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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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mHealth News: What You Need to Know


Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Cigna to Acquire Express Scripts for $67 Billion
The leading story in the healthcare space on Thursday morning is news that Cigna Corporation and Express Scripts Holding Company have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Cigna will acquire Express Scripts in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $67 billion, including Cigna’s assumption of approximately $15 billion in Express Scripts debt.

Telerehab Platform Showcases Benefits at HIMSS 2018 Conference
Trainer Rx, a leading mhealth company, is showcasing its telerehabilitation (telerehab) platform at the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion (IHP) this week during the HIMSS 2018 Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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$1 Million on the Way to Expand Telemedicine in Rural Louisiana


According to a report this morning from KALB, Congressman Ralph Abraham confirmed ahead of the weekend that the US Department of Agriculture has awarded grants in the amount of about $1 million “to enhance delivery of medical services through telemedicine in 15 rural Louisiana parishes.”

The grants were awarded through the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program.

“Telemedicine is another tool that modern technology has added to the health care equation. Patients in rural areas can’t always make it to a specialist. Telemedicine allows us to bring the doctor to them to make sure they get the treatment they need. I appreciate Sec. Sonny Perdue and the USDA for awarding these grants to help Louisiana’s vulnerable patients,” Dr. Abraham in quoted in the report.

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ERT Named Top 100 Solution Provider in mHealth


MHW can now confirm that ERT — a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials — has been named to the Journal of mHealth’s annual Global Digital Health 100, an international benchmark for mobile, digital and connected technologies in healthcare.

The Global Digital Health 100 is one of the HealthTech industry’s foremost technology award programs. Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship, it recognizes the health technology companies that are demonstrating the greatest potential to change the way that healthcare is delivered.

“ERT has consistently demonstrated true innovation through its ground-breaking products and services, which are enabling long term healthcare programs and transforming the clinical trial process,” said Matthew Driver, Managing Editor, Journal of mHealth.

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mHealth News: What You Need to Know


Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

mPulse Mobile Advances Personalized Messaging Through New Healthx Partnership
On Tuesday at the AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum, Healthx, Inc. — a leader in cloud-based portal and digital engagement solutions for healthcare payers — and mPulse Mobile — the industry leader in mobile health engagement — announced a partnership to offer “personalized text messaging, email and IVR solutions through the Healthx member engagement platform.”

CVS Health to Acquire Aetna
Over the weekend, it was officially announced that CVS Health and Aetna are executing a definitive merger agreement under which CVS Health will acquire all outstanding shares of Aetna for a combination of cash and stock.

First Look: UnitedHealthcare Touts New Healthy Pregnancy Mobile App
MHW can now confirm that the UnitedHealthcare Healthy Pregnancy mobile app — an interactive program providing expectant women with personalized content and 24/7 nurse support during pregnancy and after delivery — is now available to people enrolled in most UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plans.

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Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes


The following is a guest contributed post to MHW from Aparna Bala, Registered Nurse and Clinical Transformation Consultant for AirStrip.

Most physicians have long enjoyed the benefits of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. As health systems focused on ensuring doctors had access to state-of-the-art health IT to monitor their patients when they couldn’t be at the bedside, the quality of tools and pace of adoption for nursing solutions did not keep up. In some situations, nurses received bulky phones that could only be used within the walls of the hospital, while physicians needed to download specific apps on their own devices to receive calls from the nurses’ devices. Technical difficulties were frequent. In other situations, health systems tried rolling out solutions to nurses that had been used successfully by physicians. Unfortunately, those solutions were not always conducive to nurses’ workflow.

Technology should help level the playing field. The selection of technology which promotes effective collaboration across the entire care team – whether it be devices or just the software and mobile apps – is critical to ensuring that everyone understands what information is available and how to read, share and act on it. By deploying the same health IT tools across the board, hospitals and health systems can further bridge this gap between doctors and nurses, facilitating better collaboration and fostering a more trustworthy and encouraging environment. Additionally, by rolling out deployments to all care team members at the same time and providing joint trainings on how to best use these tools, care teams will be more unified in their approach to care delivery.

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Market Poised for Greater Convergence of Push to Talk Telemedicne and mHealth


According to a new report summary shared with MHW on Monday morning, the global market for push to talk telemedicine and mHealth convergence is projected to witness considerable growth in the coming years as efforts are made to integrate push-to-talk devices with telemedicine systems.

This will not only help define communications between clinicians and their patients but also help boost the adoption of home healthcare solutions.

The new report in question has been added to the database of QYResearchReports.com and offers detailed insights into the global push to talk telemedicine and mHealth convergence market.

This 117-page publication is titled “Global Push To Talk Telemedicine and M-Health Convergence Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022.”

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