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Giving Back In Our Communities

            On March 17, The Innovation Institute hosted an Innovation Day for 60 students at St. Joseph’s Academy, a high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in association with The Innovation Institute’s member owner Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. On April 5, The Innovation Institute hosted another Innovation Day…

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Deloitte Director for Center for Health Solutions Shares Advice for Inventors

The Innovation Institute works with several industry partners who specialize in health care innovation, including Deloitte. Harry Greenspun, MD, director, Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP, and author of Reingineering Healthcare: A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery, shares his advice for inventors. “Begin by addressing a process that doesn’t work well,” said…

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Creating a Better, Faster Ankle Rehabilitation Device

Late in 2012, Scott Rogoff, a Doctor of Physical Therapy at St. Joseph Health’s St. Jude Medical Center, formulated a medical device that he felt could more effectively and conveniently help patients rehabilitate ankle injuries. He says he conceived of the idea after observing many of his patients struggle with performing specific strengthening techniques, resulting…

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Earth Day Prayer – Climate Blessing

We Hold the Earth We hold brothers and sisters who suffer from storms and droughts intensified by climate change. We hold all species that suffer. We hold world leaders delegated to make decisions for life. We pray that the web of life may be mended through courageous actions to limit carbon emissions. We pray for…

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The Innovation Institute Participates in Biola’s Startup Competition

The Innovation Institute’s Executive Vice President Larry Stofko, who manages the Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, Calif., where health care ideas are incubated and developed, participated in Biola’s Startup Competition as a speaker and panelist on April 8, 2016. The Biola Startup Competition, a faith-based entrepreneurial initiative, was launched by the Crowell School of Business to accelerate…

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Employee Service Awards

On February 10, 2016, The Innovation Institute recognized employees for their years of service at the Third Annual Values Recognition & Service Awards Celebration, held at the Innovation Lab in Newport Beach. Below is the list of recipients. All have previous years from St. Joseph Health that they were able to transfer over to The…

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Third Annual Values Recognition Program Award Recipients

The Innovation Institute’s annual Values Recognition Awards Program was created to help recognize and celebrate our core values and the people in our family of companies who exemplify them. Recognition of our fellow employees in the great work they do every day is a critical part of our culture. The three values we embrace are…

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Turning Problems Into Products

Here at The Innovation Institute, most of the ideas that our Innovation Lab has received have originated from a problem that someone wanted to solve, mostly within their own line of work. It often starts with the innovator thinking, “There must be a better way.” For example, Hoag Hospital Emergency Department physician, Eric Alcouloumre, MD, noticed…

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Innovation Lab Commercialization & Technology Director Ryan Kelly Shares Obstacles of Transformative Medtech

Ryan Kelly, Director, Commercialization & Technology Transfer, has written this article for Design News about the path to medtech launch.  Medical device innovation has steadily progressed as our understanding of disease states has deepened. However, device development still faces significant challenges. From concept to commercialization, advancing medical devices through to commercialization is risky business. The…

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Our Surfboard Mascots

The Innovation Institute’s branding depicts the crashing waves of Southern California beaches with colors that represent the ocean. The waves also symbolize waves of innovation as well as faith, foresight, and flexibility. Surfboards help navigate waves, similar to how our Innovation Lab carefully navigates ideas submitted by our member owner physicians, nurses, and employees. Visitors…

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The Innovation Institute Visits With New Member Owner Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

(from left) Joe Randolph, President and CEO, The Innovation Institute poses for a photo with Mr. John Finan, President and CEO, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health (FMOL) System at their offices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The surfboard symbolizes the partnership between the two organizations that is focused on creating a sea change in healthcare innovation. Earlier…

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Leaders in Innovation Share Exponential Impacts of Collaboration

Last month, The Innovation Institute facilitated a panel discussion on collaboration for health care innovation at the Cavendish Global Impact Forum, hosted by Cleveland Clinic in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit. The discussion focused on how collaboration can dramatically accelerate and scale the exponential impact of innovation. Panel members included: Barry Didato, Chief…

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The Varied Paths to Healthcare Technology Success

Larry Stofko has a new blog at CIO.com called Healthtech Corner. His first column delves into the variety of innovation models. He says, “Many hospital systems and health networks are investing in innovation to get access to new and better technologies that enhance and improve health care delivery. The innovation models they choose come in…

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Healthcare Innovation Arbitrage Meets Real Estate

By Barry Didato An interesting opportunity is emerging in the midst of the equities market chaos in China, the US, and elsewhere. As the healthcare industry evolves, spurred by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its emphasis on making healthcare more accessible, efficient, and patient-centric, so do the opportunities in healthcare real estate -especially for…

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Business Solutions | Innovation Lab Names Dell Services As Founding Partner For Incubator

By Megan Williams, contributing writer  The Innovation Institute recently announced that Dell Services has agreed to act as the founding healthcare IT partner for their Newport Beach, CA, Innovation Lab. The lab, which falls under the world-class corporate healthcare incubator, launches new products and services focused on improving the health of people and communities around…

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Dell Services Named Founding Health Care IT Partner for The Innovation Institute

New pilot programs to focus on the use of cloud-enabled analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and patient engagement PLANO, Texas & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–The Innovation Institute announced that Dell Services has agreed to become the founding health care information technology partner of The Institute’s Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, Calif. The Innovation Institute, world-class corporate…

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Forbes Features The Innovation Institute and Highlights Unique Business Model

Larry Myler, a contributing writer for Forbes magazine paid us a visit at our Innovation Lab in Newport Beach recently and wrote a nice feature about The Innovation Institute and its unique business model. Take a look… The Innovation Institute: A Unique Business Model For Healthcare Innovation Innovation in general has been an attractive field…

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Physician, Inventor, Innovator, Collaborator and Business Partner

Connie Bartlett, DO, is a pediatrician at St. Joseph Hospital and president of Heritage Medical Group, both in Orange, California. She has taken the time to observe what could be improved upon and she has taken action by submitting an invention idea to The Innovation Institute’s Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, California. She says that…

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How Smart Entrepreneurs Make Innovation Look Easy

Martin Zwilling, founder and CEO of Startup Professionals shares some insights on why some entreprenuers make innovation look easy. He shares Rowan Gibson’s four initiatives to breakthrough thinking and Thomas Edison’s eight-step process…. Why do a few entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, seem to come up with all the real innovations, while the majority…

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Humor, The Best Medicine For Innovation

Research shows that humor and laughter can produce many great benefits, including: Increased creativity and innovation; Improved problem-solving ability; Increased productivity; Healthy physical changes (boost energy and immune system, diminish pain and stress). Michael Kerr, a leading authority on fostering innovative workplace cultures, says that humor helps people play with ideas, lower their internal critic,…

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The Importance of Inspiring Daily Innovation Within Hospitals

by Joe Randolph As president and CEO for The Innovation Institute, an incubator for healthcare ideas for hospital systems, I have the opportunity to meet regularly with hospital leaders. Many are dealing with significant challenges as they strive to manage rising costs while improving care. I empathize with their situation and suggest innovation as a…

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