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Vendors

F&P updates guidance

August 18, 2020HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare saw lower diagnosis rates of obstructive sleep apnea globally for the first four months of its fiscal year 2021 but mildly elevated rates of mask resupply, the company stated in a recent update.The company saw 4% revenue growth for masks for the first four months of FY21 compared to the prior comparable period.Still, “we have maintained our assumption that OSA diagnosis rates are reduced for the year,” F&P stated in the update.Overall, thanks...

coronavirus outbreak, Fisher & Paykel, oxygen therapy, sleep therapy


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Vendors

F&P updates guidance

August 18, 2020HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare saw lower diagnosis rates of obstructive sleep apnea globally for the first four months of its fiscal year 2021 but mildly elevated rates of mask resupply, the company stated in a recent update.The company saw 4% revenue growth for masks for the first four months of FY21 compared to the prior comparable period.Still, “we have maintained our assumption that OSA diagnosis rates are reduced for the year,” F&P stated in the update.Overall, thanks...

coronavirus outbreak, Fisher & Paykel, oxygen therapy, sleep therapy


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Also Noted

CAIRE technology to support global initiative

February 6, 2020HME News Staff

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - QS/1 has launched a new interface for its SystemOne and Point-of-Sale software solutions that seamlessly connects to Integra DeliveryTrack 6.1. This interface gives community pharmacists visibility and Rx-level validation of their delivery process, including proof of delivery in real time and integration with national carriers. “Community pharmacies have unique opportunities to stand out when compared with their competition,” said Kevin Welch, president. “This...

Caire, oxygen therapy


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Business Development

Are POCs becoming modality of choice?

May 31, 2019John Andrews

Driven by growing consumer demand, portable oxygen concentrators are becoming more mainstream in the HME industry. And not only are the devices becoming the preferred modality for consumers, they are also being increasingly embraced by physicians and other respiratory clinicians, oxygen market observers say.There are various reasons for the burgeoning growth, but the dominant force seems to be high consumer demand. Patients want these units, said Frank Lazzaro, director of global product management...

3B Medical, Caire, Gas Control Equipment, oxygen therapy, Philips, POCs


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Vendors

Belluscura readies to launch X-PLO2R

March 29, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PLANO, Texas - Belluscura, a U.K. company that licenses and develops proprietary healthcare technologies, plans to launch a portable oxygen concentrator named the X-PLO2R in the U.S. market in the back half of this year.In March, Belluscura, which is headquartered in Plano, Texas, was in the middle of trying to raise funds to complete the regulatory clearance process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and launch the unit.“We've already raised $6 million, so it's not our only source...

Belluscura, new entrant, new product, oxygen therapy, POC


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Vendors

CAIRE now part of Japanese company

January 15, 2019HME News Staff

BALL GROUND, Ga. - CAIRE is now a wholly owned subsidiary of NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD, a Nagoya, Japan-based ceramics processing manufacturer.Chart Industries had previously announced that it planned to divest its oxygen-related products business from its BioMedical division and sell it to NGK for $133.5 million.“Over the last 15 years, NGK Spark Plug has been utilizing its unique sensing and ceramic technologies to develop leading solutions for the healthcare market,” said Earl Lawson,...

Caire, Japan, M&A, oxygen therapy


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Business Development

Cutting overhead drives innovation in oxygen market

December 29, 2017John Andrews

Oxygen technology continues to make strides, from remote monitoring connectivity to product engineering that bolsters efficiency, durability and longevity. And while new product designs ultimately benefit the patient, they are also geared toward saving providers money in a hardscrabble reimbursement climate, manufacturers say.“The goal of technological innovation is to drive better outcomes and lower costs across the board more efficiently,” said Biola Okunola, global marketing...

Drive DeVilbiss, Inogen, Invacare, oxygen therapy, Responsive Respiratory, Sunset Healthcare Solutions


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News

Remote patient monitoring lags for oxygen therapy, poll shows

November 17, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Remote patient monitoring appears to be permeating the sleep therapy market, but not so much for the oxygen therapy market, according to the most recent HME Newspoll.Eighty percent of poll respondents report they use the technology in their sleep business, but only 15% say they do in their oxygen business.“Really, we only use remote monitoring for CPAP compliance,” wrote Josh Turner, billing manager and compliance officer for McAbee Medical in Decatur, Ala. “With...

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Providers

Survey: Oxygen scripts, equipment often don't meet needs

October 20, 2017Kelly Bothum

YARMOUTH, Maine - People who require home oxygen therapy face barriers that can reduce their quality of life, according to the results of a first-ever survey to gauge the challenges of oxygen use from a patient perspective.The American Thoracic Society Nurse Assembly Working Group organized a 60-question survey of patients with lung disease and found they struggled with insurance coverage, inappropriate equipment, inadequate supply and heavy tanks, said Kathleen Lindell, RN, PhD, and lead author...

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Smart Talk

Oxygen management: Partner with manufacturers

October 20, 2017George Coppola

A. The first step is to take a look at your current marketing plan for your oxygen therapy products. Ask yourself where are you spending your ad dollars? What is your return on investment? Second, I would reach out to your manufacturer to explore ways you can work together to increase awareness and generate sales.A retail partnership program with your manufacturer is a great way to form a strategic relationship that is a win-win for everyone. By leveraging marketing dollars from both parties you...

Caire, George Coppola, oxygen therapy


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