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Sleeplay seeks ‘luxury’ status

December 21, 2020Tracy Orzel

MIAMI – Sleeplay, a new online shop, believes success in sleep therapy is about more than the right CPAP device and mask. “We want to be a luxury supermarket in the sleep area, because we know that it’s not only CPAP—that you need other equipment and items to be comfortable,” said Liliane Fuhrman, owner. “We accompany people on the first 90 days and it’s not easy to use these (products), so if you have other items that will help you be successful, we want...

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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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AASM launches congressional sleep caucus

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has created a Congressional Sleep Health Caucus to promote healthy sleep and the importance of high-quality, patient-centered care for patients. The caucus is co-chaired by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill. “As we deal with the unique challenges and added stress brought on by the COVID pandemic, the necessity of good, quality sleep is all too clear,” said Lofgren. “Insufficient sleep has been associated...

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Sleeplay takes 'unconventional approach'

November 24, 2020HME News Staff

MIAMI - Sleeplay is a new CPAP shop for all things sleep, wellness and comfort. The company says it provides customers with an easy-to-use website, and convenient features like complimentary equipment troubleshooting and digital prescription uploads. “Sleeplay's unconventional approach to a somewhat archaic industry is exactly what this market needs and truly distinguishes us from other organizations in the space,” said Liliane Fuhrman, owner of Sleeplay. The website features hundreds...

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Oventus Medical becomes 'preferred supplier' for VGM members

November 23, 2020HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia - Oventus Medical has signed a marketing agreement with VGM & Associates. Per the agreement, VGM has named Oventus Medical as a preferred supplier of oral appliance therapy and will promote the company's “lab-in-lab” program to its 2,500-plus members with 7,000-plus locations. “The difficulties associated with CPAP therapy and optimum patient care are well understood,” said Scott Owen, senior vice president of contracting for VGM & Associates. “By...

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Protech sleeps well with latest acquisition

October 27, 2020HME News Staff

CINCINNATI - Protech Home Medical has acquired Sleepwell, a company based in Georgia with unaudited trailing 12-month annual revenues of about $13 million. Sleepwell has adjusted EBITDA of about $3.25 million, net income of about $2.5 million and no debt. The company provides sleep services in the Southeastern corridor, as well as Dayton, Ohio, which is a new market for Protech. It adds five locations and 15,000 active patients to Protech's roster. Dave McLeod, a 12-year veteran...

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Itamar names president for US market

October 20, 2020HME News Staff

CAESAREA, Israel - Itamar Medical has appointed Shane Brown as president-U.S. effective immediately. In this role, he will oversee commercial strategy and execution in the U.S. as the company plans to further accelerate its investment in penetrating that market. Brown brings more than 20 years of commercial experience to the position, including leading the early adoption of emerging therapies in the medical device, digital health and medtech markets. Most recently, he served as vice president, enterprise...

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F&P launches mask setup app

August 28, 2020HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has launched the F&P myMask, an app to guide obstructive sleep apnea patients who are new to CPAP therapy through the mask setup process. Step-by-step videos guide patients through mask fitting, fine-tuning, cleaning and assembly, offering easy access to instructions and support, and complementing the care of the health care provider. The F&P myMask app is now available in the USA on iOS and Android devices with the following masks: Evora, Vitera, Simplus,...

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Singular Sleep fills in-lab gap at home

August 3, 2020Tracy Orzel

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Due to the risk of COVID-19, in-lab studies are problematic right now, delaying appointments by months, says Joseph Krainin, president and founder of Singular Sleep.To help combat that, Singular Sleep has launched a new program to help patients find the required pressure for their CPAP machines in their own homes.“Large healthcare systems like Kaiser Permanente have been doing a variation of this process for quite a long-time for their patient populations,”...

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Study: Increase physical activity, decrease risk of OSA

June 26, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Researchers reviewed lifestyle, medical, socio-demographic and sleep health data collected from more than 155,000 adults participating in the Ontario Health Study. Based on the physical activity of participants with and without sleep apnea, the investigators determined that a modest increase in...

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