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:


Encore Healthcare

Encore Healthcare

Nexus

New service offers 'ventilator management in a box'

Encore Healthcare’s new Nexus program helps HME providers manage ventilator compliance and outcomes using its Nexus software and companion TeleRespiratory Services. The system manages symptoms, tracks disease progression, reduces re-admissions, manages medications, and has a proven track record of growing HME ventilator market share. The service is a response to the struggle HME providers are facing with the shortage of RTs and the need for clinical oversight in their ventilator management models.

  • (877) 853-2931

Somnoware

Somnoware

Somnoware

Respiratory care management platform launches fax module

The Fax Intake Module transforms paper-based faxing into an all-digital experience. The module streamlines respiratory providers’ fax intake process with easy functionality for patient referrals. The module enables users to send, receive, and manage patient documentation digitally—eliminating paper processes, saving time, and reducing errors. Not only can users view and manage all faxes digitally, but they can also use multiple document layouts and split and group faxes by patient and document type. Faxes can be associated with a patient record, and the platform’s tools enable easy forwarding, downloading, and printing.


    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

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