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Itamar Medical ‘jump starts’ RPM initiatives with Spry Health acquisition 

January 14, 2021HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel – Digital health company Itamar Medical plans to buy San Francisco-based Spry Health, which makes a wrist-based remote monitoring solution.  Spry’s Loop System, a watch-like, home-based device, uses sensing technologies and algorithms that contextualize real-time, continuous physiologic data to flag signs of patient deterioration using bio-markers such as SpO2, respiration rate and heart rate. These three signals, combined...

Itamar Medical, remote monitoring, Spry Health

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Providers see remote monitoring in new light

October 16, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Remote monitoring technology may be commonplace for home sleep therapy but it's also becoming more common for other therapies and for other uses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent HME Newspoll. Right behind CPAP devices in its use: ventilators and, increasingly, oxygen concentrators, respondents say. “We use remote monitoring for all PAP therapy and ventilators (if they have the capabilities),” wrote Sean Denning of Corner Home Medical in Minnesota,...

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On the Editor's Desk

The T word

October 12, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It wasn't intentional, but nearly every session at the virtual HME News Business Summit in September stressed the importance of providers leveraging technology to not only improve care but also make their businesses more efficient and profitable. Sure, technology creeps up at the Summit every year and it's often the focus of a session or two, but never has it so dominated our entire event. There were sessions at the Summit that I knew would focus on technology, like the keynote by Dr. Jacob Warren...

e-prescribing, HME News Business Summit, remote monitoring, telehealth

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Masimo sues Apple

September 18, 2020HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Masimo has filed a legal complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California claiming Apple infringes on 10 of its patents with its Apple Watch, according to news reports. The complaint charges Apple with stealing trade secrets by hiring key personnel from Masimo, including Michael O'Reilly, its former chief medical officer and executive vice president for medical affairs. Masimo claims the Apple Watch, including the Series 4 and 5 models, uses technology...

apple, Masimo, Oxygen, remote monitoring

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Clinicians see pros, cons to telehealth

June 12, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Two clinicians provided a realistic view of what telehealth looks like in practice during a recent webcast sponsored by NCART, NRRTS, U.S. Rehab and The Clinician Task Force.For Jennifer Lewis, telehealth has come in handy for deliveries, but she hasn't used the technology for evaluations, primarily due to insurance restrictions. Lewis, PT, DPT, ATP, of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Services in Myrtle Beach, S.C, works with children with developmental disabilities. Since April,...

ncart, nrrts, remote monitoring, The Clinician Task Force, U.S. Rehab

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DarioHealth signs initial RPM contracts

June 11, 2020HME News Staff

NEW YORK - DarioHealth has signed its first two remote patient monitoring contracts. Dario's RPM product integrates the company's existing open platform, application technology and the DarioEngage coaching platform to offer physicians, health systems and large provider groups a turnkey solution to leverage the recently approved remote patient monitoring codes. “We are very pleased to have entered into our first two RPM contracts within a couple of months of launching into this entirely new...

DarioHealth, diabetes, remote monitoring

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Business Development

Pandemic elevates potential of IT in HME

May 5, 2020John Andrews

The “social distancing” practice brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic presents HME providers with an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and demonstrate how information technology can play a huge role in remote patient care. By strategically using their capabilities for telehealth, remote monitoring and coordinating with other professionals in the health care continuum, HME providers can assert themselves as valid partners in patient care, IT specialists say.“The HME industry...

Bonafide Management Systems, Brightree, coronavirus outbreak, Prochant, remote monitoring, telehealth

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Masimo releases SafetyNet to help combat COVID-19

April 14, 2020HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Masimo has announced the full market release of its SafetyNet patient management solution designed to help clinicians care for patients remotely in hospital settings and non-traditional settings. The company has successfully piloted the technology at institutions like University Hospitals in Cleveland, and St. Luke's University Health Network in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Masimo and University Hospitals will hold a webinar on April 15 to discuss SafetyNet and the hospital's experience...

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Aulisa positions remote monitoring as solution

March 31, 2020HME News Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Aulisa Medical says it is working with government officials at FEMA and in Washington state and New York to increase access to its wearable wireless vital sign monitoring systems during the coronavirus pandemic. The company's Guardian Angel devices, which are FDA approved and HIPAA compliant, monitor pulse rate, oxygen saturation and perfusion index, offering continuous remote monitoring. They also offer alarms, two-way audio and video communication. Aulisa currently has CPT coding...

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ResMed, ATS support research on remote monitoring for COPD patients

February 4, 2020HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed and the ATS Foundation have awarded their third $100,000 research fellowship grant to Claude Farah, PhD, of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, to study how remote monitoring can help improve the management of COPD patients. The aim of the study: to detect early changes in lung function from daily recordings and notify patients when to commence more intensive treatment or seek medical attention. In his application for the grant, Farah predicts, “This...

ATS, copd, remote monitoring, research, ResMed

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