Innovation Lab Announces Partnership with Olive to Maximize Automation Capabilities for Health Care

Newport Beach, Calif. – Innovation Lab, Innovation Institute’s nationwide healthcare incubator, announced today a strategic alliance with Olive, the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare, to bring new products to market and drive value for their clients. “We see potential for an unlimited pipeline of co-developed solutions developed on Olive’s robust platform to address…

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CHAUSA Award Recipients for 2020-2021

During the Catholic Health Association of the United States Assembly on June 14 and 15, 2021, the following five awards that recognize remarkable contributions to Catholic health care were presented during a virtual Assembly. Congratulations to the health system members of our Innovation Institute collaborative who were recognized! CHAUSA Award Recipients 2020-2021

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Koazie® on Their Side | A Case Manager’s IT Tool That Helps Ensure Patients Are Placed in the Best Place for Healing After Hospitalization

Melissa Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, CT, ACM serves as the director of Case Management & Social Services for Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. She has an important job that requires her to ensure the care of our most fragile population, the elderly. She carefully places Providence St. Joseph’s patients in the best place for…

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MultiMedical Systems Creates “Right to Repair” Podcast Series

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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Medical Product Outsourcing Magazine | TKA and HTG Form Asset Management Business

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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Informatics Capstone Teams Design Device to Reduce Noise in Hospitals and Prototype for Children with Autism

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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COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Fast-Track Innovation to Forefront

By Joe Randolph, President & CEO, The Innovation Institute Overnight, our national organization, The Innovation Institute and our family of companies have shifted and adapted to the new environment with COVID-19.  The Innovation Institute was launched in January 2013 with the strategic intent of focusing on innovation and growth. Today we are owned by five…

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2020 Values Recognition Awards Recipients

TEAMWORK: Michele Genet Senior Director, Far West Staffing Services (FWSS) Michele Genet was nominated by several of her peers and all have praised her for her perseverance and teamwork during very challenging times, especially the loss of a beloved colleague. She has the diplomacy and expertise to create a perfect balance between the needs of…

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Innovation Lab Participates in UCI BioEngine Reverse Pitch Event

On October 1, 2019, the Innovation Lab participated in the UCI BioEngine reverse pitch event, pitching two CHOC ideas from our portal. Lab participants included Dr. Ryan Kelly, Dr. Afshin Nadershahi, and Suzy Engwall who did a terrific job organizing and pitching the two CHOC ideas. The BioEngine program uses this “fast-pitch” event to pair…

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DOTmed | David Francoeur Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA) Appoints Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales

La Palma, Calif. – Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) industry leader David Francoeur has joined Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA) as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Francoeur’s technology and leadership roles in clinical engineering and health care industries span 30 years. He most recently served as Senior Corporate Director of Brand & Quality of Clinical…

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LinkedIn Hard Cases|How a Mother’s Grief Led to an Invention to Improve Patient Safety

This article is part of LinkedIn’s Hard Cases series, where doctors and medical professionals share the toughest challenges they’ve faced in their careers. You can read more about it here and follow along using hashtag #HardCases. Jean Snyder By Jean Snyder, Owner, Jean F. Snyder CRNA Inc., Co-owner Goodwin and Snyder Anesthesia Associates, PLLC I can still remember it like…

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Highlights from Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit

The Innovation Institute and Innovation Lab partner RedCrow participated in the 2018 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit as collaborators and as musical guests. Larry Stofko from The Innovation Institute and Jerry Harrison and Aishlin Harrison from RedCrow entertained Summit participants at the House of Blues, along with The Side Deal band. Other highlights from the…

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Valley Children’s Hospital Recognizes Innovation Institute Leaders Steve Gilbert and Ed Wong

Valley Children’s Hospital has recognized The Innovation Institute Executive Vice President and COO Steve Gilbert and Executive Vice President and CFO Edward Wong for their support of the Camp Sunshine Dreams Program to allow Valley Children’s Hospital cancer patients to participate in the camp experience. The camp is an enjoyable, stimulating and supportive experience and…

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The Innovation Institute Participates in CHA Assembly 2018

Member Owners Recognized for Achievements, Leadership The Innovation Institute President and CEO Joe Randolph was selected to speak this year at CHA Assembly 2018 about Using Venture Investing to Spur Innovation and Further Our Mission.  Randolph talked about The Innovation Institute’s founding principles, the unique business model, the progress to date and the learnings for…

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Xconomy | Hospitals Back New LRVHealth Fund To Forge Alliances With Startups

By Jeff Engel | The healthcare industry has a reputation for being slow and resistant to adopting new technologies. But more hospitals are starting to collaborate with—and even invest in—high-tech startups. The latest example is a new Boston-based venture capital fund announced Monday. LRVHealth, formerly known as Long River Ventures, said it’s planning to raise…

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Hospital Innovation Wish List

In assessing specific needs for innovation, The Innovation Institute collaborates with its member owner health systems regularly to determine what their most pressing needs are. It is most often found that the biggest need is to cut costs and boost hospital efficiency. Expansion, embracing change, seeking new opportunities, and innovation are a way of life…

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Innovation Institute Participates in CHA Assembly as 2017 Platinum Sponsor

Health System Leader Member Owners Honored On June 11-13, 2017, The Innovation Institute and some of our Enterprise Development Group portfolio companies participated in the Catholic Health Association (CHA) Assembly conference in New Orleans. We served as a Platinum Sponsor and showcased FutureSense, Healthcare Coding & Consulting Services, inHealth, O’Brien Group, Summit Talent Group, Tech Knowledge Associates,…

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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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