Temple Health Invests in Transformative Avantas Technology to Enhance Workforce Satisfaction and Efficiency

Sept. 14, 2020 – A new partnership between Temple Health and Avantas provides transformative technology and expertise that will optimize work-life balance for healthcare professionals while improving quality of patient care and operational efficiency for the healthcare system.

Temple Health, a 1,020-bed Philadelphia-based academic health system, is making a significant investment for its front-line clinical staff by partnering with Avantas, a leader in enterprise labor management strategies and solutions for the healthcare industry. Technology-enabled solutions from Avantas, an AMN Healthcare company, will help Temple Health increase staff satisfaction, lower turnover, and provide clinicians with access to their schedules at any time. Avantas also allows them to pick up shifts on their mobile device to better manage work schedules.

“Healthcare professionals today face the most stressful times they’ve ever experienced, and that’s why Temple Health has invested in technology and expertise that will help bring more balance to their work lives and personal lives,” said Angelo Venditti, Chief Nursing Executive at Temple Health. “Temple has some of the most dedicated and passionate healthcare providers in the country, and I’m excited to be able to bring them advanced tools that will help them provide even greater advancements in patient care.”

Avantas provides the healthcare industry with the foremost expertise in patient forecasting and analytics along with operational guidance, and the most advanced healthcare scheduling software. Avantas technology delivers 97% accurate forecasting of staffing needs 30 days in advance of the shift and measurable improvements in staff satisfaction. Healthcare organizations have realized 4%-7% labor cost savings with Avantas.

“Our partnership with Temple Health allows us to provide the healthcare industry’s top workforce management expertise to improve satisfaction among healthcare professionals and the patients in their care,” said Jackie Larson, President of Avantas. “Our nation’s leading academic medical centers and large healthcare systems are seeking ways to better support their healthcare professionals while improving quality and efficiency. Avantas is the leader in this innovation.”

About Temple Health
Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.2 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH); TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Jeanes Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and Affiliates, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices; and Temple Faculty Practice Plan, Inc., TUHS’s physician practice plan comprised of more than 500 full-time and part-time academic physicians in 20 clinical departments. TUHS is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System (TUHS) and by the Katz School of Medicine. TUHS neither provides nor controls the provision of health care. All health care is provided by its member organizations or independent health care providers affiliated with TUHS member organizations. Each TUHS member organization is owned and operated pursuant to its governing documents.

It is the policy of Temple University Health System that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

About AMN Healthcare  

AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation. The Company provides access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. AMN total talent solutions include managed services programs, clinical and interim healthcare leaders, temporary staffing, executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, language interpretation services, revenue cycle solutions, credentialing and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, schools and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com.

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Apixio Grows Staff by 20% and Continues to Expand Footprint & Product Portfolio to Meet Surging Demand for AI Healthcare Analytics

SAN MATEO, Calif., OCTOBER 18, 2021—Apixio, Inc., the healthcare AI analytics company, today announced it has rapidly expanded its staff and product portfolio to meet surging demand for its AI healthcare analytics solutions that gives payers and providers the power to mine clinical information at scale — creating novel insights that will change the way healthcare is measured, care is delivered, and discoveries are made.

Now serving health plans and provider groups across 42 states, Apixio’s Best in KLAS solutions support value-based care for Medicare Advantage (MA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), and Direct Contracting, putting the company on track to become one of the fastest growing providers of healthcare AI analytics solutions in the country. 

“Now more than ever, we need fast, reliable analytics to help us spot trends and opportunities to accelerate care delivery and improve both population health and individual patient outcomes,” said Apixio CEO Sachin Patel. “Apixio is the most experienced and proven solution of its kind that’s able to surface the timely, relevant and predictive insights we need to improve both the efficiency and quality of care.” 

Deeper insights, actionable intelligence delivered at the point of care

Apixio’s platform has processed more than 27 million patient charts, mining this trove of data for insights to inform care decisions and uncover population health trends. From this rich, diverse database, Apixio can extract intelligence, including from unstructured data sources, to the curation of a patient’s longitudinal medical record that enables providers to make faster, more effective and personalized care decisions. 

To empower providers and payers with AI-driven insights, the company has launched two new prospective solutions that deliver actionable intelligence at the point of care as well as a patient data retrieval solution that provides flexible acquisition and integration options for electronic health records information, including patient charts, claims, labs, and other digital healthcare data. Apixio’s InfoStream™ interoperability platform automates accurate retrieval and extraction of EHR data to enable modern data access and sharing, reduce operational costs and decrease provider abrasion. InfoStream then feeds these insights into Apixio’s Apicare Pre-Visit and Apicare Insights, which give providers rich insight into patients’ longitudinal health and AI-generated condition predictions in real-time during care encounters to enable more thorough, and efficient care.

Expanded resources and expertise to power growth

Beyond its technology, Apixio has doubled down on its commitment to offering providers and payers resources to support their move toward value-based care. The company’s new “Inside Health Tech” podcast explores some of the latest industry trends, lessons learned and best practices in risk adjustment and quality performance, featuring experts and thought leaders from across the industry.

Driven by growing demand for its transformative solutions, Apixio has scaled up its staff by 20% in its Bay Area office — where it recently earned Top Workplaces 2021 honors — and opened a second office in San Diego to support its expanding market reach and product portfolio. 

To learn more about Apixio’s award-winning AI-driven healthcare analytics solutions, visit www.apixio.com.

About Apixio
Apixio is advancing healthcare with data-driven intelligence and analytics. Our Artificial Intelligence platform gives organizations across the healthcare spectrum the power to mine clinical information at scale, creating novel insights that will change the way healthcare is measured, care is delivered, and discoveries are made. Learn more at www.apixio.com.

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Lifestyle Medicine Could Be The Key To Digital Health Adoption

In short, I’m trying to live like the patient of the future, using lifestyle medicine to prevent chronic diseases. Dealing with preventive measures that can be supplemented with digital health solutions, lifestyle medicine specialists can set the pace for digital health adoption on a larger scale. You might not have heard of lifestyle medicine before now, at least I hadn’t until my GP, Dr. Réka Vernes, pointed it out to me. This growing interest in lifestyle medicine can be attributed to the fact that people are increasingly becoming more proactive in managing their health thanks to the escalated awareness of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. As Dr. Vernes puts it: “My goal for my patients is to be their healthiest version even with chronic conditions.” And to supplement a lifestyle to reach this version, digital health can be a key aspect.

“Trainees get lots of training on how to treat disease, but not as much on how to use nutrition and physical activity to prevent disease,” said Sarah Keyes, a certified lifestyle medicine professional at Baylor College of Medicine. “Through lifestyle medicine training, we are trying to change that and help the medical community treat disease by improving lifestyle-related behaviours.” Addressing those lifestyle behaviours to improve one’s health is what lifestyle medicine specialists focus on. She added, “we follow lifestyle health parameters to gain more information and other aspects of the patient; and this is where digital technology comes into the picture.” Indeed, digital health tools can augment lifestyle medicine specialists’ craft.

Core to the principles of lifestyle medicine is, as the Baylor School of Medicine pointed out, sleep and stress management, physical activity, relationships, and nutrition. Lifestyle medicine specialists can recommend such solutions to their patients, who can more effectively monitor these parameters remotely and consult with their healthcare provider when results seem off. With lifestyle medicine, such early detection and subsequent preventive measures can become commonplace. Lifestyle medicine emphasises nutrition, exercise, sleep restoration, stress release, avoidance of toxic substances, mental health and social connectedness as tools to better health based on scientific evidence. Such an approach helps empower patients with their health data, while allowing healthcare professionals to regularly monitor their parameters for a preventive approach. This will eventually lead to an equal-level partnership between doctors and patients that we promote at The Medical Futurist, and lifestyle medicine can propel this vision.

Telehealth Market Analysis, Size, Share, Rising Trends and New Technologies Research to 2029

AMC Health Launches New Telehealth IVR Monitoring Solutions with eviCore healthcare and Other Customers to Help Assess, Monitor, and Triage COVID-19 Patients At-Home

AMC Health, the leading provider in telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology, today announced that its expanded and longstanding relationship with eviCore healthcare (eviCore) will include new interactive voice response (IVR) solutions designed to help assess, monitor, and triage support for patients who are living with underlying conditions and at the greatest risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and respiratory symptoms. In addition to AMC’s ongoing telehealth services for hospitals, health plans, and veterans, launching and expanding these solutions will proactively ensure that high-risk patients can be monitored at-home.

With the immediate focus on reducing the spread of COVID-19 also comes the need for better care at home, along with contingency planning to manage capacity issues and premature discharges implemented to free-up ICU beds in hospitals.

“AMC Health is working together with eviCore to provide their client partners with IVR capabilities that include IVR surveys for their health plan patient populations with symptom-based questions and educational content. This will help assess patients and reduce the strain on hospitals and health teams to better manage the surge of emergency-room and capacity strains as COVID-19 continues to rapidly escalate,” said Nesim Bildirici, CEO of AMC Health.

AMC Health’s telehealth IVR solutions are deployed quickly and at scale for those living with chronic conditions and underlying conditions. As millions are sheltering at home, AMC and eviCore are providing a menu of COVID-19 solutions to help patients stay connected to their providers and nurses.

“Working together is how we will win this war on COVID-19. AMC’s IVR-only solutions help us to easily and effectively work with their patient population to assess those at-risk of COVID-19 while they are quarantined and chronically ill. And, should the need arise where more comprehensive RPM services are needed with at-home peripherals devices, it’s great to know that AMC is ready to go,” said Corrine McKeever, RN, BSN, Senior Director, Clinical Operations with eviCore healthcare.


About AMC Health

AMC’s passion drives their purpose to give everyone the power to live healthier, more independent, lives in their comfort of their own home. For over 17 years, AMC Health has led healthcare transformation through the use of virtual technologies. The company is the leading provider of real-time virtual care solutions. Its FDA Class II cleared platform, end-to-end services, and clinically proven solutions enable healthcare organizations to securely extend their services beyond the four walls of the hospital and ambulatory clinic settings. Providing cost-effective population health management, the company’s ever-expanding ecosystem delivers scalable virtual care programs for health systems and payers, connecting to more than 150 devices, apps, and integrations via a single connection. AMC Health’s peer-reviewed published studies highlight clinical improvements for conditions like heart failure, diabetes, COPD and hypertension, resulting in reductions in hospital admissions, and solid financial return on investment. For more information, visit amchealth.com.

About eviCore healthcare
eviCore healthcare (eviCore) offers proven, diversified medical benefits management solutions that help clients reduce costs while increasing the safety and quality of care for their members. The company provides these solutions to managed care organizations and risk-bearing provider organizations serving commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid populations. Powered by a team of specialized medical professional resources, extensive evidence-based guidelines, and advanced technologies, eviCore supports clients by ensuring the right evidence-based care is delivered at the right time to the right patient at the right site of care. Flexible medical benefits management solutions are offered in: Cardiology, eviCore onConnectSM (Comprehensive Oncology), Gastroenterology, Lab Management, Medical Oncology, Musculoskeletal, Post-Acute Care, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Sleep, and Specialty Drug Management. eviCore is proud to help 100 million members receive higher quality, lower cost healthcare. For more information, please visit evicore.com.

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Adherium submits US FDA 510(k) application for next generation Hailie® sensor with physiological measures

Melbourne, Australia – 1 June 2021: Adherium Limited (ASX: ADR), a leader in respiratory eHealth, remote monitoring and data management solutions, today announced submission to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a 510(k) clearance to market application for its first next generation Hailie® sensor with physiological measures for monitoring Asthma and COPD medication use.

Adherium’s latest Hailie® sensor, designed for use with AstraZeneca’s Symbicort® aerosol inhaler, is the first in a series of devices specifically designed to enable physicians and providers to enhance patient care and clinical workflow by capturing clinical data and supporting patient management. This addition to the Hailie® range of products will allow access to reimbursement in the US for the remote monitoring of patients. “This is an important step in the extension of our digital respiratory management ecosystem. This latest development signals the start of Adherium’s next generation of sensors that capture physiological measures” said Geoff Feakes, Adherium’s Chief Technology Officer. “Clinicians globally have told us of the importance of building on our core adherence capability to extend the range of clinical data we capture and expand our market coverage of inhaled medications for Asthma and COPD. Physiological measures were consistently identified as a key data set to improve patient management and importantly, access reimbursement to enable the widest possible patient population to benefit from the technology. As part of Adherium’s market expansion we intend to release a further four new sensors with physiological measures over the next 18 months, taking our anticipated Asthma and COPD medication coverage in the US to over 80% by volume and supporting 18 medications.”

Roy A. Pleasants, PharmD, a clinical researcher at the University of North Carolina with extensive experience in pharmacology and aerosol drug delivery studies, shared his thoughts on this digital inhaler technology. “Gaps in medication adherence and proper inhaler technique persist today and continue to have a substantial impact on the lives of patients with chronic lung diseases. Studies in Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) with digital inhalers show better outcomes by documenting adherence, especially if feedback is given to patients. While inhalers that electronically record each dose are valuable based on published research, the addition of inspiratory-capable sensors substantially improves the functionality of these devices by providing information on inhaler technique and measuring inhalational flows that could guide clinical care. Both clinical experience and additional research will provide further insights into the use of inspiratory-capable digital inhalers. I think this is one of the biggest steps forward in inhalational drug therapies in many years.”

Interest in telehealth and remote patient monitoring remains high, driven by a positive reimbursement environment in many regions and from the necessity to protect patients and healthcare systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of healthcare systems, hospitals, commercial insurers and other ecosystem partners in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK have made unsolicited approaches to Adherium looking to evaluate the Hailie® solution as part of their coverage of patients with respiratory disease (Asthma and COPD).

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What Can Quantum Computing Do To Healthcare?

Quantum computing might bring supersonic drug design, in silico clinical trials with virtual humans simulated ‘live’, full-speed whole genome sequencing and analytics, the movement of hospitals to the cloud, the achievement of predictive health, or the security of medical data via quantum uncertainty. However, for a few interested folks, you should actually tell the story of how Google’s 54-qubit computer was able to complete a task in 200 seconds that Google estimated would take over 10,000 years for non-quantum, traditional computers. Still, how does quantum computing differ from regular computing? While we don’t really want to go down the rabbit hole of technicalities as the team is rather far off from quantum physics, as far as we understand it, this is not just a better and faster way of computing – it has a fundamentally different basis.

It isn’t by chance that quantum computers don’t measure their performance in bits, but qubits – while the former represents either ones or zeros, and thus the mathematical description of problems, the latter signifies states, which can simultaneously take up ones and zeros, or anything in-between. As phenomena in nature are not necessarily describable by ones and zeros, quantum computing could open up better ways to simulate nature. And as the previously mentioned light bulb had the potential to completely transform society, quantum computers have a truly revolutionary way to impact many parts of our lives – including medicine, pharma, and healthcare. Quantum computing is developing rapidly, as we can see from recent announcements. Bringing quantum computers into research communities will allow collaboration towards the advancement of the development of quantum computing, novel quantum algorithms and applications by validating the use-cases in real-world settings. Quantum computers are a thing. Running searches on quantum computers could unfold looking through all possible molecules at unimaginable speed for drug target tests conducted in every potential cell model or in silico human tissues and networks in the shortest amount of time possible. We believe that quantum computing could give a significant push to the area: faster sequencing, as well as a more comprehensive and faster analysis of the entire genome, will be possible with it. Plus, predictions will be more reliable as quantum computers could take into account even more information as traditional computers, and they could even build every piece of genomic data into health records.

Quantum computing could take out the guesswork from genomics and genetics for ensuring better health for everyone. Quantum computers will be able to make sense of these huge amounts of data, including bits and pieces of health information. Using quantum computers, fed with huge amounts of health parameters, genetic information, sensory data, and other personal health information, might be able to give a comprehensive prediction about a given person’s future health. Quantum computing would take that to a whole new level and even augment it with special skills. At the very endpoint of this development, quantum computers could create an elevated version of PubMed, where information would reside in the system but not in the traditional written form, but in qubits of data as no one except the computer would ‘read’ the studies anymore. In her TED talk, Shohini Ghose mentioned the use of quantum uncertainty for encryption as one of the most probable applications of quantum computing. Quantum computing has indeed amazing potential – in theory. Plus, another problem with quantum computing is that very few people know what it means and understand its workings completely.

VitalConnect Adds Mobile Cardiac Telemetry to its Arsenal

The launch of the MCT platform puts VitalConnect in a league of its own.

When compared to other wearable providers, VitalConnect is in a ‘different category’ with the addition of its mobile cardiac telemetry offering.

The San Jose, CA-based company revealed the offering late last week saying it now is the only cardiac monitoring solution available with a flexible, programmable platform, covering multiple cardiac monitoring needs.

The VitalConnect system provides healthcare professionals full access to real-time patient information which is also analyzed by certified cardiac monitoring technicians through VitalConnect’s own independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF).

The VitalPatch RTM uses a wireless low-energy Bluetooth connection to transfer clean, high-fidelity ECG signals to the secure VitalCloud during the monitoring period.

“We are now the only company that offers cardiac monitoring, that has a platform solution that encompasses all four modalities on one wearable,” Peter Van Haur, CEO of VitalConnect told MD+DI. “Our patch acts as a holter; it acts as an extended holter; it acts an event recorder; and it acts as a mobile cardiac telemetry system. The other vendors that offer the technology have to provide physicians’ offices or hospitals multiple devices for each of those different categories. We streamline everything into one simple patch and depending on the patient’s need we prescribe it as one of the four categories.”

VitalConnect found itself in a prominent position during the pandemic.

In April of 2020,  VitalConnect earned an EUA from FDA for its VitalPatch to remotely monitor and detect QT interval changes in ECG for patients who are undergoing treatment in a hospital setting for COVID-19 with drugs that can prolong QT intervals.

And in November the company launched its VitalPatch RTM cardiac monitoring solution for patients who require extended Holter monitoring. It monitors for 21 cardiac arrhythmias through AI-based ECG analysis and captures vital signs data. 

“COVID-19 put remote patient monitoring squarely on the map in terms of its importance,” Van Haur said. “It put VitalConnect in the conversation around how to monitor patients remotely from the hospital setting, whether that be COVID or otherwise.”

Welkin Health Launches the First Dedicated Care Management Platform for Healthcare Professionals

Apr 07, 2021 01:25 AM PDT

San Francisco, CA, April 7, 2021 – As virtual care delivery models are projected to increase substantially over the next two decades, Welkin Health, the San Francisco-based digital health platform, today announced the release of its new digital care management platform designed for preventive, chronic and follow-up care. 

Developed for care teams with virtual, in-person and hybrid care models, the Welkin platform securely combines clinical workflows, HIPAA-compliant communications, and the ability to independently design and deploy customized care programs without a developer’s support. The rollout comes at a time when industry experts are projecting that 25 percent of outpatient, preventive, and long-term care will be virtual by 2040. 75 percent estimate budget increases of more than 25 percent to facilitate virtual health in the next decade.

“The pandemic made it clear to all that telehealth is a viable, sustainable model for delivering excellent patient care,” said Michelle Pampin. “But as we plan for a post-pandemic healthcare landscape, providers will need care management technology with the flexibility to drive positive patient outcomes via virtual and in-person care. That’s what we’re delivering today.”

The new platform brings together a feature set that gives providers control with tools to design programs for their team members, deliver a holistic care program, and subsequently analyze program efficacy. These features include:

Patient profilePatient information is organized and displayed according to care program requirements. It can include demographics, clinical summaries, historical clinical data, patient engagement and communication preferences. 
Clinical workflows Scoring assessments, clinical notes, trending data, care plans, lab ordering and results, and electronic prescribing
Therapy typesSupports individual, group or relationship types
Communications centerNative and integrated voice, video, secure email and SMS — plus HIPAA-compliant, in-app chat messaging
Document managementIntegrated e-signing for HIPAA waivers and consent forms that auto-store within the patient profile
Tasks and notifications

Define your program with tasks and notifications to overcome alert fatigue and drive more actionable behavior.

Notifications can be triggered to notify care team members during off-hours via email and SMS.

Automation Create rules and conditions which use trigger events to automate communication, task creation, and scheduling follow ups, to increase efficiencies and reduce workload
Security and compliance
  • Geographical, role, and attribute based security
  • Audit trail and security log
  • Organizational security such as MFA and SSO
Offline modeAllows access to patient information while in the field in low bandwidth environments, and synchronizes updates once back online

“We wanted to put control into our providers’ hands” said Dima Limonov, Vice President of Engineering at Welkin. “Each practice is different and it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to patient care. With Welkin we have put the necessary tools in place for them to make those choices — so they can truly focus on wellness.” 

About Welkin Health

Welkin Health’s Care Management Platform allows care teams to increase long-term healthy outcomes for at-risk populations. Teams can build care programs, manage care coordination, become more patient-centric, lower operational costs, and reduce burnout. For more information visit https://welkinhealth.com/.

About Welkin Health

Welkin Health is a digital health company that helps healthcare organizations increase revenue and reduce operational costs with improved health outcomes through engagement, education, and support programs for people living with chronic disease. Our workflow and communication software allows care teams to prioritize patient outreach and reach members on any device, including SMS, phone call, and email. Welkin helps teams focus on building and maintaining long-term relationships with custom configurations of the Welkin Patient Relationship Management platform. For more information about Welkin, visit https://welkinhealth.com

How to Create a Foundation for Digital Healthcare

As healthcare companies look to digital technologies to satisfy growing demand and solve gaps in overall performance, there are two questions they must answer: what fundamental, foundational steps are necessary to prepare our IT infrastructure for digitization, and what steps are necessary to build a platform for digital healthcare? Before healthcare companies begin a transformational digital journey, they must define success. Healthcare organizations that define S.M.A.R.T. objectives for their business are more successful in achieving their goals. Map out your enterprise architecture and business capability requirements. Digital healthcare requires thinking clearly about your future digital services, products and innovative processes as well as your current IT landscape. Once you’ve determined your required business capabilities, enterprise architecture and corresponding technology alliances and strategic partners, execute strategic investments that move you closer to those objectives.

Once the technical, commercial and operating models are in order, enterprises can build a digitized healthcare platform, following these five steps: For example, you could centralize IT infrastructure and shared applications operations while moving specific applications closer to the respective business departments. The platform and infrastructure necessary to deliver the many promises of digital healthcare must be capable of being scaled across an enterprise and its ecosystem. Healthcare firms must carefully assess, understand and follow the overall IT strategy and the specific needs of their business as they build applications and the standardized infrastructure that will make it possible to fully pursue digitization. With standardized infrastructure and scalable applications, healthcare firms can build new products and services (with additional revenue streams) based on the existing portfolio at a faster pace than the competition; scale proven and valuable services; leverage all data across the enterprise and deploy existing and experienced teams with a clear focus, and ultimately deliver better healthcare outcomes.

How RTLS Security can Protect Healthcare Workers and Reduce Burnout

The presence of real-time location systems also can help hire new talent and improve the workplace for nurses during the nursing shortage, one expert says. We sat down with him to discuss how RTLS can help prevent workplace violence and ensure fast response times from security personnel, why RTLS-designed facilities can help when seeking to hire new talent, and some ways technology can be used to improve the workplace for nurses as the nursing shortage worsens. As hospitals and other healthcare facilities continue recuperating from the fallout of COVID-19 and navigating increased workplace violence, RTLS provides a cost-effective staff duress solution that prevents threats from escalating to dangerous events. Leadership and security directors can consider RTLS duress solutions that offer clinical-grade locating, which provides the most precise locating for a staff member, patient or asset.

As leadership at health systems and facilities look for new ways to hire and retain staff, they must first pause to reconsider current tactics and ensure they're supplying their teams with the support and safety they truly need. By implementing RTLS, facility leadership can provide a robust staff duress solution and other crucial resources that benefit the overall health, safety and efficiency of staff. Beyond staff duress, additional RTLS solutions grant healthcare workers better assistance and provide the support new hires want to see. Healthcare facilities can leverage RTLS to decrease bottlenecks in clinical workflow, enhance the overall coordination of patient care, reduce manual documentation, increase safety for all, and streamline procedures and compliance. Integrations with nurse call systems, EHRs, and dedicated solutions that support clinical workflow automation, asset management, real-time temperature monitoring and more, provide additional workplace benefits for nurses and staff. By implementing RTLS for asset management, nursing can locate critical equipment within minutes – saving precious time, reducing stress and ensuring timely care.

Activ Surgical Granted Third U.S. Patent for ActivSight™ Imaging Module - Activ Surgical

Author: Tom Calef, CTO, Activ Surgical

Today marks yet another milestone in Activ Surgical’s history as we announce that the company was issued its third patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for our ActivSightTM interoperable imaging module. The ActivSight module is designed to interface with existing vision systems to enable surgeons to view in real-time critical physiological structures and functions, like blood flow, that cannot be seen with the naked eye while in the operating room.

Our first U.S. patent for the ActivSight imaging module was issued in March of 2021, with a second patent granted in November 2021. This third patent – U.S. Patent No. 11,206,991 – was issued in December 2021 and protects our proprietary system and methods for processing laser speckle signals, which are currently delivered via the ActivSight module. This patent protects our intellectual property that provides intraoperative visual data and images on blood flow and perfusion not currently available to surgeons through existing technologies. The three patents are mission-critical for Activ Surgical and bring us one step closer to our goal of enhancing patient outcomes and democratizing surgical care around the world. I am incredibly proud of our staff, particularly the inventors of this technology, John Oberlin and Manny DeMaio. As a company, we have many patents pending for our inventions worldwide, which cements our position as a disruptor in the digital surgery space. Stay tuned for more news from Activ Surgical as we march towards commercial availability of the ActivSight module later this year.

New Partner Joins Fusion Marketplace, Bringing Additional Support for Travel Healthcare Professionals

Press Release - Jul 1, 2022 09:00 EDT 

OMAHA, Neb., July 1, 2022 (Newswire.com) - The team at Fusion Marketplace has welcomed a new partner onto the traveler-first driven job platform. This adds more healthcare jobs to the platform, giving more control to healthcare travelers as they navigate their careers.

"The whole team at Fusion Marketplace is enthusiastic about the new partnership with MedUS Healthcare," said Dan Scardina, Fusion Marketplace President. "MedUS shows so much passion for their healthcare professionals, and we are all excited to see even more of that added to Fusion Marketplace." 

Healthcare professionals have gained a significant amount of control over their careers through Fusion Marketplace. New features and the addition of several new agencies have created more options for travelers ready to get in the driver's seat when it comes to their future in the healthcare industry. Now they can be picky about where they go, what agency they work with, what their shift looks like, and other deciding factors when choosing an assignment. 

This platform gives healthcare travelers the ability to compare pay between jobs, rate and review their recruiters, and choose housing options among other features, all while they're able to choose where they want to make their next mark.

To learn more about Fusion Marketplace and to create your traveler profile, go to fusionmarketplace.com. 

About MedUS Healthcare:

MedUS Healthcare, formerly Axis Providers, is a Joint Commission-certified staffing company that specializes in the recruitment, placement, and partnership of travel nurses and other healthcare professionals nationwide. We pride ourselves on tailoring our high-paying travel assignments to the skillset of our caregivers. We are affiliated with the best facilities across the U.S., managed and operated by industry-rich professionals, and driven to deliver the BEST travel experience to the BEST healthcare professionals in the industry.

About Fusion Marketplace:

Fusion Marketplace is a staffing recruitment platform where healthcare travelers are in control. Healthcare travelers now have more career, agency, recruiter, and lifestyle choices in one convenient location. Unknowns known. Learn more at fusionmarketplace.com.

Source: Fusion Marketplace

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