Avail Medsystems announced recently that it received a national group purchasing agreement for telehealth with Premier, Inc.
Made effective Jan. 1, 2023, the agreement allows Premier members to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for the placement of Avail’s telepresence technology in operating rooms. They can also use Avail to live stream procedures to providers. This can take place throughout a facility or across health systems for medical education, training and clinical collaboration.
Santa Clara, California–based Avail designed its telepresence to enable physicians and the industry to be virtually present in operating or procedure rooms. Clinical teams can invite remote healthcare providers and medical device experts to this virtual experience. They can learn, share knowledge, collaborate or provide product expertise, both audibly and visually.
Avail’s mobile console features built-for-the-OR audio and video, enabling remote OR access. It also serves as a platform for digital tools, including procedural imaging and software applications like AI and machine learning. Remote physicians and industry representatives can join procedures from their laptop or tablet. They can control high-resolution video and view procedural imaging and software.
Premier, a healthcare improvement company, unites approximately 4,400 U.S. hospitals and 250,000 other providers, Avail said. It offers integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions and consulting to enable better care at lower costs.
“We are very excited to be working with Premier,” said Avail CEO Daniel Hawkins. “Following thorough research into the capabilities of the platform, Premier has determined that Avail can deliver significant value to its members by ensuring the right clinical expertise is in the room when it’s needed and that by deploying our technology, their members can be better prepared to harness the power of innovation as digitization of the operating room continues.”