HME Business Unveils 2018 New Product Award Winners

Twelve products recognized in the fifth year of the provider-judged competition.

HME Business has announced the winners of its 2018 New Product Awards competition, which honors outstanding product development achievements by HME manufacturers and service providers.

Twelve winning products were selected in the fifth year of the program. The winners are:

Business Services
Patient-Centered Respiratory Home Accreditation from The Compliance Team

Business Technology – Specialized Solutions
e-Prescribe from Brightree

Home Access
Pinnacle SL300 from Harmar

Incontinence & Urology
Cure Ultra Coude Catheter from Cure Medical

Mobility – Power & Manual Wheelchairs
Edge 3 with 4.5mph iLevel from Quantum Rehab

Mobility – Scooters
Jazzy Zero Turn from Pride Mobility Products

Respiratory – In-Home Equipment
FLYP Nebulizer pe1200m from Convexity Scientific Inc.

Respiratory – Portable Equipment
FreeStyle Comfort from CAIRE Inc.

Retail (a tie between two products)
Stella from Amylior Inc.
VivaLift Infinity Collection PLR-525iM from Pride Mobility Products

Seating and Positioning
Stealth Products Cushions from Stealth Products

Sleep – Resupply Items & Related Sleep Products
DreamWear Full Face from Philips Respironics

Winners will receive awards and will be recognized at the 2018 Medtrade Fall Expo in Atlanta, which runs October 16-17. They will also be covered in depth in the November/December 2018 issue of HME Business magazine.

“Each year the competition keeps getting stronger with more and more entries submitted across our award categories,” said David Kopf, executive editor of HME Business magazine. “This year’s contest saw a lot of business services and business technology entries, reflecting providers’ ever-growing need for resources that help them respond strategically to market shifts and reimbursement policy changes.

“On the product side of the entries, we saw particularly hot competition in the sleep, mobility, retail and respiratory categories,” he added. “All in all, it was an exciting year.”

The New Product Award entries are judged by a blind panel of judges from the HME provider community. This year’s competition saw some new judges join the effort.

“I really appreciate our judges generously contributing their time and expertise, and applaud their industry spirit for wanting to support a provider-judged awards program to help their industry peers,” Kopf said. “We couldn’t do this award program without them.”

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