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CHI St. Vincent Selects MobileSmith Health for Perioperative Improvement Initiative

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, announced that it is partnering with MobileSmith Health (OTCBB: MOST), a leader in the digital health and mobile development sector who is changing traditional healthcare patient engagement and adherence management, on an initiative to improve practice-to-center surgical patient management while increasing patient adherence to pre- and post-surgical instructions across multiple specialty groups within the health system. CHI St. Vincent’s implementation of MobileSmith’s PeriOp patient adherence management solution is also designed to relieve several levels of staff burden in pre-op patient assessment, information gathering, confirmations and post-op patient management.

“After the many months of canceled and postponed surgical procedures that came with the onset of the pandemic, the wave of voluntary and elective surgical procedures is finally rising again,” said Dr. Jill Flaxman, Medical Director of Perioperative Services, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. “Partnering with MobileSmith Health and implementing PeriOp throughout Central Arkansas gives us a level of confidence in our ability to combat the financial and workflow challenges that come with staff intensive surgical patient preparation and hand-offs, patient compliance, cancellations and readmissions – ultimately allowing our staff to focus on patient care.”

MobileSmith Health is partnering with select health systems and ambulatory surgery centers to support their perioperative improvement goals. As part of this innovation initiative, MobileSmith Health works extensively with the health system partner’s perioperative, clinical, technology, finance and performance services teams to configure PeriOp to the health system’s specific needs. This initiative positions perioperative programs to share their experiences in an evidence-based, data-driven manner to capture the performance improvements that PeriOp generates.

Additionally, the program gathers insights from the nurses and physicians using the platform to manage their surgical patients. As a FHIR-based solution, PeriOp will be seamlessly integrated and accessible through CHI St. Vincent Infirmary’s Cerner EMR. PeriOp is a validation program partner with both Epic and Cerner and is interoperable with any FHIR based EMR.

“As the post COVID-19 surge in surgical encounters increases, so does the need to safely and efficiently manage these patients. Our PeriOp solution aims to reduce the amount of time needed to prepare patients for upcoming surgical procedures, while reducing the amount of “hands on” time needed from the surgical staff,” said Jerry Lepore, CEO, MobileSmith Health. “We’re thrilled to partner with CommonSpirit Health on this initiative and look forward to the unmatched insights and feedback that we’ll receive.”

MobileSmith Health’s recently enhanced PeriOp reduces cancellations and complications across episodes of care with an intuitive and patient-friendly mobile app. The EHR integrated solution allows hospitals, health systems and ASCs to gain visibility and efficiency throughout pre- and post-procedural adherence. The PeriOp mobile app improves post discharge medical adherence through ERAS protocols support, provides education and procedural transparency, while streamlining staff and clinician workflows to reduce complications and preventable readmissions.