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RESNA to sponsor ISS track

February 2, 2023HME News Staff

 ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA will sponsor a track at the 2023 International Seating Symposium (ISS), which takes place April 13-15 at the David E. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. RESNA is proud to collaborate with ISS to develop sessions that focus on technology convergence. This trend is affecting seating and mobility professionals, who now need to know “more than wheelchairs” to best serve their clients. Sessions include: IC03: Seat Yourself with K-12 School Teams: Collaboration...

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Dr. Cooper named to Hall of Fame 

January 25, 2023HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA Fellow Dr. Rory Cooper is one of 16 innovation pioneers who will be honored as part of the 50th class of National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) inductees, the organization has announced. The 2023 class was announced at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in New York. Cooper is the founder and director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Pittsburgh. A biomedical engineer,...

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In brief: Viemed investment, prior auth expansion, Belluscura update

January 20, 2023HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare has made a strategic investment in ModoHealth, a value-based care and patient management platform connecting payers, patients and post-acute providers.  ModoHealth expects to use the proceeds of the investment to fund the expansion of its proprietary patient management network, which combines clinical tools, remote patient monitoring, data analysis and patient-centric engagement.  “We are incredibly excited to partner with the team at...

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RESNA announces dates, location for annual conference 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has announced that its annual conference will take place July 24-26 at the New Orleans Marriott. The event, which has the theme “Move to the BeAT of Innovation,” will feature two and a half days of education, networking, product demos, scientific paper platforms, student competitions and roundtables. Registration for the event will open in February. Listen to a full announcement with RESNA President Carmen DiGiovine here.    

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RESNA has ‘nice package’ of updates

November 11, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – RESNA is going into 2023 with an updated exam for its assistive technology professional (ATP) credential and an updated code of conduct and standards of practice.  The biggest update to the exam: a greater percentage of questions about the evaluation process, says Andrea Van Hook, executive director of RESNA.  “It’s not just about providing equipment, fitting it properly and training (the patient and caregiver) on how to use it, but also checking...

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RESNA seeks your conference proposals

November 2, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA will be accepting conference session proposals via an online submission site through Nov. 29. The organization is looking for innovative, interdisciplinary and informative sessions to share with the RESNA community at its annual conference next year. Prospective speakers can learn more about the type of sessions RESNA is looking for on the 2023 Call for Session Proposals web page. Accepted speakers will receive a discounted conference registration rate this year.

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RESNA president: We need to capture interest in health science, technology

September 16, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – RESNA’s new board president, Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET, believes the educational opportunities for students looking to specialize in assistive and rehabilitative technology are approaching “critical mass.”  Here’s what DiGiovine, a clinical professor at The Ohio State University, which is building a new Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology Certificate Program, had to say about the increasing focus in academia on this specialty and...

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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Medicare Advantage, Medtrade, NCART, NCPA, NRRTS, RESNA, Telehealth


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RESNA forms safety group

September 8, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has formed a new wheelchair standards working group focused on warning and driver assistance systems. This proposed standard will encompass all different types of warning and assistance systems, including currently available and conceptual ones. Within this proposed standard, the group plans to include safety requirements, efficacy of different systems and performance requirements. All RESNA standards committees are open to anyone interested in participating in the standards...

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RESNA, NMEDA to host mini-events

June 29, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA and NMEDA will host in-person mini-events in several cities in July as part of the RESNA Virtual Conference. The events will take place in cities like Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle and Orlando, allowing attendees to enjoy an evening with AT friends and to connect with local adaptive driving specialists. Registration for the events, which are free, closes July 11. The RESNA Virtual Conference takes place July 13-15.

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