Oxygen

The market for oxygen therapy has grown immensely over the past decade, with nearly 1.5 million people relying on supplemental oxygen to address their medical needs. While tank delivery of oxygen remains a viable market for HME providers, patients want to continue carrying out their daily routines and need a product that allows them to stay on the go. That’s where portable oxygen concentrators, and the companies who maintain the machines, step in.

In just the past few years, portable oxygen concentrators have begun to reflect the rapidly changing technology becoming available to HME providers and their patients. Rather than waiting for maintenance issues to occur on their machines, providers increasingly have the ability to remotely monitor oxygen output, battery life and more through online platforms. Now, companies are expanding wireless connectivity to POCs in the hopes of making 24/7 monitoring possible for more patients.

At the same time, manufacturers are focused on making the machines lighter and sleeker for patients who want POCs to blend in with the rest of their belongings. The demand is high for machines that can provide the right mix of portability, battery life and tank capacity to fit patient lifestyles. If an HME provider can guarantee all three, they can see revenue growth in this key area. Here is a sampling of the latest products and services to hit the oxygen therapy market:


Breas USA

Vivo 45 LS

Vivo 45 LS

Light, small form-factor ventilator provides flexible life support

The Vivo 45 LS is one of the smallest, full-featured life support ventilators on the market and provides invasive and noninvasive continuous or intermittent ventilatory support in the home, post-acute, hospital, and portable applications for pediatric through adult patients weighing more than 11 lbs. Designed to maximize patient independence and mobility with an ultra-small footprint, it also provides the comfortable eSync trigger technology along with ultra-quiet operation. It also provides etCO2, SpO2, FiO2 and PtCO2 monitoring and connection to EveryWare by Breas, a securely hosted cloud-based application, which can help deliver an insightful approach to home care of respiratory patients.

  • (844) 848-6872

CAIRE Inc.

FreeStyle Comfort

FreeStyle Comfort

Lightweight, portable oxygen concentrator includes telehealth connectivity

The award-winning FreeStyle Comfort is a lightweight, ergonomic portable oxygen concentrator ideal for oxygen users seeking comfortable and convenient oxygen delivery as they engage in a more active lifestyle. Smart O2 technology features on the FreeStyle Comfort ensure optimal therapeutic oxygen delivery with each breath. Also, connectivity to the myCAIRE telehealth solution helps provide top-tier care for oxygen users with greater efficiency.

  • (800) 874-0202

OxyGo LLC

ConservOx

ConservOx

Oxygen conservers is one of the smallest and lightest available

Small and light, the ConservOx by OxyGo reduces cylinder deliveries and operating costs with a single control. An ergonomically designed t-handle and hand-tight nut, making ConservOx easy to use for anyone. It comes with CGA 870 connection and a conserving ratio of up to 5.7 to 1, and includes a two-year warranty.

  • (877) 263-1167

Movair

LUISA

LUISA

Portable, compact ventilator offers a variety of ease-of-use features

The LUISA a third-generation noninvasive/invasive ventilator that offers all the standard ventilation modes with the added benefit of high flow therapy at home. Features include High Flow Oxygen Therapy in all circuit systems; 100 – 3000 mL Vt without additional flow sensor; and no adapters needed. For operation, the device includes a 10 in. angled touchscreen and Ease of Use programming, as well as second alarm language, customized patient downloadable reporting and Sp02 and Fi02 monitoring capabilities. The device is lightweight at approximately 8 lbs. and offers up to 18 hours battery life.


    CAIRE Inc.

    myCAIRE

    myCAIRE

    A telehealth solution that supports comprehensive oxygen care

    Designed to help oxygen providers “upgrade” their “O2 operating system” and streamline their operations, CAIRE’s new myCAIRE telehealth solution supports comprehensive oxygen care. With an eye on increased efficiency and improved care, myCAIRE connects to CAIRE’s leading portable and stationary concentrators via patients’ smart device and simplifies remote data collection through a secure, cloud-based technology in real-time from the desktop. Available on Android, iOS and Surface platforms, myCAIRE provides improved fleet management with device notifications and GPS location; and the ability to view key data such as oxygen usage. It is available on the portable FreeStyle Comfort and Eclipse 5, and the stationary Companion 5.

    • (800) 874-0202

    VirtuOx Healthcare Logiix

    EzOx

    EzOx

    Disposable oximeter designed for overnight home testing

    EzOx is a single-patient, multi0use disposable oximeter shipped directly to the patient’s home for overnight oximetry testing. This device has the ability to conduct up to 100 hours of recording that may be utilized to conduct repeat testing as necessary. Connects via Bluetooth to app, which sends the results to VirtuOx for IDTF certified oximetry reports needed for oxygen qualification.

    • (256) 298-8779

    CAIRE Inc.

    myCAIRE

    myCAIRE

    Telehealth app connects with CAIRE oxygen concentrators via patients' smart devices

    Responding to the increased need and demand for telehealth solutions, CAIRE Inc. has launched a new telehealth solution called myCAIRE, which connects to CAIRE’s concentrators via the patient’s smart device and facilitates remote data collection through a secure, cloud-based technology in real-time. The medical equipment provider can then easily access the data via from its desktop. The myCAIRE application is available through Android, iOS and Surface platforms, and the portal provides customizable views, filtering and search options to view oxygen usage, flow rates, device notifications, equipment location, and requests sent directly from patients to the provider through the app.

    • (800) 874-0202

    Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

    Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

    Clinical Respiratory Patient Management and Custom Mobility

    ACHC launches two new DMEPOS accreditation distinctions

    National accreditor Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has launched two accreditation distinctions for DMEPOS organizations, offering comprehensive solutions to increasing demands for accountability and better patient care. The distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management puts emphasis on a collaborative, teams-based approach that encompasses assessment, treatment, documentation, and education to enhance quality of life and reduce hospital readmissions. The distinction in Custom Mobility focuses on responsive care and services that improve activities of daily living and quality of life for patients requiring mobility support.

    • (919) 785-1214

    The Compliance Team

    The Compliance Team

    Patient Centered Respiratory Home

    Accreditation standards designed for respiratory providers

    Patient-Centered Respiratory Home (PCRH) is a proprietary accreditation that sets in place quality standards that guide clinical respiratory providers to better engage with chronic care patients. Better outcomes are driven through additional care planning and focused follow-up visits with program goals being three-fold: address poor respiratory care management; decrease emergency department visits; lower the number of hospital readmissions. PCRH’s standards enhance patient management practices through concise measures that cover access issues, provider coordination, and communication between respiratory specialists and prescribers.

    • (877) 974-6381

    Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

    Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

    Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management

    New distinctions for DMEPOSaccredited providers

    Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has developed two new distinctions for DMEPOS-accredited organizations. The Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management, a recognition that allows providers to demonstrate expertise in managing respiratory conditions, and the Distinction in Custom Mobility, a designation that recognizes first-rate providers of custom mobility products, will further help providers demonstrate their commitment to patients’ quality of life. Each of these distinctions is available to providers accredited under the ACHC DMEPOS program.

    • (919) 785-1214

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