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Healthcare Reform and Operating Room Efficiency


Yakima, Wash. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014

One of the goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to cut costs and improve efficiency of hospital care. The new ACA guidelines could mean financial penalties for hospitals with excessive patient readmissions, forcing the healthcare system to ensure that efficient operating rooms and value-based care are both top priorities.

With potential financial ramifications looming over administrators’ heads and cost-per-minute in the operating room often exceeding $ 20 depending on the complexity of the procedure, hospitals should not only aim to increase value and quality of care, but also try to reduce runaway spending.

“While cutting supply costs in the operating room is imperative to help save hospitals resources during this time of healthcare reform uncertainty, another, perhaps more crucial, efficiency factor for operating rooms is time,” said Brock Remy, director of operations at SurgiMark. “SurgiMark’s multifunction, disposable Via-Guard suction sets address both of these operating room efficiency issues, resulting in saved time for surgeons and lower hospital supply costs for administrators.”

Obamacare has expanded hospitals’ base of insured patients, making it more important now than ever for hospital administrators to increase their operating room efficiency. If hospitals employ the use of SurgiMark’s adjustable Via-Guard Yankauer suction sets, their inventory costs will decline, and the excessive time previously spent switching between varying degrees of suction will decrease dramatically, allowing for more efficient procedures.

The facilities that can quickly adapt to ACA changes by increasing value-based care while decreasing overhead spending will have a competitive advantage moving forward, and will prosper under these new guidelines.

About SurgiMark, Inc.

SurgiMark offers versatile and cost-effective surgical suction tools and suction tips. Our patented Via-Guard® suction tips provide high-quality, clog-free and dual-action Poole and tip suction in one Yankauer suction device. Our Yankauer suction tips save hospitals time and money, and provide surgical infection control. SurgiMark’s products are made in the U.S.A., and distributed nationwide.

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Apple and Google have reached a settlement for the extended patent lawsuits between Apple and Motorola Mobility, as first reported by Reuters. According to a statement from the two companies, the agreement doesn’t include a cross-license, but the firms will “work together in some areas of patent reform.” The legal battle between Apple and Motorola dates back to 2010, prior to Google’s acquisition of Motorola, which began in 2011. In January, Google announced plans to sell Motorola to Lenovo, though it will keep the “vast majority” of the handset maker’s patents. After kicking up a storm against the Android platform’s biggest manufacturers, Apple…

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Vertafore to Drive Insurance Industry Reform at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Americas Annual Legislative Event

Bothell, WA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Vertafore (http://www.vertafore.com), the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, today announced its participation at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s (IIABA) annual Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference, taking place in Washington D.C. on April 9-11, 2014.

Vertafore CEO, Alex Lintner, will be a featured guest at the CEO dinner taking place on Apr. 10, where he will discuss key insurance legislative topics including Obamacare and the newly enacted National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Providing best-of-breed software solutions for MGA’s, carriers and agencies, Vertafore is leading the charge for policy reform as the only technology sponsor of the event.

Big “I” Legislative Conference

What: Insurance industry’s premier legislative event

Who: Vertafore executives, including newly appointed CEO, Alex Lintner

Where: Washington D.C

When: April 9-11, 2014

Details: This one-of-a-kind conference is designed to bring agents and members of Congress together to discuss important industry and governmental issues. A national alliance of more than a quarter of a million business owners, the IIABA is a leading figurehead in the insurance industry, controlling a majority of the property and casualty market and writing 57% of all premiums and generating more than $ 500 billion annually.

Vertafore is dedicated to providing technology solutions for agents and carriers to keep pace with the onslaught of regulatory changes. In fact, the company recently announced a strategic partnership with StoneRiver National Flood Services (NFS) that provides an easier way for independent agents to appraise and cross-sell flood insurance to clients when quoting and selling homeowner insurance. The partnership integrates NFS’ flood quoting platforms with Vertafore’s PL Rating to provide a flood insurance quote solution that is easy to understand and use. For more information, visit: http://www.vertafore.com/About-Us/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/Vertafore-and-StoneRiver-National-Flood-Services-Make-Selling-Flood-Insurance-Easier

About Vertafore

Vertafore delivers cloud-based insurance software and services that transform the business of insurance. With the largest customer-base in the industry, more than 20,000 agencies and carriers leverage Vertafore’s insurance solutions that are built on today’s most advanced cloud, mobile, and information technology platforms. Only Vertafore offers the most complete portfolio of solutions for agencies and carriers to drive efficiencies and increase profitability – including agency management, rating and connectivity, content management and workflow, information solutions and producer lifecycle management. For more information about Vertafore, visit http://www.vertafore.com, and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Vertafore, the Vertafore logo and design and other trademarks mentioned belong to Vertafore, Inc. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. ©2014 Vertafore, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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Contact:

Bailey Fox

Barokas PR for Vertafore

206-264-8220

Vertafore(at)barokas(dot)com







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Health Reform Workshop: How to Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Health Reform Workshop: How to Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Event on 2013-12-02 18:00:00

Join us to learn more about the new Health Insurance Marketplace and how to enroll in the new, more affordable coverage options.

This workshop will take a look at the different health insurance options available in Virginia, teach you how to calculate your eligibility for a premium subsidy, and show where and how to apply for coverage. Whether you’re uninsured, just want to explore your choices, or pass on information to your friends or family members, this session is for you and is free to attend.

Note: Medicare is not part of the Health Insurance Marketplace, so you don’t need to do anything. Health reform and the Marketplace will not affect your Medicare choices, and your benefits will not be changing.

at Waynesboro Public Library
60 South Wayne Ave
Waynesboro, United States