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Apnimed appoints Yee as senior exec

September 20, 2023HME News Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Apnimed, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing oral pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and related disorders, has appointed John Yee, MD, MPH, as senior vice president of medical affairs. Dr. Yee will lead Apnimed’s efforts to engage and inform the clinical community about the company’s lead drug candidate AD109, as well as other pipeline assets, as they progress through clinical development toward commercial launch....

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AASM president: Sleep apnea is more than just ‘annoying’ snoring

July 21, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DARIEN, Ill. – When it comes to awareness of sleep apnea, the message is getting out there, but it’s not amplified enough, says Dr. James Rowley, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s new president.  “I think we need to keep reinforcing that message and getting people to think about talking to their primary care doctor,” said Rowley, who is currently transitioning to a new role as a professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “Even...

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Star Sleep & Wellness assembles ‘dream team,’ opens five locations

July 19, 2023HME News Staff

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas – Star Sleep & Wellness has recently opened five locations throughout the Dallas metroplex, in Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Irving and Plano, to offer comprehensive services to patients. Star Sleep & Wellness CEO Dr. Kent Smith has assembled a "dream team" of sleep specialists, including sleep physicians, a licensed psychologist, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and sleep dentists. "Star Sleep & Wellness is able to not only diagnose sleep disorders through testing...

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Boone Lockard

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Sleep therapy market: Keeping calm and carrying on

June 13, 2023Boone Lockard

Editor’s note: It’s been a busy year in the sleep market, as manufacturers rebound from supply chain issues that have plagued them since 2020 and new technologies have launched to increase patient compliance. Boone Lockard, director of VGM Respiratory, recently weighed in on what he’s currently seeing in this dynamic space.  On the challenges and opportunities in the sleep market  Opportunities:  The sleep market presents several significant opportunities...

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Study: PAP adherence can reduce hospitalizations

June 8, 2023HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – People with heart failure and obstructive sleep apnea can significantly reduce hospitalizations and ER visits, as well as related costs, by being adherent with PAP therapy, according to two recent studies.  The studies were supported by ResMed and presented at SLEEP 2023.  One study analyzed 1,472 people with OSA and systolic heart failure, with exactly half adherent on PAP therapy and half non-adherent. The adherent patients had 24% fewer ER visits and incurred...

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VirtuOx participates in sleep screening initiative 

May 23, 2023HME News Staff

GRAMBLING, La. – VirtuOx will participate in a national initiative to screen, test and treat obstructive sleep apnea in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) launched by Nexus Dental Systems. The initiative kicks off on May 22 with the Grambling State University Tigers football team, coaching staff and administrators, with screening for the broader university community beginning in the fall. “Grambling State is only the first stop on a national tour to bring needed care...

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Sommetrics looks to former Philips exec to guide company through product launch 

May 22, 2023HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Sommetrics has announced that John Frank, a former Philips exec, has been elected to its board of directors. As a senior executive and business group leader at Philips, Frank led global health technology organizations in sleep, respiratory care and cardiac monitoring services. Sommetrics says he was pivotal in establishing Philips as a leader in the home health care market with a digital care ecosystem aligned with best-in-class products for treating and monitoring cardiopulmonary...

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In brief: Humana MA contracts, Philips CFO, OSA-long COVID connection

May 12, 2023HME News Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Humana has announced agreements with AdaptHealth and Rotech Healthcare to provide home medical equipment services to its Humana Medicare Advantage HMO members.  The two national companies will begin providing services to these members under a value-based structure beginning July 1, with each serving a specific region of the country.  “Partnering with national DME partners under a value-based arrangement aligns with our goal to enhance access to the home care...

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Jones Medical Supply 'changes the game’

April 28, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

TROY, Ala. – A year after inking name, image and license (NIL) deals with local college athletes, Jones Medical Supply has upped its game by partnering with a local sleep center to offer sleep studies to the offensive linemen of the Troy Trojans.  “The offensive lineman are often big, overweight guys – there’s no other way to put it,” said Jason Jones, president of Jones Medical, which has locations in Troy and Greenville, Ala. “They have a large neck and...

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Jones Medical Supply teams up with football team for sleep testing

April 18, 2023HME News Staff

TROY, Ala. – Jones Medical Supply has partnered with the Troy Regional Sleep Disorders Center to offer sleep studies to Troy Trojan offensive line players.  Football players who choose to participate will undergo a sleep study conducted by the Troy Regional Sleep Disorders Center to determine if they have OSA and would benefit from a CPAP machine.  “Sleep is extremely vital to overall health,” said Rick Smith, Troy Regional CEO, “and we are excited to partner...

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