow Health taps three new execs to drive success 

January 30, 2024HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Health has announced a number of leadership appointments, following its recent rebrand.  The company has appointed Scott Sonnone, previously CFO, as president; Ryan Bullock, previously COO, as chief strategy officer; and Lauren Bennett, previously vice president of Aeroflow Sleep, as COO.   “I’m very proud of the growth Aeroflow Health has exhibited and am excited to continue expanding the team and advancing its mission alongside...

Aeroflow Health, Lauren Bennett, Ryan Bullock, Scott Sonnone


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Respironics founder passes away 

January 29, 2024HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – Gerald McGinnis, who founded Respironics in 1976 and developed the CPAP and BiPAP machines, passed away on Jan. 25. The bio-engineering pioneer, inventor and entrepreneur passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease just a few months shy of his 90th birthday. According to his obituary: “He began his career at Westinghouse in Research and Development. In 1963, he became manager of the Bioengineering Department, which launched his career...

CPAP Device, Gerald McGinnis, Respironics


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