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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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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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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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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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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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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Healthcare workers at Covenant are developing new face shields. The shields are made in the Arnett Room at Covenant Children’s Hospital. Caregivers who have had their units closed due to the halting of elective surgeries have been assigned to the production team. After some trial and error they were able to find a design that…

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A look at the ways in which The Innovation Institute and its community is introducing new technologies for the effort against the virus. Joe Randolph, President and CEO, The Innovation Institute 04.28.20Overnight, our national organization, The Innovation Institute, and our family of companies have shifted and adapted to the new environment with COVID-19. The Innovation…

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St. Joseph Health:Jeremy Westkamper, BioMed director for St. Joseph & Redwood Memorial Hospitals (through Tech Knowledge Associates), is spearheading an effort to produce face shields in Humboldt. Westkamper and John Hudson, an imaging specialist in BioMed, repurposed their 3D printer in the Biomed shop so it could create the plastic headbands that attach to the…

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By Latisha Catchatoorian  An individual can reverse or prevent certain chronic conditions by making lifestyle changes. These conditions are influenced by modifiable risk factors (such as smoking) that can increase your chances of getting a condition (like lung disease). Living healthy lives requires intentional choices about what we eat, how physically active we are, what kind…

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By Dave Francoeur Where is it?Is it being used?Is it broken?Is it clean? Every day, hospital clinical staff waste valuable time asking these questions about portable clinical devices – questions an established clinical equipment maintenance program would render moot, because staff would have what they need when they need it. Without a clinical equipment cleanliness…

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By Graham Ulkins BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Thinking outside the box comes naturally to Dr. Kenny Civello. But, it’s what he’s putting in some boxes that helps patients diagnosed with heart failure. “When you come in the hospital, you’re sick, it’s a diagnosis for you, it’s very overwhelming for you to take in new…

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