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:
Flexible ventilator provides a variety of features, connectivity
The Vivo 65 life-support ventilator is designed to treat adults and children in hospitals, post-acute care institutions and the home. The ventilator offers accurate volume delivery and a highly responsive trigger system, and treats a broad range of respiratory diseases invasively and non-invasively. The Vivo 65 comes with the Breas PC Software, which enables simultaneous monitoring of multiple ventilators and the ability to review patient data for trends and compliance in the home.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
Resuscitation supplies for cardiac emergencies
RRI’s new resuscitation products include both individual supplies and all-in-one kits necessary for the management of emergency airways in breathing and cardiac emergencies. The kits are available with and without portable oxygen cylinders in both demand valve and manual resuscitator bag set-ups. The emergency oxygen solutions may also be purchased in combination with single cylinder carts and lightweight, durable first responder bags.
OxyCare Total Advantage
Patient financing program
includes the best of both worlds To help providers in a changing market, and to allow patients access to the best POC available, OxyGo is proud to introduce OxyCare Total Advantage. OxyCare Total Advantage is a revolutionary patient financing program for the home healthcare market — Patients can own their equipment with monthly payments, and Providers can get the cash for the equipment immediately.
Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator
Portable oxygen concentrator built for every day
Invacare is proud to announce the launch of the new portable oxygen concentrator (POC), the Invacare Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator. The mobile concentrator was designed to weather everyday life. With special features built into the device to make it water resistant, rugged, and simple to use, this POC addresses the real-life demands of consumers.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
1025 Oxygen Concentrator
Oxygen concentrator is investment to patients and businesses
Built upon the reliable features of the 525 concentrator, the 1025 Oxygen Concentrator is designed to provide optimal oxygen delivery for patients with varying flow requirements. Assembled in the USA and built in the same shell as the five Liter, the 10 Liter Concentrator is also compatible with cylinder transfill systems. Sold separately, the Transfill Caddy is designed with a steel frame to simply connect the 18 by 14-inch shelf, designed to support up to 40 pounds, to the DeVilbiss 10L Concentrator.
Create medical oxygen from the air around you
The 5-setting OxyGo is a lightweight medical device that can make the medical oxygen your doctor prescribed from the air around you. With OxyGo, you never need to worry about running out of oxygen and you don’t need to carry heavy tanks. OxyGo is different from other POCs because it shows you exactly how much time you have left on the battery, and you can change the battery easily.
DreamStation BiPAP autoSV and AVAPS devices
Ventilation devices designed to deliver optimal ventilation
Philips designed the DreamStation BiPAP autoSV and AVAPS devices. Built on sophisticated, clinically-proven algorithms, BiPAP autoSV designed to deliver optimal ventilation with minimal mechanical intervention so patients experience comfortable, restful sleep, while BiPAP AVAPS is designed to deliver effective and comfortable ventilation therapy so patients can experience an improved quality of life.
LifeChoice Activox 4L
- Lasts up to 10.25 hours on a single charge, allowing patients to spend the day out without worrying about needing to recharge.
- If patients need extended hours away from home, they can recharge on the go — even while they’re using the device.
- LifeChoice Activox 4L also includes advanced oxygen purity sensors, alarm and charging notifications to keep patients set up and informed for optimal outcomes.
Nexus Home Silver
New Patient Management Software for NIV/Oxygen Patients
Encore’s new software, Nexus Home Silver, is an application that fuses software-based ventilation and oxygen therapy equipment set up/maintenance protocol with its nationally recognized clinical risk assessments and plan of care protocols. The web-based application can be used on a smartphone, tablet, or PC, where the platform guides respiratory therapists through a comprehensive ventilator and/or oxygen therapy protocol, enabling providers to document in the Nexus database initial set up, home safety, and vent check visits.
Utilized to be used 24/7
- The Oxlife Independence is the first POC designed to be utilized 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The single solution provides the best therapy options while still helping providers improve their bottom line.
- Providers now have the incredible capability to monitor have their devices are being used. The monitor function can be used to observe oxygen use to combat patient re-admissions.
- Reduce equipment needs by matching patients with the most appropriate mode of oxygen therapy while sending automated alerts for device and patient issues.