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Bill Shoop

Vendors

React Health CEO: How do we make a frictionless solution? 

February 28, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SARASOTA, Fla. – Bill Shoop, who spent 20 years working his way up the ladder at ResMed, says his move to React Health is about “unfinished business.”  “I still think there’s a lot of work to do,” said Shoop, React Health’s new CEO. “I think, as we’ve started to understand more about sleep disorders and respiratory insufficiencies, the approach to diagnosis and treatment has stayed the same. How do we make a more frictionless solution?”  Here’s...

Bill Shoop, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CPAP, React Health


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Justin Mortara

News

Justin Mortara on AI-powered CPAP therapy

February 9, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

MADISON, Wis. – EnsoData President and CEO Justin Mortara is a physicist by training and naturally fascinated by artificial intelligence (AI), but he knows the technology’s superpower is in its ability to be incorporated into “real-world tool sets.”  Here’s what Mortara, a recent guest on the HME News in 10 podcast, had to say about why the company, which first applied AI to speed up the sleep testing process, has now integrated its technology into the React...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), CPAP, EnsoData, Justin Mortara


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Providers

Providers feel squeezed in wake of Philips exit

February 2, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Even after enduring the roller-coaster of doing business with Philips Respironics the past few years, providers were still shocked by the company’s recent announcement that it would stop selling certain respiratory products.  Philips on Jan. 25 announced that it would discontinue selling 19 products in the U.S., including items subject to a recall, like the Trilogy 100/200/202 portable home ventilators. The company will service many of the products until Jan....

CPAP, Philips Respironics, Recall, ventilators


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Mick Farrell

Vendors

ResMed on mask recall, big tech and demand-gen

January 26, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO – ResMed CEO Mick Farrell said a recall of its CPAP masks with magnets did not impact the company’s sales for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2023.  ResMed in November issued an urgent field safety notice to patients detailing possible interference with its AirFit and AirTouch masks and certain medical devices; the company in December then announced a voluntary global field action to update its guides. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January classified...

CPAP, CPAP Mask, Mick Farrell, Recall, ResMed


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Mick Farrell

Vendors

ResMed starts tracking patients on both weight loss drugs, CPAP therapy

January 5, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – ResMed CEO Mick Farrell believes that, based on the company’s early research, weight loss drugs will be a “net positive” for patient flow for sleep apnea.  “I mean, I think there's $1 trillion worth of market cap now from these (pharmaceutical) companies and they will turn that into marketing to bring people in for the miracle drug,” he said during a recent conference call to discuss ResMed’s latest financial results. “And...

CPAP, CPAP Device, Mick Farrell, ResMed, weight loss drugs


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Jason Jones

Specialty Providers

Providers report hiccups with ResMed

December 15, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – In the wake of a big layoff and an urgent field safety notice, ResMed could be doing a better job communicating, its provider customers say.  The company announced in October that it had reduced its global workforce by 5% to “accelerate profitable growth and power long-term success,” but it didn’t provide additional details on what positions were affected.   “We were going to be a beta tester for them and then, two days later, no...

CPAP, ResMed


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Specialty Providers

Sleep tech has become more convenient, inclusive 

December 12, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the seemingly ongoing recalls and safety notices for CPAP devices and masks, it can be easy to overlook the market’s significant advancements in technology, but sleep therapy has come a long way, say providers.  “Manufacturers have been working on developing smaller, quieter CPAP machines,” said Aaron Fuhrman, CEO of Hollywood, Fla.-based Sleeplay. “The advances aim to make CPAP therapy less obtrusive and more user-friendly.”  Modern...

CPAP, Technology


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In brief: Teufel’s new job, FDA’s new warning, Joerns’ new direction 

December 1, 2023HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Seating & Mobility has named Crispin Teufel, who served as CEO of Lincare Holding for five years, as its CEO.  Teufel replaces Chuck Bodner, who had been serving as interim CEO. Bodner will continue in his role as CFO.  “I am honored to take on the role of CEO at NSM,” Teufel said. “The passion and perseverance of the NSM team is evidenced by the company’s continued success. I am proud to support the NSM team in further advancing...

CPAP, Crispin Teufel, DreamStation 2, Joerns, Lincare, National Seating & Mobility (NSM), Philips


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Providers

AdaptHealth ready to ‘take responsibility’

November 10, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – AdaptHealth underestimated the size and complexity of ramping up its Humana contract, resulting in a $10 million miss against expectations, company execs said on a call to discuss third quarter earnings.  “Onboarding members is taking longer than we had anticipated, resulting in a reduction to our expected revenues from Humana,” said Richard Barasch, chairman and interim CEO. “Nevertheless, we remain confident that this agreement will achieve...

AdaptHealth, CPAP, Diabetes, Humana


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Casey Hoyt

Specialty Providers

Viemed zeroes in on organic growth

November 3, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. – Organic growth is the “highest priority” for Viemed Healthcare, said company execs on a recent call to discuss financial results for the third quarter.  For the quarter, the company saw 11% sequential growth in its sleep business, which now comprises 17% of Viemed’s product mix, driven by the “springboard” acquisition of HMP in June.  “We’ve consistently demonstrated that we are in a position to grow independently, leveraging...

CPAP, ventilators, Viemed Healthcare


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