Company Profile

Dewey Roof

Dewey received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina – School of Public Health in 1994 & has spent his entire professional career to public health. Initially, Dewey explored hospital care, specifically Phase II-IV cardiopulmonary rehabilitation with the Greenville (SC) Health System HeartLife program. Next, Dewey was introduced to occupational wellness & medical management as a manager with Michelin Tire Corporation Health Services. He was instrumental in developing a series of successful integrated medical & case management programs which reduced injury-related time out of work by more than 50%. These programs remain in use across the country today.

Dewey was introduced to the world of DME in 2000. After a short time in a business development role with a North Carolina DME company, he was promoted to Director of Operations. Shortly thereafter, Dewey returned to Columbia, SC to start up a DME division of a thriving pharmaceutical distribution company. After a short 18 month, successful launch of the DME division, Dewey was introduced to a ‘chance of a lifetime’ opportunity with Ken Long and Long’s Drugs (of the east coast). The opportunity allowed him to gain shareholdings of the DME division and begin to explore his vision for the industry.

After many years of attempting to merge the two visions (pharmacy & Clinical HME), the two agreed to demerge the two entities. On January 1, 2013, Dewey became the sole owner of Long Term Care, Inc. (now LifeHME, Inc.)

Dewey sees an optimistic future for the homecare market. “The challenge is not in finding the right opportunities, yet in the ability to handle them effectively despite an audit rich environment. Moreover, it is vital that the industry embraces a demonstration model to seize opportunity & prove our value to whomever our future payer will be. The market is migrating to us! The question is not if the market will succeed, but who is willing to do what it takes to reap its reward.

Chris Kinard

Beginning at the age of fourteen, Chris Kinard was introduced to the home medical equipment (HME) industry and the importance of quality patient care. Capitalizing on his passion for people and learning by experience, his career path led him from delivery technician to operations manager of two independent, HME and retail pharmacies. This journey allowed Chris the opportunity to participate in every aspect of providing medications and HME equipment and supplies to patients and beneficiaries.

In 2005 Chris became employed by QS/1. Working closely with customers, software users and business partners, Chris managed the future development of a business management software solution for HME providers. Additionally, he was responsible for ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for software products in 3 healthcare markets.

In June of 2013, Chris assumed his current role as the Director of Corporate Systems Development for LifeH2H in Columbia, SC, an independent Home Medical Equipment provider.

Chris is responsible for the development and automation of management information systems and process improvement. Additionally, Chris manages payer contracts and oversees patient outcomes management for LifeTouch.

Chris remains active in the HME industry as an advocate and educator. By invitation, he has spoken at various state associational meetings, customer conferences and more distinctly, Medtrade and the HME News Business Summit. Chris also sits on the Medtrade Education Advisory Board.