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Best Buy makes big healthcare buy

August 16, 2018HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - Best Buy has signed a definitive agreement to buy Great Call, a San Diego-based provider of connected health and personal emergency response services to the aging population, for $800 million in cash. Great Call says it has more than 900,000 paying subscribers. “We know technology can improve the quality of life of the aging population and those who care for them,” said Hubert Joly, chairman and CEO of Best Buy. “Now, we have a great opportunity to serve the needs...

Best Buy, connected health, Great Call, M&A, Telehealth


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Respironics connects vents to care management app

July 22, 2016HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics announced July 21 that its Trilogy family of portable ventilators will be activated to connect to its Care Orchestrator care management application later this year. Care Orchestrator is an application that connects clinical management workflow, informatics and intelligence for providers, payers and patients within a single cloud-based platform. Philips Respironics has distributed connectivity-ready Trilogy vents in North America since 2015, in preparation for...

Care Orchestrator, connected health, philips respironics, Trilogy, Vents


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Philips Respironics improves adherence with new service

June 15, 2016HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics has launched Patient Adherence Management Service, a connected management solution using cloud-based data to support treatment adherence for sleep and respiratory patients. PAMS marries the company's EncoreAnywhere software, DreamStation PAP therapy devices, its portfolio of masks and DreamMapper patient engagement application with a new Patient Outreach Protocol to boost adherence rates up to 24% within the first 90 days, the company says. “With...

adherence, connected health, philips respironics, Sleep Therapy


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On the Editor's Desk

You have our attention

February 24, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It's been interesting to see the headlines this week related to the news that ResMed plans to buy Brightree for $800 million Here's a sampling: ResMed, the software company? Is ResMed's $800M health IT buy a pivot away from devices? ResMed announces blockbuster $1.1 billion US acquisition ResMed takes out Brightree for $800M The news has been covered well beyond our HME industry, from the mainstream press (the San Diego Union-Tribune in ResMed's hometown in the U.S. and the Sydney Morning Herald...

Brightree, connected health, M&A, ResMed


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Guest Blog

What does connected health really mean?

July 29, 2015HME News Staff

As the summer nears its end, I'm always excited to experience the HME News Business Summit. Liz approached me earlier this year to lead a panel on connected health and as we've worked to assemble the content, we've created a foundation to frame the discussion around, but we'd like a bit of input from providers. We're curious what questions you have about increasing your use of technology and data collection between your devices and your business. I'll summarize your questions and bring them to the...

connected health, HME News Business Summit


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On the Editor's Desk

Tech talk

April 2, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Is it me, or is healthcare-related technology popping up more than usual lately? Two items caught my eye yesterday: A new mobile app developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep to help doctors who are not specially trained better identify patients who might have a chronic sleep disorder, and another app being piloted by Mount Sinai that helps COPD patients monitor and manage their symptoms. This morning, I was reading a couple of stories from Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty (filed from Medtrade...

compliance, connected health, Sleep Therapy, technology


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