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Predictive analytics maximize CPAP adherence, study finds 

December 17, 2020HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Automatic telemonitoring algorithms like the Philips Adherence Profiler are relevant tools for early prediction of CPAP therapy adherence, according to a recently published study in the journal Sleep and Breathing. They also may make it possible to focus therapeutic follow-up efforts on patients who are at risk of non-adherence, the study says. The study, which involved 457 patients in France, tested the predictive value at day 14 of the Philips Adherence Profiler...

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Philips survey shows respiratory health is more of a priority

November 17, 2020HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for the COPD community, but it has also increased awareness of the condition and pushed patients to pursue alternative care options, according to the first ever World COPD Day survey by Royal Philips. “Despite impacting millions of people around the world, COPD isn't talked about as often as other chronic conditions like heart disease,” said Huiling Zhang, head of medical office for connected care at Philips....

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HHS ends vent contracts with Philips, Vyaire, Hamilton

September 2, 2020HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM - Royal Philips announced Monday that it has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that its contract to deliver 43,000 bundled EV300 ventilator configurations through December 2020 has been partially terminated. Philips delivered 12,300 bundled vent configurations to the Strategic National Stockpile by the end of August, but it will no longer supply the remaining 30,700 Philips EV300 vents. “To date, we have delivered on our commitments to HHS,”...

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Philips ranks for innovation

July 7, 2020HME News Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Royal Philips has earned a place on Boston Consulting Group's “The Most Innovative Companies 2020,” moving up six spots to No. 23 in this year's rankings. Philips also ranks as the most innovative medtech company. The ranking is based on a survey of 2,500 global innovation executives on global “mindshare,” industry peer review, industry disruption and three-year total shareholder return. Philips is recognized for its significant investment in research and...

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Providers on mask tools: They're 'tremendously valuable'

June 26, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - New tools aim to reduce the guesswork when it comes to helping sleep apnea patients get the right masks and maintain compliance, say CPAP providers.ResMed in May launched ResMed MaskSelector to create personalized mask recommendations based on a patient's sleep attributes and facial measurements; Philips Respironics last year launched Philips Mask Selector to leverage 3D technology to find the best mask fit.“(These tools are) tremendously valuable,” says Brad Heath,...

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Philips reports mixed quarterly results

April 21, 2020HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM - Philips reported sales of EUR 4.2 billion for the first quarter, a 2% comparable sales decrease.Income from continuing operations was EUR 42 million, vs. 245 million; and adjusted EBITDA margin was 5.9% of sales vs. 8.8%.“COVID-19 significantly affected our results in this quarter,” said Frans van Houten, CEO. “There was increased demand for our professional healthcare products and solutions, with comparable sales and order intake growth for the Connected Care and Diagnosis...

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In brief: MedPAC finds no change in health outcomes, CMS suspends CERT reviews

April 17, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicare spending for diabetes testing supplies decreased by 88% between 2010-2017, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, but health outcomes have remained stable. Since the national mail-order program was implemented in 2013, the use of diabetes testing supplies is down overall, but retail sales of supplies is up, says the report, “Examining Impacts of the National Mail-Order Program on Medicare Service Utilization and Beneficiary Health Outcomes.” MedPAC...

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Philips gets approval for new vent under emergency use authorization

April 15, 2020HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM - Royal Philips has introduced a ventilator, the Philips Respironics E30 ventilator, designed for large scale production. The vent can be used invasively or non-invasively, offering flexibility to adapt to treatment needs of patients with COVID-19, the company says. “The Philips Respironics E30 ventilator can deliver a range of treatment options, and we will quickly scale its production to 15,000 units per week in April,” said Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. On April...

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DHHS awards vent contract to Philips

April 9, 2020HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a contract for ventilator production under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to Philips. Per the $646.7 million contract, Philips has agreed to produce 2,500 ventilators for the Strategic National Stockpile by the end of May 2020 and a total of 43,000 ventilators to be delivered by the end of December 2020.“HHS will continue awarding contracts to companies for which it has invoked the DPA for ventilator production,...

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In brief: Package includes change to ordering, Aeroflow launches investment division

April 3, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The stimulus package passed March 27 also includes provisions that allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to order DMEPOS and home health services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, AAHomecare reports.Previously, PAs, NPs and CNSs were only able to order DMEPOS for Medicare beneficiaries, not Medicaid beneficiaries.“These provisions will significantly improve Medicaid patient access to DMEPOS by allowing highly skilled physician assistants...

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