HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

VHC Uses CERTIFY Health’s Facial Recognition Technology, Becomes First to Do So

CERTIFY Health | June 03, 2022

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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
 

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With huge investments in their 3-tier systems and other aging infrastructure, healthcare organizations are now seeking better ways to innovate and eliminate legacy complexity. This paper explains several ways healthcare organizations can transform their static and complex IT environments into more dynamic and easily managed datacenters, bringing a cloud-like experience to IT.

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With huge investments in their 3-tier systems and other aging infrastructure, healthcare organizations are now seeking better ways to innovate and eliminate legacy complexity. This paper explains several ways healthcare organizations can transform their static and complex IT environments into more dynamic and easily managed datacenters, bringing a cloud-like experience to IT.

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Biobeat joins Innovators' Network at American Heart Association Center for Health Technology & Innovation

Biobeat | September 07, 2022

Biobeat, a company focused on remote patient monitoring platforms with artificial intelligence analysis capability, has joined the American Heart Association Center for Health Technology & Innovation's (the Center) Innovators' Network. The Center is focused on building and fostering health technology relationships to develop innovative and scalable solutions. The Innovators' Network is a consortium that connects entrepreneurs, providers, researchers and payers. Innovators' Network members also have access to the Association's digital guidelines, recommendations, and best-in-class science as they develop digital healthcare technologies. Members collaborate with the Center in different ways, including the building of models for clinical outcome studies, lowering the significant cost of developing those studies independently, helping connect the science to technology, and providing evidence that a digital platform improves healthcare outcomes – a key concern for providers and payers. "The Center aims to advance the rapid, efficient, and effective development of healthcare technology," said Robert A. Harrington, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association (2019-2020), volunteer chair of the American Heart Association's Health Tech Advisory Group for the Center and Arthur L. Bloomfield professor and chair department of medicine, Stanford University. "Joining the Innovators' Network gives members the opportunity to leverage the consortium and work toward broadening and deepening their engagement in this arena." "Biobeat is excited to join the Innovators' Network. It will provide unique access to the Association's research and others innovating in this space, helping us to achieve our goals of improving cardiovascular health and helping health care providers." Arik Eisenkraft, MD, VP Clinical and Regulation at Biobeat About Biobeat Biobeat joins the Innovators' Network bringing with them the Biobeat solution, the first cuffless blood pressure measurement tool to receive FDA clearance. Biobeat leverages health-related artificial intelligence and med-tech capabilities to collect and analyze patient data with a suite of optical-based sensor monitors and machine learning data platforms focused on actionable insights. Wireless sensors worn on the wrist or chest allow remote patient monitoring for blood pressure and multiple physiological parameters. Patient health data is viewed by participating medical staff via Biobeat's secure HIPAA and GDPR compliant cloud-based patient management platform. The platform includes an automated real-time early warning score system that incorporates advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to provide alerts on patient health status. These capabilities are centered on supporting medical teams in providing tailored patient care such as adjustment of therapeutics and early prevention of specific disease exacerbations. The company anticipates that compliance with easy-to-wear cuffless health sensor solutions will help healthcare professionals engage in timely, proactive care for hypertension patients.

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Conformis Announces New Agreement with Vizient for Personalized Orthopedic Implants

Conformis, Inc. | August 02, 2022

Conformis, Inc. a leading medical device company that features personalized knee and hip replacement products, announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Vizient, Inc., the nation's largest member-driven health care performance improvement company. “We are excited to offer personalized orthopedic implants to Vizient’s large membership of healthcare facilities through this contract. As more orthopedic patients and surgeons seek personalized solutions, increased awareness and ease of access to our product portfolio is more important than ever. The Vizient agreement connects us to a significant number of providers, many of which have limited access and awareness of our products and our new Platinum Services Program,” Mark Augusti, Chief Executive Officer and President of Conformis The agreement gives increased access to the entire Conformis knee and hip portfolio to Vizient’s membership base, which is comprised of academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers, and includes Identity Imprint™, a personalized knee replacement system; Image-to-Implant® Platinum Services Program, a patient-elected deluxe upgrade option to obtain a fully personalized knee replacement implant; and, Cordera™ Match Hip System, a personalized primary hip replacement solution. Conformis implants improve efficiency and reduce overall costs for medical facilities. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle found that fully personalized total knee arthroplasty is cost-effective in comparison to a standard, off-the-shelf implant. Ongoing research suggests that fully personalized implants further reduce total costs to the healthcare system because patients recover more quickly and are less likely to require follow-up corrective surgeries. About Conformis, Inc. Founded in 2004, Conformis is a medical technology company focused on advancing orthopedic patient care and creating a world without joint pain. Its product portfolio is designed to maximize surgeon and patient choice by offering fully personalized solutions through its Image-to-Implant® Platinum Services℠ Program as well as data-informed, standardized solutions that combine many benefits of personalization with the convenience and flexibility of an off-the-shelf system. Conformis’ sterile, just-in-time, Surgery-in-a-Box™ delivery system is available with all of its implants and personalized, single-use instruments. Conformis owns or exclusively in-licenses issued patents and pending patent applications that cover personalized implants and patient-specific instrumentation for all major joints.

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Perimeter Medical Imaging AI Announces Commercial Placement of Perimeter S-Series OCT within National Healthcare Provider System

Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc. | September 30, 2022

Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc. announced the commercial placement of its flagship Perimeter S-Series OCT system at a hospital that is part of a major national healthcare system and one of the largest healthcare networks in North Texas. Perimeter is a medical technology company driven to transform cancer surgery with ultra-high-resolution, real-time, advanced imaging tools to address high unmet medical needs. “This commercial placement of our Perimeter S-Series OCT system at a hospital in a major healthcare network marks a significant milestone for us as we gain traction validating our commercial model. Perimeter S-Series OCT aims to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs, and we are excited that leading surgeons and hospitals are seeing the potential of our ground-breaking technology.” Jeremy Sobotta, Perimeter’s Chief Executive Officer About Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc. Based in Toronto, Canada and Dallas, Texas, Perimeter Medical Imaging AI (TSX-V:PINK) (OTC:PYNKF) (FSE:4PC) is a medical technology company driven to transform cancer surgery with ultra-high-resolution, real-time, advanced imaging tools to address areas of high unmet medical need. Available across the U.S., our FDA-cleared Perimeter S-Series OCT system provides real-time, cross-sectional visualization of excised tissues at the cellular level, with 10x greater image resolution than X-ray and ultrasound, and 100x greater than MRI. The breakthrough-device-designated investigational Perimeter B-Series OCT with ImgAssist AI represents our next-generation artificial intelligence technology that is currently being evaluated in a pivotal clinical trial, with support from a grant of up to US$7.4 million awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The company’s ticker symbol “PINK” is a reference to the pink ribbons displayed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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