Sleep Therapy


Study: PAP Benefits Start at 2 Hours

ResMed-led study analysis that the threshold for PAP therapy’s benefit ranges between 2 and 3 hours a night and helps the more it longer used.

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Dealing with the CPAP and Chip Shortage

HME providers and their patients continue to face a shortage of sleep therapy devices. What can and should be done to address the situation?

ResMed Sees Sleep and Respiratory Leadership Change

Sleep and Respiratory Care President Jim Hollingshead steps down to leave the company, with President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Douglas filling the slot on an interim basis.

Fisher & Paykel Launches Evora Full to the U.S.

The compact full-face sleep mask features the company’s Dynamic Support Technology and will be available May 9.

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Sleep Resupply: Helping Patients Rest Easy

Consistent patient communication is a key element of any successful sleep therapy resupply strategy. How can DME pharmacies be ‘great communicators?’

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Sleep Therapy Compliance: The Mask Remains King

The most significant component of adherence, from a device perspective, is the mask, and technological advancements are driving new ways to improve patient compliance rates and successful business outcomes.

Stress, Work Environment Hurting Sleep

ResMed’s global sleep survey shows that, across the world, stress is taking its toll on getting enough sleep, as is the post-Covid return to the workplace.

AASM Supports Sunshine Protection Act

American Academy of Sleep Medicine applauded the Senate for passing a bill that would establish a national, fixed, year-round time, but recommended defaulting Standard Time over Daylight Savings Time.



Provider Strategy

Personalizing the Patient Experience

To maximize revenue, HME providers must create consumer-like patient care while boosting efficiencies with integrated resupply.

ResMed Names New CTO

Urvashi Tyagi will lead ResMed’s Digital Health Technology team to drive cloud-based health platforms as well as emerging technologies.

Sunset Receives ISO Certification 

Certification will enable maker of sleep, oxygen and other products to expand its manufacturing.

Calif. Provider Rolls Out In-Person Respironics Remediation

Home Oxygen Company has launched an in-person replacement service of recalled Philips Respironics CPAP devices.

Lawmaker Assesses Semiconductor Shortage’s Impact on HME

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) meets with representatives of two Kansas HME providers, as well as MAMES, to better understand how the narrowed semiconductor supply is impacting their businesses and patients.

Podcast

A New Approach to Mask Fitting

There are several patient factors that mask fitting traditionally hasn’t accommodated, but probably should. A new technology tool is trying to change that.

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Top Honors

This year’s edition of the HMEB New Products of the Year Award saw 15 winners across a variety of categories. We take closer look at what makes the 2021 award winners so special.

Podcast

Telehealth Staffing of Respiratory Therapists

As providers seek to consider new staffing and outsourcing solutions, rtNOW has stepped up to offer RTs that can help sleep and home ventilator providers more flexibly manage their businesses.

Mellott and Pontzius Join AAHomecare Board

Brightree President and CEO and 3B Medical Products President bring more than 30 years’ healthcare experience combined to the national industry association.

3B Medical Appoints Pontzius as President

Experienced healthcare manufacturing and distribution executive Tom Pontzius will help lead the maker of sleep, oxygen and disinfection products.

HMEB Unveils 2021 New Product Award Winners

This year’s provider-judged competition yielded 15 winners from a large volume of entries, with fierce competition between multiple entries in some key HME product and service categories.

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Product & Technology

Product Launch Fall 2021

A collection of compelling new HME products and services that'll help your business hit new HEIGHTS with patients and referral partners

The Key to Patient Engagement