Also Noted

UPitt develops waterproof power wheelchair

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04/18/2017

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) has designed, developed and constructed a patent-pending waterproof power wheelchair that runs entirely on compressed air.

ARJ moves headquarters

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04/14/2017

LENEXA, Kan. – ARJ Infusion Services held an open house at its new headquarters here April 13.

VOCSN: ‘Not just another ventilator’

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04/14/2017

BOTHELL, Wash. – Ventec Life Systems has received FDA 510(k) clearance of its VOCSN, a unified respiratory systems for ventilator patients.

Association forms Retail Work Group for complex rehab

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04/13/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has formed a new Retail Work Group within the Complex Rehab & Mobility Council.

Action DME goes with CareTend

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04/13/2017

LENEXA, Kan. – Action DME has purchased Mediware’s CareTend Software for its durable medical equipment business. Owner Hunter Cook likes the software’s all-in-one solution.

Georgia passes licensure requirement

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04/12/2017

ATLANTA – Georgia’s House of Representatives and Senate have passed a bill that establishes a licensure requirement for DME suppliers.

Rowheels names new CEO

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04/12/2017

FITCHBURG, Wis. – Rowheels, the makers of pull-based geared wheels for manual wheelchairs, has named a new CEO: Fred Mindermann. Previously, Mindermann has held executive positions at Siemens Medical and AGA Linde HealthCare, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Philips launches travel CPAP device

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04/11/2017

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Philips has released a compact, travel-ready CPAP device called the DreamStation Go. The device weighs just 1.86 pounds and comes in two models: a fixed-pressure unit called the Pro; and an Auto CPAP that is auto-titrating.

Smith & Nephew begins distributing patient monitoring system

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04/11/2017

LONDON – Smith & Nephew has signed a distribution agreement with Leaf Healthcare, a developer of a wireless patient monitoring system for pressure ulcer/injury prevention.

Oklahoma considers steep cuts for Medicaid

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04/11/2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has had to map out budget scenarios for the upcoming fiscal year based on a 5% to 15% reduction in state appropriations, according to Tulsa World.

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