By Bill Siwicki — California’s Santa Rosa Community Health, a federally qualified health center, serves more than 40,000 uninsured and underinsured people in the greater Santa Rosa area. THE PROBLEM In 2017, the Tubbs Fire destroyed 6,000 homes and the provider organization’s largest health center, which served half of its patients. The devastation traumatized staff,…

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MultiMedical Systems (MMS) announced today that they have created a video/podcast series MMS called “Right to Repair” which will feature four episodes for the first series. An MMS spokesperson says it can be found on most podcast sites including iTunes, Spotify and YouTube. It is also hosted on their new website resource page here: Right…

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Fresno, CA – – MultiMedical Systems (MMS) announced today that they are celebrating their 25th anniversary. According to an MMS spokesperson, on April 1, 1996, the Founder of MMS ventured out after working field service for over 10 years with companies such as GE Medical Systems on X-ray equipment, Abbott Labs on chemistry analyzers, and…

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Invenio Genetics, a California-based genomic test developer, said this week that it is collaborating with Singapore’s Imagene Labs to develop an improved consumer genomics product. Specifically, Imagene’s ancestry-based polygenic risk scoring bioinformatics system will power Invenio’s GeneFolio Fitness & Nutrition DNA analysis product, increasing accuracy for currently underrepresented health populations. The partners said that a…

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Invenio Genetics, a California-based genomic test developer, said it is collaborating with Singapore’s Imagene Labs to develop an improved consumer genomic product. Specifically, Imagene’s ancestry-based polygenic risk scoring bioinformatics system will power Invenio’s GeneFolio Fitness & Nutrition DNA analysis product, increasing accuracy for currently underrepresented health populations. The partners said that a significant gap in…

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One of the largest gaps in worldwide DNA analysis is the predominantly European source data of most companies’ genetic databases. Imagene Labs’ polygenic risk scoring analysis system uses datasets from the world’s most prominent and diverse ethnic groups to offer improved accuracy and inclusivity in genetic assessment. Invenio Genetics will provide this proprietary technology to…

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La Palma, Calif. – The formation of American Medical Imaging (AMI) from six medical imaging technology sales and service companies across the continental U.S. was announced today by The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk healthcare technology management. The new AMI partnership of experienced imaging technology firms was brought…

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The Innovation Institute, along with Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk healthcare technology management, announces the formation of American Medical Imaging (AMI) from six medical imaging technology sales and service companies across the continental U.S. The new AMI partnership of experienced imaging technology firms was brought together to deliver the entire spectrum…

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The formation of American Medical Imaging (AMI) from six medical imaging technology sales and service companies across the continental U.S. was announced by The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk healthcare technology management (HTM). The new AMI partnership of experienced imaging technology firms was brought together to deliver the…

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La Palma, Calif. – The formation of American Medical Imaging (AMI) from six medical imaging technology sales and service companies across the continental U.S. was announced today by The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk healthcare technology management.  The new AMI partnership of experienced imaging technology firms was brought…

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Leadership from HBNS, an IT service provider, and Santa Rosa Community Health, an essential primary health care provider, announced today that they have released a case study. The case study shows how the two organizations collaborated together to respond quickly to the technology needs of health care staff, whose jobs were already challenging enough during these…

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Our subsidiary Hospitality Business Network Solutions (HBNS), LLC was featured on ABC News today, along with their client Santa Rosa Community Health to share how they collaborated to tackle IT challenges faced by the health care provider to serve its 40,000 patients while dealing with the effects of destructive wildfires and a global pandemic; infrastructure damage, outages and massive…

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Healthcare Technology Group, an industry leader in delivering healthcare technology solutions, has announced a new agreement for medical equipment management and repair services with Intalere, a healthcare GPO. Through this agreement, Intalere members will receive negotiated pricing on HTG’s custom, flexible asset management plans to assist with the management and maintenance of medical devices across…

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By Jerry McPhail, Vice President of Operations, Petra Designing for effective infection control in healthcare facilities has to begin with an understanding of how infections spread, where the high-risk areas are in a facility and the operational and logistical need of the staff, patients and visitors. There are a multitude of operational considerations to include…

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It’s no surprise that the culture for healthcare is one that is averse to taking risk, but we need innovation to transform and improve patient care Joe Randolph, Industry Voice In healthcare, physicians are trained to follow protocols, use evidence-based medicine, standardize processes and eliminate variation.  Any variation in care delivery that results in a…

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The formation of an asset management firm, Healthcare Technology Group (HTG), was announced by The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk health care technology management. Drawing from decades of service and experience, HTG aims to reinvent and simplify the concept of medical equipment management. HTG will be led by…

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Announce Steve Cannon as president and CEO The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA) have formed Healthcare Technology Group (HTG), an asset management firm. Drawing from decades of service and experience, HTG aims to reinvent and simplify the concept of medical equipment management.   HTG will be led by Steve Cannon as president and CEO. Cannon has a long and distinguished…

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La Palma, Calif. – The formation of an asset management firm, Healthcare Technology Group (HTG), was announced today by The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk health care technology management. Drawing from decades of service and experience, HTG aims to reinvent and simplify the concept of medical equipment management. …

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MultiCare Health System announced today a partnership with the Innovation Institute to advance its efforts to creatively address health care issues. This collaboration will provide the clinical teams and staff at MultiCare with new resources to support innovation to improve health care, reduce costs, and enhance and save lives. MultiCare entered into the agreement with the Innovation…

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By Jackie Drees   Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System is partnering with The Innovation Institute to implement a program focused on creating new medical devices and products to improve patient experiences.   MultiCare tapped The Innovation Institute, which serves as a medical device incubator for experts to develop new healthcare ideas and build prototypes, to assist with…

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Orange County, CA & Pierce County, WA – MultiCare Health System announced today a partnership with The Innovation Institute to advance its efforts to creatively address health care issues.  This collaboration will provide the clinical teams and staff at MultiCare with new resources to support innovation to improve health care, reduce costs, and enhance and…

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(San Rafael, CA) – Jim Finkelstein, President, CEO and Founder, FutureSense, LLC; and Dr. Stephanie Mills, President, inHealth Strategies, LLC, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership. “The ability to partner with cutting-edge innovation to assist our clients and our team in navigating this new normal is crucial,” said Finkelstein. “We need to…

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Since 2013, the Innovation Institute has been collaborating with healthcare providers and the general public to bring new ideas to market that help transform care delivery. This year, the Institute tested out a new kind of collaboration, partnering with UCI students working on senior capstone projects. In particular, its Innovation Lab sponsored two student teams…

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By David Francoeur Federal regulators require all hospitals to track their medical equipment. The goal is modest: to ensure hospitals know what equipment they have, primarily to report and address any problems that might arise. Some hospitals think that requirement—largely met by their computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) means they know everything necessary about their equipment and…

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La Palma, Calif. — Population health solutions provider inHealth Strategies, an Innovation Institute company, has developed a new COVID-19 symptom monitoring module within their mobile app and web portal. The tool has three primary components, all with embedded algorithms based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines: The Healthy for Work Questionnaire is…

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