FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE
Kaleida Health and Infor | June 15, 2022
Leading cloud company, Infor, announced that Western New York’s largest healthcare provider, Kaleida Health, has selected the company to help consolidate its locations under one enterprise. Infor’s cloud offerings will help Kaleida to leverage the healthcare expertise of the firm and eliminate workflow silos, streamline processes, and boost knowledge-sharing across the organization.
"Our organization has grown significantly over the years, which brought with it multiple technology platforms, and we knew it would soon become costly and unreliable to maintain these platforms as supply chains become increasingly more complex and workforce needs become more sophisticated. We decided to partner with Infor to upgrade processes to the cloud to increase agility, improve the ability to quickly scale if necessary, increase efficiency, provide more tools for employees and providers, and ultimately support our patients better."
Tom Hull, CIO of Kaleida Health
The integrated solution will equip Kaleida Health with in-depth visibility into its supply chain. This will allow users to view inventory levels in real-time and optimize resources to engage clinicians and improve inventory systems.
"Infor's modern cloud-based solutions help leading healthcare organizations, such as Kaleida Health, manage vital resources, including people, supplies, and financials, to better align the clinical side to the business side. In such a complex industry, where the numbers of mergers and acquisitions continue to increase, it's important that technology be leveraged to modernize and link operational systems to confidently empower business decisions from one source of truth."
Matt Breslin, Executive Vice President, Infor
CERTIFY Health | June 03, 2022
On June 2nd, digital intake solutions provider CERTIFY Health announced that community-based health provider, VHC Health is slated to implement CERTIFY’s positive patient identification (PPID) that uses facial biometrics, across all locations. This will make VHC, the first ever healthcare provider to use this cutting-edge patient experience technology. CERTIFY’s PPID features will be embedded into VHC Health’s existing electronic record systems to deliver a consumer-friendly experience to patients and staff.
“VHC is proud to be the first health care system in the DMV area to partner with CERTIFY Health to enhance the patient experience. This is one of several recent investments that VHC has made in innovative technologies as we strive to provide the safest, most secure options for our patients and community.”
Michael Mistretta, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at VHC Health
Patient fraud rates have soared in the past few years. PPID’s purpose is to make identity verification for the patient throughout their care journey. This will deliver healthcare providers a secure system to authenticate all procedures.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for us to have a strategic partner who is committed to innovation around the patient experience the way VHC is and so willing to adopt some of the most cutting-edge technology in healthcare right now. Our innovative PPID technology will safeguard VHC patient information and increase speed and efficiency during the check-in process.”
Marc Potash, CEO of CERTIFY Health
Smith & Nephew | July 11, 2022
Smith+Nephew the global medical technology company, announces a partnership with Rods&Cones to provide smart surgery glasses and digital remote assistance to customers. By providing customers with smart surgery glasses, Smith+Nephew representatives can 'see' through the eyes of the surgeon, instrumentalist nurse, or any healthcare professional using them, enabling continuous remote support before, during, and after surgical interventions.
Initially used in the UK to support the NHS and other customers, this solution allows Smith+Nephew to increase its ability to offer technical support for safe and effective use of its products at the right time from anywhere in the world. The increased complexity of surgery, advancement of technologies, and need for productivity and efficiency is enabled by ensuring a specialist is available remotely to give best possible expertise exactly when they need it, in the least disruptive way.
"I am delighted that we have agreed to partner with one of the most innovative companies in the area of remote surgical support," said Simon Tarry, Managing Director of Smith+Nephew's UKI/Nordics region. "This new partnership will enable our team to deliver the highest possible expertise exactly when our customers and patients need it. At the same time, I believe enhancing our ability to support our customers remotely serves patient safety and sustainability to great effect."
The multi-year agreement with Rods&Cones allows Smith+Nephew to scale its remote support capability for customers, enabling connectivity with specialist surgeons during minimally invasive surgery. The MIS Kit connects seamlessly to a secure Rods&Cones Remote Expert interface, which allows the user to follow and attend a surgery just as if standing in the OR, but with the exact view of the surgeon or other healthcare professional.
"We are thrilled to work with such a great company as Smith+Nephew. The achievements they have made in the MedTech industry, especially within the sphere of repair, regeneration and replacement of soft and hard tissue has been awe-inspiring. This partnership between Smith+Nephew and Rods&Cones will be a great step forward and together we will change healthcare for the better."
Bruno Dheedene, CEO and Founding Partner of Rods&Cones
Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business focused on the repair, regeneration and replacement of soft and hard tissue. We exist to restore people's bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose 'Life Unlimited'. Our 18,000 employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients' lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & ENT and Advanced Wound Management.
Founded in Hull, UK, in 1856, we now operate in more than 100 countries, and generated annual sales of $5.2 billion in 2021. Smith+Nephew is a constituent of the FTSE100. The terms 'Group' and 'Smith+Nephew' are used to refer to Smith & Nephew plc and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless the context requires otherwise.
Rods&Cones' purpose is to be a catalyst of change in healthcare to improve people's lives. The company provides a remote assistance service used to connect medical experts worldwide. With their state-of-the-art technological devices and a digital remote assistance platform, users can connect safely with surgeons, product specialists, or other medical professionals anywhere in the world, in real-time.
Rods&Cones was founded in 2017 by two brothers, Bruno and Jan Dheedene. Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the company has now become a leading international supplier of remote surgical assistance services.