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:


GF Health Products

JB02020 Finger Pulse Oximeter

Finger Pulse Oximeter

Finger pulse oximeter emphasizes easy-use features

The John Bunn JB02020 Finger Pulse Oximeter from GF Health Products Inc. (Graham-Field) is a lightweight, pocketsize device designed for home, clinical and EMS settings. The unit provides fast and accurate oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and perfusion index measurements via a large LED digital display, and includes SpO2 and pulse rate alarms. Other usability features include one-button operation, and automatic power-off function to conserve batteries. In terms of size, the device accommodates range of finger sizes from pediatric to adult.

  • (800) 347-5678

CAIRE Inc.

FreeStyle Comfort

FreeStyle Comfort

The FreeStyle Comfort is a lightweight, five-setting pulse flow portable oxygen concentrator with wireless connectivity, sensitive breath detection features, and delivering a maximum output of up to 1050 milliliters. Weighing only 5 pounds and designed with patient comfort in mind, it has an ergonomic, curved shell, LCD display screen, and battery pack options offering up to eight hours of charge. Operational via wall outlet power, motor vehicle power, or by rechargeable battery power, the device is designed for easy traveling and meets FAA guidelines for commercial air flights.

  • (800) 874-0202

OxyGo LLC

OxyGo Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

OxyGo Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Studies have shown that some people with COVID-19 symptoms have alarmingly low levels of blood oxygen—OxyGo’s Fingertip Pulse Oximeter tracks oxygen saturation and pulse rate to help monitor health and recovery. It’s portable, easy-to-use and the CDC recommends using a pulse oximeter for identifying COVID-19 symptoms. Patients can self-monitor their condition and detect early symptoms of COVID-19. This non-invasive pulse oximeter is designed for use in hospitals, nursing homes, gyms, at
home or even on-the-go.

  • (877) 263-1167

VGM Respiratory

VGM Respiratory

VGM Respiratory

New resources for respiratory providers and HME leaders

VGM Respiratory has developed an End-Tidal CO2 Protocol. This protocol will help providers identify patients that will help them grow NIV and potentially help reduce hospital re-admission for those patients. Also, VGM & Associates are planning to release the first playbook of 2020 at Medtrade Spring. The latest playbook focuses on leadership, including lessons on everything from change management to leadership development. Members can find playbook resources at vgm.com/playbook.

  • (800) 642-6065

CAIRE Inc.

CAIRE

oneCAIRE Programs

Consulting services designed to support HMEs providing oxygen therapy

  • Manufacturer provides retail partner program, non-delivery program, O2 discharge program, and sponsored training to help HME providers grow their businesses.
  • Business solutions consulting paired with CAIRE’s thorough knowledge of the oxygen market with products like FreeStyle Comfort POC and proprietary oxygen technology.
  • (800) 874-0202

ResMed

Mobi Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Mobi Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Concentrator's oxygen delivery matches inhalation rate to improve patient comfort

  • 5.5 lb. concentrator, now widely available in U.S., designed for one-touch startup with display screen providing notifications about oxygen delivery and device functioning.
  • Pulse-Wave technology matches oxygen delivery to user’s inhalation rate for comfort.
  • (877) 242-1703

GCE Healthcare

Zen-O Lite Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Zen-O Lite Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Online monitoring platform Clarity now available on POCs in U.S.

  • Online monitoring platform Clarity Converged Care and 4G connectivity now launched on all POCs in the U.S.
  • Home oxygen providers can monitor machine 24/7 from any online device and perform predictive maintenance, viewing oxygen purity, usage history and battery life.
  • (888) 659-2102

OxyGo LLC

OxyGoNext

OxyGo NEXT

Providers can geo-locate concentrators, monitor patient use through online dashboard

  • Bluetooth-enabled POC offers six flow settings for patients through a mobile application.
  • Providers can use an online dashboard to monitor patient use, geo-locate machines and check battery life, and known when to perform preventative maintenance.
  • (877) 263-1167

Philips

Simply Go Mini

Simply Go Mini

Ultra-portable concentrator aims to deliver reliable performance on the go

  • Smallest and lightest concentrator offered by Philips features 5 pulse settings and fashionable bag designs
  • 5 lb. sleekly designed machine comes with lightweight and compact battery and high oxygen output for ultra-portable POC
  • (855) 223-7395

Invacare Corporation

Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

POC offers 'remote freedom' for HME providers and patients

  • Users can control flow settings via a connected smartphone app from up to 25 feet away.
  • Providers can view diagnostics remotely using Piccolo Provider Portal.
  • Designed for easy patient use with simple, sealed interface, top-load batteries and dual intakes and exhausts to maximize heat dissipation.
  • (800) 333-6900

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