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NHIA named COVID Hero of New York

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – At its Annual Meeting on Sept. 28, The National Home Infusion Association was honored as a “COVID Hero of New York” by NewYorkBIO. The awards showcase members of NewYorkBIO who were at “ground zero” when the pandemic swept the United States and pulled together to keep Americans and America’s health care workforce safe. “NewYorkBIO was pleased to honor a number of individuals as COVID Heroes. I am in awe of the work that Connie (Sullivan,...

COVID-19, National Home Infusion Association


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Last call: Medtrade 2023 speaker presentations

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

DALLAS – The deadline for speaker presentations submissions for Medtrade 2023 is Oct. 17. Show organizers, including the Educational Advisory Board, are accepting submissions for pre-selected topics that include: audits, business operations, contractor updates, federal legislative and regulatory, leadership, legal, payer relations, products, services, sales and marketing, state legislative and regulatory, retail and technology. While there is some flexibility in the specific content for the...

Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade 2023


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Invacare announces additional draw of term loans

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has announced the consummation of additional draws of an aggregate of $18.5 million of term loans pursuant to its credit agreement with certain funds managed by Highbridge Capital Management. Additional commitments of $19.5 million remain available under the Amended Highbridge Loan Agreement, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions set forth therein. Concurrently with the additional draws, the company consummated the additional closings under the exchange agreements...

Highbridge Capital, Home Medical Equipment, Invacare


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Survey: More than half of US internet households connected to health devices

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

ADDISON, Texas – More than 14 million U.S. internet households have used an independent living solution, such as PERS, medical alert systems or a smart home solution, according to Park Associates. Additionally, 54% of U.S. internet households now have a connected health device and are looking for new technology solutions that are integrated and focus on communication, fall detection and safety notifications, especially around fire, water and gas detections. "The ideal connected home will not...

connected health device, Parks Associates, PERS


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NCPA launches reality series 

October 4, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – The National Community Pharmacists Association will debut a new educational reality series called “Show Me” this month. The series is styled after popular TV makeover shows, only the stars are real pharmacists who need help getting certain aspects of their businesses on track. The first season of the series will focus on immunizations. “We wanted to do something different, something that would be fun, something that can be shared, and something that pharmacists...

National Community Pharmacists Association, NCPA


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VGM Insurance makes Best Place to Work list 

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VGM Insurance makes Best Place to Work list 

October 4, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Insurance Services has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program. The program recognizes employers for their performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. “We are excited to once again be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance,” said Jim Nygren, president of VGM Insurance. “Our entire team understands that to support our customers, we must support...

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Soleo Health adds 4th drug from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals 

October 4, 2022HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas – Soleo Health has added AMVUTTRA (vutrisiran) to its specialty pharmacy portfolio to treat adults with the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis. Soleo Health offers newly FDA-approved AMVUTTRA injections to patients in their homes (after an evaluation and recommendation by the treating physician) or at one of its ambulatory infusion centers (AICs) nationwide. “This marks the fourth therapy Soleo Health now offers from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’...

Home Infusion, Soleo Health, specialty pharmacy


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OPGA names Woman of the Year 

October 3, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Nina Bondre, an education specialist with Ottobock Healthcare, was named the 2022 O&P Woman of the Year at the Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America’s booth at the AOPA National Assembly on Sept. 29. Bondre was honored for, among other things, co-forming a Diversity Council at Ottobock. She also started a mentorship program and led an Inclusion Workshop for the company’s North America executive team. The O&P Woman of the Year Award is presented to someone who...

Nina Bondre, O&P Woman of the Year, Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America, Ottobock Healthcare


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It’s official: Roy Jakobs to lead Philips 

October 3, 2022HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has announced that its shareholders on Sept. 30 appointed Roy Jakobs as the company’s next president and CEO effective Oct. 15, 2022. He succeeds Frans van Houten. “I am honored to be appointed as the next CEO of Philips, and together with our Philips colleagues continue to help improve people’s health and well-being with meaningful innovations,“ Jakobs said. “Philips is a unique company with a strong brand, more than 130 years of innovation...

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NCPA Digest analyzes indie pharmacy market 

October 3, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – National community pharmacies represented 34% of all retail pharmacies in the United States and a $78.5 billion marketplace, according to the 2022 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health. The digest identifies the wide variety of services offered by community pharmacies last year: 89% flu immunizations; 80% medical therapy management; 77% non-flu immunizations; 59% blood pressure monitoring; 55% compounding; and 48% long-term care services. Other highlights from the digest include...

National Community Pharmacists Association, NCPA Digest


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