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In brief: Barbara Smith named Woman of the Year, Owlet Smart Sock tops retail products

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10/24/2017

ATLANTA – Barbara Smith, CEO of Healthline Medical Equipment in Wichita Falls, Texas, was named the 2017 HME Woman of the Year at Medtrade on Tuesday morning.

Owlet Smart Sock named top retail product

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10/23/2017

ATLANTA – The winner of this year’s Innovative HME Retail Product Awards at Medtrade is the Owlet Smart Sock 2, a device to track a baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels.

Manufacturers to providers: Stick with lift chairs

‘No other product they sell for cash can generate those types of margin dollars’
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10/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – With lift chair providers facing increasing competition, manufacturers have stepped in and launched programs to help them keep a toehold in the competitive market.

Buy into the hype: Consumers are retail-ready

Consumers are insisting on feature rich, stylish, high-quality products, and when products meet demand, retail sales occur
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10/20/2017

I read an article recently on marketing in which the author said, “So you’ve seen the future, or rather, the present…” I paused and thought, in the HME industry, we aren’t even there yet.

Free legal advice Friday

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Friday, September 22, 2017

When you speak to industry attorneys, you get a wealth of information, more than can fit into a 400-word story for the November issue. So here are some outtakes from my recent conversations with Jeff Baird:

Same or separate

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.

Spring renewal: ‘2017 is our year,’ says AAH’s Tom Ryan

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03/03/2017

LAS VEGAS – The HME industry descended on Medtrade Spring last week with renewed vigor.

Numotion offers ‘test drive’ of SoftWheels

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02/24/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has launched a new demo program that allows manual wheelchair users to “test drive” a set of SoftWheels by Numotion for one week, free of charge and with no obligation to purchase.

Providers stay grounded in retail

See and feel matters, say majority of respondents to HME Newspoll
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01/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – The larger trends in retail may point to the cloud, but for HME providers, it’s still all about bricks and mortar, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Retail product awards: MyPainAway takes top honors


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11/04/2016

ATLANTA – Topricin BioMedical took first place with its MyPainAway Fibro Cream at the 2016 annual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards at Medtrade on Tuesday.


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