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:


GCE Group

Zen-O Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Zen-O Portable Oxygen Concentrator

New POC for the U.S. Market Features Small Form Factor

The Zen-O Portable Oxygen Concentrator provides up to 2LPM of continuous flow oxygen as well as 6 Pulse Flow settings to ensure appropriate clinical levels of oxygen for ambulatory patients. The Zen-O also features field replaceable sieve beds for lower total cost of operation for the home oxygen provider. The Zen-O is a small, 10 lb. device that can be carried in a shoulder bag or in a wheeled cart.

  • (888) 659-2102

ResMed

AirView

AirView

Life support Ventilators Join Remote Patient Monitoring Network

ResMed has brought cloud connectivity and its remote patient monitoring software – AirView – to its Astral life support ventilators. Cloud connectivity enables physicians and HMEs to access key patient data in the cloud to better manage and improve the outcomes of patients using life support ventilators at home. ResMed’s network is secure and HIPAA compliant. Clinicians have the option of accessing patient data via AirView or through the Res Med Data Exchange, where they may integrate their own electronic medical records system with AirView.

  • (877) 242-1703

CAIRE Inc.

AirSep FreeStyle and FreeStyle 5

Caire Unveils Redesigned FreeStyle POC

CAIRE Inc., a Chart Industries company, has redesigned its AirSep FreeStyle and FreeStyle 5 portable oxygen concentrators with several new enhancements: the power supply connections to feature a sturdy metal connector with no pins to align and no release button to press. A new, front-loading, user-replaceable battery and improved battery life will help users stay active longer and offers increased convenience. The batteries still re-charge on AC or DC, or by utilizing an optional desktop charger, and now have a built-in gauge that can alert the user to its total charge available before use. In the looks department, the POCs have received a new color palette of light grey with blue accents. The black carrying bag includes a pouch for an additional battery and a new bottom loading zipper enclosure.

  • (800) 874-0202

Breathe

Contec

Contec

Oximetry Testing Facility's Software Supports New Pulse Oximeter

Independent diagnostic testing facility Breathe LLC’s oximetry software platform now supports the Contec (VPOD Ultra) pulse oximeter. The software enhancement aims to give HME providers more options when it comes to choosing their IDTF. Breathe’s patent pending technology is designed to help HME providers be more productive and focus on generating increased sales.

  • (816) 960-3510

Responsive Respiratory Inc.

Responsive Respiratory Catalog

Responsive Respiratory Catalog

Comprehensive 2016 Oxygen Equipment Catalog

Oxygen equipment maker Responsive Respiratory Inc.’s new 2016 catalog includes conservers, regulators and cases, carts, racks, cylinders and accessory items. The full color, glossy booklet highlights RRI’s expanded cylinder cart and rack offerings, specifically its modular warehouse and industrial lines. The 2016 catalog also showcases Responsive Respiratory’s expanded Private Logo Program customization service, which features low minimums and a 48‐hour shipping window after sample approval.

  • (866) 333-4030

Breathe

Oximetry Software

Oximetry Testing Facility’s Software Supports New Pulse Oximeter

Independent diagnostic testing facility Breathe LLC’s oximetry software platform now supports the Contec (VPOD Ultra) pulse oximeter. The software enhancement aims to give HME providers more options when it comes to choosing their IDTF. Breathe’s patent pending technology is designed to help HME providers be more productive and focus on generating increased sales.

  • (816) 960-3510

Philips Respironics

Simply Go Mini

Simply Go Mini

Philips Respironics’ newest portable oxygen concentrator, the Simply Go Mini is less than half the size and weight of any other Philips Respironics POC, is designed and tested to be reliable and durable in real-world environments. Two battery options are available: a standard battery that lasts 4.5 hours, and an extended battery that typicallys lasts 9 hours.

  • (800) 659-9235

Applied Home Healthcare Equipment

OxyGo POC

OxyGo POC

The lightweight, easy-to-use, and FAA-approved OxyGo now includes a fifth setting: 1050 ml/min O2 output, and operates quietly at a reduced sound level of 39 dB at setting 2. The POC weighs less than 5 lbs. and provides up to nine hours of battery life.

  • (877) 263-1167

Sunset Healthcare Solutions

Sleepnet Innova CPAP Masks

Sleepnet Innova CPAP Masks

Combining affordability and quality, Sleepnet Innova CPAP masks feature lightweight, patented AIR-gel for maximum comfort. The Active Headgear Connector moves with patients for a reliable seal. Innova masks are designed and manufactured in the United States, made with environmentally conscious production practices, and warrantied against manufacturing defects.

  • (877) 578-6738

3B Medical Inc

Cirrus 5 Oxygen Concentrator

Cirrus 5 Oxygen Concentrator

The Cirrus 5 Oxygen Concentrator is a small, quiet concentrator that operates at less than 40 dB . The device is designed to be easy to use, and provides up to 5 LPM of continuous flow, therapeutic oxygen with low maintenance.

  • (863) 226-6285

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