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Survey Finds 40 Percent of Health Care Providers Have Canceled Surgical Cases Due to This Reason

A new Cardinal Health survey finds that operating rooms (OR) need better supply chain management systems to reduce costs and support patient safety. Financial challenges persist across health care systems. And while the OR is among the top revenue drivers for a hospital, it’s also one of the most costly areas to run.

The survey of 305 surgical staff and hospital supply chain decision-makers provides insight into the current inventory management needs of operating rooms in the U.S. Notable survey findings include:

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Lucid Genetics Introduces Telegenetics

Lucid Genetics, Corp., a telemedicine practice, has just announced a new telegenetics service, a telemedicine based, nationwide medical practice framework designed to reach patients who are concerned about medical history, genetic-based cancer, heart disease, as well as rare disease and whole exome sequences.

According to a statement emailed to MHW, the practice is designed to help patients experience a faster and more accurate diagnosis.

Lucid Genetics employs board certified, licensed physicians who meet with the patient one-on-one via live video conference to go over medical history and then decide what tests might be best for the patient. World-class genetic testing labs are employed by specialty, to produce the most accurate tests available on the planet. Patients decide if they want to share any data or results and how their data is shared.

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Something’s In The Air: AerNos and Rattle Tech Announce Partnership

On Tuesday, AerNos, Inc. — an innovator in nano gas sensors and Rattle Tech, an innovator in Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile and Cloud technologies — announced a collaboration to develop end-to-end IoT solutions for AerNos’ multi-gas sensors to meet rapidly growing customer demand for air quality monitoring technologies.

AerNos says that its breakthrough nano gas sensors are configured to simultaneously detect multiple harmful gases to the parts per billion and are specifically designed to integrate with IoT devices, such as smart street lights, digital assistants, air filtration systems and smart cars.

Rattle Tech’s expertise in IoT, cloud and mobile software will enable AerNos to offer complete, end-to-end air quality monitoring solutions to its customers.

Integrating AerNos sensors into IoT connected products enables AerNos integration partners to deliver real-time solutions to their customers. Indoor air pollution monitors in homes, schools and businesses can optimize the use of filtrations systems, trigger alerts, and provide information to help identify the sources of pollution. Granular arrays of outdoor air pollution monitors deployed citywide will enable apps to help families make informed decisions when planning outdoor activities and real-time maps which city and health officials will use to develop plans for reducing pollution, exposure and health impacts.

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2018 Healthcare Benchmarks Report Takes Deep Dive into Past, Present and Future

On Monday, MHW learned that The “2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring” report has been added to’s offering.

Once the domain of science fiction, telehealth technologies have begun to transform the fabric of healthcare delivery systems.

As further proof of telehealth’s explosive growth, the use of wearable health-tracking devices and remote patient monitoring has proliferated, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added several new provider telehealth billing codes for calendar year 2018.

2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring delivers the latest actionable telehealth and remote patient monitoring metrics on tools, applications, challenges, successes and ROI from healthcare organizations across the care spectrum. This 60-page report, now in its fifth edition, documents benchmarks on current and planned telehealth and remote patient monitoring initiatives as well as the use of emerging technologies in the healthcare space.

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First Look: Samsung Unveils New Innovative Ultrasound System

Samsung NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., has announced that the Samsung RS85A ultrasound system has received FDA 510(k) clearance and will be unveiled at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in New York City today.

We’re told that the RS85A is the latest expansion of Samsung’s revolutionary ultrasound portfolio.

“We are pleased to launch the RS85A, a new premium general imaging ultrasound system with superior image quality and usability based on Samsung’s advanced ultrasound and radiology technologies,” said Philip Sullivan, President and CEO of Samsung NeuroLogica. “The RS85A embodies Samsung’s commitment to providing leading technologies to healthcare providers by combining our key values of access, accuracy and efficiency.”

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First Look: Cascade Centers Partners with PsyInnovations

PsyInnovations, the developer of the mental and behavioral health platform, wayForward, has announced a multi-year partnership with Cascade Centers, Inc., a Portland, Oregon based EAP that aims to improve employee wellbeing and health.

According to a statement emailed to MHW, Cascade Centers will use PsyInnovations’ wayForward platform as a core part of their Employee Assistance Program’s (EAP) offering to employers. This partnership will allow Cascade Centers to be a “Digital EAP”, supporting employee wellness with digital assessments, evidence-based therapeutic tools, and a coaching platform that are made available instantly via apps and web.

“At PsyInnovations, our mission is to make behavioral healthcare accessible to everyone, globally. We believe in working in partnership with behavioral health and emotional wellness organizations such as EAPs, to provide proven, scalable, cost-effective digital solutions for reducing the incidence and severity emotional problems such as stress, anxiety and depression,” said PsyInnovations CEO, Ritvik Singh.

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The Impilo Initiative Launches Telehealth Services to Women in South Africa

The state of healthcare for women and girls in South African communities is “desperately in need of improvement,” say those close to the matter at hand.

Those living in rural areas suffer from many issues that could be prevented with a little education of information delivered by a professional.

The good news is The Impilo Initiative is now here to help.

“The Impilo Initiative offers telemedicine services, something which many are calling the future of healthcare,” a provided statement reads. “A woman, mother or even child can, by the click of a button, be put in touch with a healthcare professional to have a face-to-face check up and be given quality guidance. With the incredible lack of access to medical care being experienced in South African rural communities, this will provide first-world health care without women having to leave their villages.”

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