LAS VEGAS and AMSTERDAM (April 18, 2019)—Royal Philips, a provider of health technology, introduced new solutions and services at Medtrade Spring 2019. During the show, Philips featured its latest offerings designed to further enhance effective and efficient care for patients with chronic respiratory and sleep conditions. These include the new, patient-focused DreamStation Go Heated Humidifier and DreamWisp, as well as the recent two-way integration of resupply with NikoHealth.
A recent study conducted by Philips found that 65% of people who reported having sleep apnea stated they either never used or no longer use therapy to treat their disease. To help foster higher levels of compliance among sleep apnea patients, Philips is dedicated to improving the comfort and accessibility of sleep apnea therapies, while in turn improving patient outcomes and quality of life, as well as opportunities for the HME.
“We always listen to the needs of our customers and continuously work to innovate and offer options that benefit patients and enable better care,” said Sonal Matai, VP of North America Marketing, Sleep & Respiratory Care at Philips. “The innovations and solutions we are showcasing at Medtrade not only enhance patient care by offering added convenience and comfort, but can also help streamline efficiencies for the HME’s business via integrated platforms and new inventory opportunities.”
Philips Respironics has leveraged its expertise behind the more than 10 million DreamWear masks and cushions sold worldwide to introduce the new DreamWisp mask. DreamWisp offers the benefit of DreamWear’s unique top-of-the-head tube design to users who benefit from the seal of an over-the-nose cushion, enabling providers to streamline their range of offerings to meet patient needs.
Philips has also addressed patient and provider feedback by presenting the new DreamStation Go Heated Humidifier. The latest offering is the thinnest CPAP heated humidifier among leading brands, and can be used with tap or bottled water for added convenience when distilled water is not available. Featuring the same humidification modes as DreamStation and the freedom to use any CPAP mask, the Go humidifier is a sleep therapy solution for travelers looking for added comfort while on the go.
In addition to showcasing these new inventory opportunities at Medtrade Spring, Philips demonstrated their enhanced resupply service, which now features full two-way integration with NikoHealth, a patient management and billing solution. This new integration will allow HMEs to perform patient resupply through a single process—without operating between two systems.
“We are excited about offering our customers a simplified, integrated workflow allowing them to leverage Phillips’ resupply order generation technology while automating order flow, shipping and billing processes,” said Michael Kutsak, CEO of NikoHealth. “With this integration, our customers will be able to streamline their fragmented resupply programs and work out of one application to manage the order lifecycle.”
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