Podcast: Helping Prevent Home Oxygen Fires
After releasing the study on U.S home oxygen fires, BPR Medical’s Richard Radford discusses how oxygen providers can help mitigate the risk of fire.
- By David Kopf
- Sep 19, 2019
The incidence of home oxygen fires in the United States is much higher than initially believed, according to a new study, but oxygen providers can implement measures to decrease the risk of those fires, according to the latest edition of the HME Business Podcast.
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In episode 015, Richard Radford, managing director of BPR Medical Gas Control, joins the podcast to discuss a new study his company produced that examines the incidence of home oxygen fires in the United States and how to mitigate the risk of them. The data is startling: every four days a home oxygen patient dies in a home oxygen-related fire, which his much higher than previously thought.
In previous episode, Sunil Krishnan and Fadi Haddad of HME and post-acute software company Brightree take a deep dive into RCM to shed some light on what RCM is; how RCM can help HME providers better manage their businesses; how they can shape performance metrics around their RCM; and how they measure and analyze their performance to improve efficiencies and profitability. Sponsored by Brightree, this is one episode that providers with an eye on strategic business management won’t want to miss.
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David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.