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Anodyne eliminates identity crisis

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06/03/2010

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Say goodbye to Anodyne Medical Devices and its subsidiaries: AMF Support Surfaces, Anatomic Concepts, Primatech Medical and SenTech Medical Systems.

Brightree puts $50M to work

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05/24/2010

Brightree plans to spend $50 million over the next four years beefing up its HME product offerings. What's on the front burner for all that dough? A new software platform for home infusion providers, say company officials.
"We have an increasing number of our providers in the infusion market, and we felt like the time was right to make an official significant investment to support infusion," said Mark Blount, vice president of marketing.

New book highlights Mal Mixon's courage

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05/24/2010

Most people in the HME industry know how Mal Mixon, at age 39 and with only $10,000 to his name, led a leverage buyout of Invacare in 1979 and proceeded to grow the company's annual sales from $19 million to $1.8 billion over the next 30 years.

Briefs

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05/24/2010

Invacare CEO and Chairman of the Board Mal Mixon recently suffered a mild stroke and will take a temporary medical leave of absence, the company reported April 30. "I have suffered a mild stroke, but fortunately, my condition is stable and my doctors have told me the prognosis for a full recovery is favorable," Mixon stated in a release.

Respironics debuts the Ultra oxygen product

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05/04/2010

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- Philips Respironics filled out its respiratory product line this month when it officially launched UltraFill, which will now go head-to-head with Invacare's HomeFill and other transfilling oxygen units.

Respironics CEO Spence moves on; former CEO Liken joins Vapotherm

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04/29/2010

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- Philips Respironics CEO Don Spence will leave the company May 8 to become president and CEO of Accellent, a provider of outsourced precision manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry.

Respironics CEO Spence moves on; former CEO Liken joins Vapotherm

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04/27/2010

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- Philips Respironics CEO Don Spence will leave the company May 8 to become president and CEO of Accellent, a provider of outsourced precision manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry.

Briefs

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04/26/2010

Companies ink diabetes partnership

Purchasing software? Fastrack sweetens the pot

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04/26/2010

HME providers these days ask themselves this question more and more: Should I use Internet-hosted software, or keep my billing system in-house. For these providers, Fastrack Healthcare Systems has an offer.

GAO looks into competitive bidding for HME manufacturers

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04/22/2010

WASHINGTON - Government bureaucrats kept an "open mind" last week as they listened to industry officials explain why competitive bidding for HME manufacturers would be a bad idea.

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