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Prometheus Group turns Prochant

‘That’s an important element of modern marketing—making up a word and owning it, like Facebook and Spotify’
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07/30/2018

RALEIGH, N.C. – It’s a bold move to change the name of a company that has been in the HME industry for about 20 years, but that’s just what The Prometheus Group, now Prochant, has done.

CMS proposal increases visibility of multi-function vents

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07/27/2018

WASHINGTON – In an unexpected move, CMS has proposed establishing fee schedule amounts specific to multi-function ventilators, but the manufacturer of what’s believed to be the only such device currently on the market has declined to comment publicly.

Philips shakes up respiratory business

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07/13/2018

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care has overhauled its website www.COPDinfo.com to allow insurance customers to find local HME providers and cash customers to buy directly from the manufacturer.

Motivo bets on consumer demand for Tour Walker

‘I think you had a product that was selling well at a profit, so why put money in R&D? But now that’s getting blown up with competitive bidding, and it’s more of a consumer product’
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07/03/2018

MILWAUKEE – June was a big month for Motivo: The company rounded out nearly $5 million in funding and launched its Tour Walker nationwide.

Bobby Ghoshal puts HMEs on front lines of digital health

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06/25/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed already has more than 5 million medical devices connected to the cloud, but the company’s plans for digital health don’t stop there.

ResMed shares the wealth (of data)

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06/15/2018

SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE – ResMed and Xealth have launched a pilot project that allows primary care physicians at Providence St. Joseph Health to access data from CPAP devices right from their electronic medical record software.

Integration platform Bridge Connector draws investors

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06/08/2018

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – With a seed investment of $4.5 million announced on June 5, Bridge Connector is officially open for business, says CEO and founder David Wenger.

Manufacturers evaluate impact of tariffs

Trump administration announced it would also impose tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico last week
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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare, on behalf of its manufacturer members, has asked the U.S. Trade Representative to exempt 48 product categories from proposed 25% tariffs on imported materials and products from China.

MED’s milestone: Organization celebrates 50 years in business

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05/29/2018

LUBBOCK, Texas – The MED Group has hosted regional conferences for its provider members over the years, but to honor its 50th year in business, it’s hosting a national conference in San Antonio July 10-11.

News from ATS 2018: Philips, ResMed back combined therapy

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05/22/2018

SAN DIEGO – Royal Philips announced new data at ATS 2018 that suggests combining home oxygen therapy with home non-invasive ventilation as treatment for chronically hypercapnic COPD patients is more effective and less expensive than HOT alone.

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