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.

HME Business, the leading independent business management media resource for HME professionals, has announced the winners of its 2021 New Product Awards competition.

The HME Business New Product Award honors outstanding product development achievements by HME manufacturers and service providers. Entries are reviewed by a panel of provider judges selected for their expertise in various product categories.

This year brought a wide variety of entries, with numerous categories bringing in multiple entries. One category, Respiratory – In-Home Equipment, had a tie between two winning products.

The following winning products were selected in the eighth year of the program:

Access - Home
Highlander II from Harmar

Accreditation and Certification Services
ACHC Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management from Accreditation Commission for Health Care

Business Technology – Specialized Solutions
Telehealth Clinical Evals from ATLAS

HME Business Services
Distributed Warehousing / Service / Deploy: All-in-One Services from Quality Biomedical

Incontinence & Urology Supplies
Cure Dextra Closed System from Cure Medical

Mobility – Power & Manual Wheelchairs
4Front 2 Power Chair from Quantum Rehab

Mobility Walking Aids
CardioAccelerator by UPWalker from LifeWalker Mobility Products

Respiratory – In-Home Equipment (a tie)
BiWaze Airway Clearance System from ABM Respiratory Care
Vivo 45 LS from Breas Medical

Retail
VivaLift! Radiance PLR-3955 from Pride Mobility Products

Seating and Positioning
Softech Pressure Relief Cushion System from Aquila Corporation

Sleep – Resupply Items & Related Sleep Products
F&P Evora from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Sleep – Therapy Systems
Optipillows EPAP Mask from Optipillows

Women’s Health Products
Amoena Balance Adapt Air Breast Shapers from Amoena USA Corporation

Wound Care
Chipflow Full Leg and Calf & Foot from Sigvaris Group

Winners will receive awards and will be featured on the HME Business website, hme-business.com, and in the November/December 2021 issue of HME Business magazine. The magazine is distributed to an average of 14,660 subscribers, and its website is visited by thousands of HME industry professionals every month.

“This year’s edition of our annual awards program was wild, as we had a lot of neck-and-neck competition between lots of entrants in some specific categories,” HME Business Publisher and Executive Editor David Kopf remarked. “We saw that in particular with accreditation, specialized business technology solutions, power and manual wheelchairs, and in-home respiratory equipment.

“So there was a lot of judging to be done by our panel of HME provider judges,” Kopf continued. “And of course, I want to congratulate our winners and extend my appreciation to all the vendors for sending in their entries. The result is an awards program that showcases some great solutions.”

Kopf added that next year’s edition of HME Business New Product Award will feature even more categories to help providers discover even more top-tier industry offerings.

Information about the 2022 HME Business New Product Award will be available at hme-business.com in the summer of 2022.

About the Author

Susan May is the group marketing director for 1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group, which publishes HME Business and Mobility Management.

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