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July 16, 2019

Market Research

  • American Academy of Nursing supports Congressional efforts to address maternal mortality
  • From the Publisher

  • The Supply Chain Summit - A Deep Dive into Supply Chain Stakeholders for National Account Executives
  • Distributor News

  • Cardinal Health names Stephen Mason as leader of Medical segment
  • Manufacturer News

  • DuPont opens new probiotics fermentation unit
  • Abbott receives FDA approval of MitraClip G4
  • Government News

  • CMS to release updates on hospital star ratings later this summer
  • Hospital and IDN News

  • Mayo Clinic adds Egyptian hospital to care network
  • Erlanger Health VP resigns over patient safety concerns
  • Market Research
    American Academy of Nursing supports Congressional efforts to address maternal mortality
    American Academy of Nursing President-Elect Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, recently spoke at the House of Representatives Black Maternal Health Caucus’s Stakeholder Summit on black maternal care along with other national policy and advocacy organizations. The Academy pledged its continued commitment to addressing the causes, consequences, and solutions to combat two prominent issues related to maternal and infant health (MIH): increased rates of maternal mortality and morbidity as well as preterm births (PTBs) within the U.S. – especially among African-American mothers. The U.S. lags behind other developed countries on these important maternal and infant health issues. Maternal mortality rates have doubled since the 1990s and, despite a steady decline from 2007 – 2014, PTBs peaked at 9.93% in 2017, the organization said. Racial disparities within MIH are significant as African American women are 3.2 times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than Caucasian women and research shows that impoverished, marginalized, and under-represented women are most vulnerable to PTBs. Learn more here.
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    From the Publisher
    The Supply Chain Summit - A Deep Dive into Supply Chain Stakeholders for National Account Executives

    Are you trying to learn more about your GPO and distribution partners? Join us in Atlanta on August 20-21 for the Supply Chain Summit, hosted by The Journal of Healthcare Contracting and Repertoire Magazine. Some of the best National Account Executives in the business will lead a deep dive into:
         --  Premier Inc
         --  Vizient Inc
         --  HealthTrust
    To understand how best to work with your distribution partners and get the most out of your partnership, attendees will also hear directly from:
         --  Medline         --  Owens & Minor
         --  Cardinal        --  Henry Schein

    Learn more and Register here

    View the agenda here

    Pricing:
    Day 1 – GPO Session: $389
    Day 2 – Distribution’s Take on Health Systems & GPOs: $389
    Both Days – GPO / Distribution: $689

    Questions? Contact Anna McCormick at amccormick@sharemovingmedia.com.

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    Distributor News
    Cardinal Health names Stephen Mason as leader of Medical segment
    Cardinal Health (Dublin, OH) announced that Stephen Mason, president of the Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions business, was promoted to CEO of Cardinal Health's Medical segment. Mason will succeed Jon Giacomin, who will be departing the company in mid-August to assume a CEO position at a privately-held company. Since 2016, Mason has overseen Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions, a component of the Medical segment that has delivered strong and consistent growth. Prior to that, he led Cardinal Health's Kinray pharmaceutical distribution business. Mason also has deep experience leading sales, sales operations, and sourcing teams within the company's Pharmaceutical Distribution business, including the Consumer Health, Sales Administration, Retail Independent Sales, and Retail National Accounts teams.
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    Manufacturer News
    DuPont opens new probiotics fermentation unit
    DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has opened a new state-of-the-art probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, New York, facility. Construction of the unit was completed in March as part of an overall $100 million investment to expand probiotics capacity. The facility is now producing high-quality probiotics for the dietary supplement and food and beverage industries.
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    Abbott receives FDA approval of MitraClip G4
    Abbott (Abbott Park, IL) received FDA approval for the most advanced MitraClip heart valve repair device to treat mitral regurgitation. The fourth-generation MitraClip device, MitraClip G4, features an expanded range of clip sizes, an alternative leaflet grasping feature and facilitation of procedure assessment in real time to offer doctors further options when treating mitral valve disease. MitraClip now is available in a total of four clip sizes – including clips with wider grasping area. MitraClip G4 also offers independently controlled grippers that allow physicians to grasp one or both leaflets during the procedure, known as Controlled Gripper Actuation. The latest generation of MitraClip also offers the benefit of an upgraded catheter to allow integrated real-time continuous left atrial pressure monitoring during implant.
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    Government News
    CMS to release updates on hospital star ratings later this summer
    CMS anticipates releasing the feedback it received on potential methodology changes to the overall hospital quality star ratings later this summer, the agency told AHA Today. CMS will convene a technical expert panel that will review and recommend next steps based on the feedback. The agency did not include refreshed star ratings in the Hospital Compare data preview reports for July, making it the third consecutive year the star ratings have been delayed. The release of star ratings was postponed last year to give the agency more time to review changes to some of the measures it uses to calculate the ratings.
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    Hospital and IDN News
    Mayo Clinic adds Egyptian hospital to care network
    Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) has added Saudi German Hospital Cairo in Egypt to the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of independent health systems that have access to Mayo Clinic's knowledge and medical expertise. Saudi German Hospital Cairo is a 300-bed tertiary care hospital. As a network member, the hospital will have access to Mayo Clinic's tool that provides clinical information on hundreds of medical conditions, second opinions on specific patient cases from Mayo Clinic specialists and healthcare consulting, among other resources. There are more than 40 May Clinic network members in the U.S., Asia, Mexico, and the Middle East.
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    Erlanger Health VP resigns over patient safety concerns
    Erlanger Health System (Chattanooga, TN) VP of Patient Safety and Quality Pam Gordon resigned July 1 amid serious patient safety and care quality concerns at the system. Gordon worked at Erlanger for two and a half years. The departure comes just three months after the system's medical executive committee sent a letter to Erlanger's board of trustees, citing concerns of operational and patient safety issues. The medical staff issued a no-confidence vote directed at Erlanger President and CEO Kevin Spiegel, COO Robert Brooks, and VP of Operations Tanner Goodrich.
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