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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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U.S. News Convenes Leaders to Discuss the Future of Health Policy at Annual Healthcare of Tomorrow Forum

ANNOUNCEMENT: U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals for more than 25 years, will convene a special series of discussions focused on the future of healthcare policy during the final day of its fifth annual Healthcare of Tomorrow conference, taking place on Friday, November 3, at the Renaissance Downtown in Washington, D.C.

Featured speakers include Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health; Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group; James Capretta, Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute; Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Premier, Inc.; Eric Dishman, Director of the All of Us Research Program at NIH; and Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH. Speakers will examine several pressing issues dominating the national healthcare conversation, including strategies to combat the opioid epidemic, measures to advance precision medicine and bipartisan solutions to improve healthcare delivery and quality for Americans.

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Brother Touts New Conferencing Package for Healthcare

On Tuesday, OmniJoin, the web conferencing division of Brother International Corporation, announced the launch of OmniJoin for Healthcare, a powerful telehealth platform designed to meet the unique needs of today’s healthcare organizations.

In addition to supporting remote patient-to-provider interactions, OmniJoin for Healthcare provides a complete web and video conferencing solution for clinical trainings, professional consultations and administrative meetings.

This offering meets the HIPAA requirements under the security rule giving providers confidence their patient protected health information (PHI) is protected and secure.

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First Look: Healthcare Leaders to Talk ROI, Innovation, Value of Telehealth

mHealthWatch learned ahead of the weekend that independent healthcare accreditor URAC and Telemedicine Magazine will host the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018: ROI of Telehealth.

The event will take place March 27 – 29, 2018 at the Renaissance Washington, DC.

According to the official word, the conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by leaders in telehealth, covering topics such as implementing telehealth across healthcare systems, measuring quality in telehealth programs, forming creative partnerships, payer innovations in telehealth, building a telehealth program from the ground up, achieving population health goals and more.

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Fitbit, Dexcom to Develop Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Experience

MHW learned Thursday that Fitbit — a leading global wearables brand — and DexCom, Inc. — a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes — have cemented a new collaboration to develop and market products to help people better manage their diabetes and get a more complete picture of their overall health with easy-to-use mobile tools.

The first planned initiative is to bring Dexcom CGM data to Fitbit’s new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic.

Through this experience, Dexcom CGM users on either Android or iOS devices would be able to see both activity and glucose levels, right on their wrist.

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Healthcare Continues to Show Greatest ROI on Digital Marketing

Blue Fountain Media, a leading NYC-based digital marketing agency that specializes in website design, brand strategy and digital marketing, is out with their latest report, which highlights the top five industries getting the most ROI from their Digital Marketing plans in 2017.

“We live in a world where 82% of businesses have a defined strategy for digital marketing,” says Blue Fountain Media’s founder and managing director, Gabriel Shaoolian. “That said, some industries lend themselves to digital marketing and see a high percentage of growth and ROI due to digital marketing services.”

After comprehensive research, the digital marketing experts at Blue Fountain Media have determined that, in 2017, five industries are getting the most “bang for their buck” from their digital marketing strategies.

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Healthcare Facilities Expected to Benefit from New Partnership

Stratus Video — a leading language access and telehealth company — and One Call Care Management (One Call), a leader within the workers’ compensation industry, have partnered to launch the first end-to-end language and transportation solution designed for healthcare facilities.

“While transportation and interpretation are not necessarily medical services, they are critical components of the treatment plan,” said Joseph McCullough, senior vice president of product at One Call. “Missed medical appointments due to a lack of transportation, or the inability to clearly and accurately communicate with a patient, can dramatically impact the road to recovery. The goal of this partnership is to eliminate these barriers so the patient may receive effective and timely care.”

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