In March 2016, United Publications, Inc. organized and hosted the inaugural Home Health Technology Summit, a business-focused event for C-level executives that recommend or purchase home health technology. The success of this event demonstrated the need for regular, reliable news in the market. From there came Home Health Technology News.
Home Health Technology News offers a news-forward website and weekly email for professionals at home medical equipment companies, home health and hospice agencies, visiting nurse associations and hospitals with post-acute care facilities. Editorial coverage focuses on technology news and implementation, government and regulatory issues, and reimbursement and payment trends.
United Publications is a Yarmouth, Maine-based business-to-business publishing company with more than 20 years of expertise in the home care market. It also publishes HME News, a business newspaper for the home medical equipment industry. HME News has organized and hosted the HME News Business Summit for 11 years.
Kathy Dion is the Managing Editor of Home Health Technology News. Prior to joining HHTN, Kathy worked as a journalist and in communications. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Worcester State College.
Liz Beaulieu is the editor of HME News. She has covered the HME industry for more than 11 years. She also programs the HME News Business Summit. Prior to joining HME News, she worked for business newspapers covering the security and IT industries, and a weekly newspaper in Kennebunk, Maine. Liz has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maine and a master's degree in creative nonfiction writing from the University of New Hampshire.
Rick Rector is executive vice president of United Publications, Inc. and publisher of HME News. He joined the company in 2000. His journalism career has spanned more than 30 years and included seafood, IT support, gourmet retail food, call centers, fitness clubs and health care. Currently, he serves on the KM Customer Advisory Board. He is a founder and former chairman of the Small Enterprise Growth Fund, the venture capital fund of the State of Maine. In addition, he was a founder and former executive director of the POP!TECH conference, an annual conference exploring the impact of technology on people and society. Currently, Mr. Rector is on the board of the Points North Institute, one of the top 10 showcases of documentary films internationally.
Christopher Baskin has more than 20 years of experience in the PERS, telehealth and security industry. His company, American Two-Way, was one of the first organizations to design, manufacture and monitor interactive PERS, telehealth and security systems. Often called a visionary, his innovations have led to numerous patents and industry awards. Mr. Baskin has been featured in more than 60 articles and is a sought-after speaker on industry-related topics. He is a founding board member of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association, as well as a member and/or participant of the CSAA, SIA, ESA, ESX, CAA, GLASAA, NFA and the ATA.