Oxygen

To keep pace with the myriad reimbursement challenges that have bombarded the oxygen industry over the past several years, providers continue to look for ways to streamline processes and cut operating costs. A growing strategy is to adopt a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) model, which has helped providers to meet referral and patient demands while driving operational efficiencies in their business.

POCs in general have become far more reliable, economic, small, and lightweight than previous models, allowing today’s oxygen patient to be more mobile than ever before. With each new iteration of POC, providers are seeing a better profit margin.

For patients, POCs have added a freedom that’s been unattainable in other oxygen technologies. With POCs, patients can more easily travel via air, rail, boat and car with higher confidence and comfort. They like not having to call to request tank refills. They like not having to wait for deliveries. They are welcoming independence, flexibility and a sense of normalcy back into their lives. Moreover, increased ambulation has been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes and reduce the probably of hospital admissions.

In terms of innovation, POCs keep getting smaller and battery lives longer. Moreover, they are starting to include remote connectivity, which is currently allowing providers to be able to manager their “fleet” of devices in the field to ensure that they are being used, monitor how they are being used, and in some cases remotely troubleshoot problems. Let’s take a look at some POCs on the market:


Inogen

Inogen One G3

Inogen One G3

POC can run around the clock

  • The Inogen One G3 features five pulse flow settings with 1,050 ml output.
  • Can be used 24/7, so it can supply medical oxygen at home or on the go.
  • Provides 10 hours of battery life with two batteries; is airline approved; and weighs under 5 lbs. with one battery.
  • (805) 562-0611

Philips Respironics

Simply Go Mini

SimplyGo Mini p

A vacation-ready portable oxygen option

  • Conforms to FAA standards, now available for on board aircraft use
  • 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 typically lasts nine hours.
  • (800) 345-6443

Invacare

Invacare Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator with Connectivity

Invacare Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator with Connectivity

POC Communicates Usage Data

  • POC, app and provider portal help give oxygen providers better asset utilization with control over costs.
  • Providers have remote visibility to POC data to see how their POCs are being used.
  • Hot-swappable, top loading batteries provide up to 10 hours of charge.
  • (800) 333-6900

GCE Group

Zen-O lite

Zen-O lite

Designed for active patients on long-term oxygen therapy

  • The Zen-O lite weighs only 5.5 lbs. and delivers up to 1050 ml of oxygen per minute in pulse mode.
  • Features rate responsive oxygen delivery, ensuring appropriate patient saturation.
  • Design incorporates field replaceable sieve beds for convenient low-cost onsite maintenance.
  • (888) 659-2102

CHART Industries/SeQual Technologies

SeQual Eclipse3

SeQual Eclipse3

POC helps maintain consistent FiO2

  • Features autoSAT technology, which helps maintain a consistent FiO2 by servo-controlling the device to meet the patient’s changing respiratory rate.
  • Approved for Rx of 0.5 to 3.0 LPM continuous flow, and has pulse dose volumes from 16mL to 192mL.
  • In Pulse Dose Mode, if an inspiratory effort is not detected, the device will deliver a continuous flow of oxygen, continually searching for a breath every 15 seconds.
  • 800) 482-2473

Responsive Respiratory Inc.

MM/M60 Stand

Cylinder Stand

Resuscitation supplies for cardiac emergencies

Responsive Respiratory expands their cylinder stand offerings with upgraded dual-use MM/M60 stand. The upgraded stand features a set of extended length thumbscrews to secure either of the two cylinder sizes. The dual-use design aids the reduction of inventory for providers and is idea for placement of back-up cylinders in oxygen patients’ homes.

  • (866) 333-4030

Breas USA

Vivo 65

Vivo 65

Flexible ventilator provides a variety of features, connectivity

The Vivo 65 life-support ventilator is designed to treat adults and children in hospitals, post-acute care institutions and the home. The ventilator offers accurate volume delivery and a highly responsive trigger system, and treats a broad range of respiratory diseases invasively and non-invasively. The Vivo 65 comes with the Breas PC Software, which enables simultaneous monitoring of multiple ventilators and the ability to review patient data for trends and compliance in the home.

  • (844) 848-6872

Responsive Respiratory Inc.

Resuscitation Products

Resuscitation Products

Resuscitation supplies for cardiac emergencies

RRI’s new resuscitation products include both individual supplies and all-in-one kits necessary for the management of emergency airways in breathing and cardiac emergencies. The kits are available with and without portable oxygen cylinders in both demand valve and manual resuscitator bag set-ups. The emergency oxygen solutions may also be purchased in combination with single cylinder carts and lightweight, durable first responder bags.

  • (866) 333-4030

OxyGo LLC

OxyCare Total Advantage

OxyCare Total Advantage

Patient financing program

includes the best of both worlds To help providers in a changing market, and to allow patients access to the best POC available, OxyGo is proud to introduce OxyCare Total Advantage. OxyCare Total Advantage is a revolutionary patient financing program for the home healthcare market — Patients can own their equipment with monthly payments, and Providers can get the cash for the equipment immediately.

  • (877) 263-1167

Invacare

Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

Portable oxygen concentrator built for every day

Invacare is proud to announce the launch of the new portable oxygen concentrator (POC), the Invacare Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator. The mobile concentrator was designed to weather everyday life. With special features built into the device to make it water resistant, rugged, and simple to use, this POC addresses the real-life demands of consumers.

  • (800) 333-6900

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