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Curt Merriman

Smart Talk

Telehealth: Look outside the box

June 8, 2021Curt Merriman

Q. How can I grow my home ventilation program?  A. In part 1 of this series, I talked about “raising some eyebrows in a good way.” The topic was remote PAP setups. Let’s continue with remote ventilator follow-ups. The RT labor shortage has hit HME companies particularly hard, so looking “outside the box” for solutions is certainly a good idea.  Removing barriers to success is essential for providing telehealth in the home setting. This is important whether...

Curt Merriman, rtNow, Telehealth


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Business Development

Virtual visits expected to continue for sleep

May 28, 2021John Andrews

As the country prepares to transition away from COVID-related restrictions, the sleep therapy industry is looking at how to proceed with patient care, CPAP provision and sleep testing going forward. One of the main issues is whether continuing with virtual technology applications used during the height of the pandemic is beneficial or necessary. According to some sleep specialists, the trend will continue. Katherine Royster, vice president for sales and marketing at Winter Haven, Fla.-based 3B...

3B Medical, CPAP, Phillips, rtNow, Sleep Therapy


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Telehealth: Break HME paradigms 

Smart Talk

Telehealth: Break HME paradigms 

May 12, 2021Curt Merriman

Q. What is driving the telehealth landscape?  A. The next four articles are going to raise some eyebrows - in a good way! For the last six years, I have been involved in empowering respiratory care in new and exciting ways, and I will paint a picture of the emerging HME/tele-respiratory landscape.  Let’s start with remote PAP set ups.    Along came a public health emergency: COVID-19. This took the HME industry into the uncharted...

Curt Merriman, rtNow, Telehealth


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