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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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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Innovation became more of an organizational imperative than ever before in 2019, with many hospitals and health systems creating innovation centers, programs and investment funds throughout the year. Here are 18 organizations that launched new innovation programs and projects in the second half of the year, when Becker’s began documenting these efforts on a dedicated…

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– Valley Children’s launches healthcare innovation lab named George’s Idea Lab to accelerate new digital health solutions that will transform pediatric healthcare. – Innovation program builds off Valley Children’s recent partnership with The Innovation Institute and will operate as part of The Innovation Lab. Valley Children’s Healthcare, one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in…

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Madera, Calif.-based Valley Children’s Healthcare announced Oct. 16 a new partnership between its innovation program and The Innovation Institute. Valley Children’s innovation program, known as George’s Idea Lab, will operate as part of The Innovation Institute’s Innovation Lab. The Innovation Institute is a national medical product incubator and healthcare services provider. Its Innovation Lab staff…

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Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera on Wednesday announced a new partnership it hopes will help transform pediatric care. Valley Children’s entered into an agreement with The Innovation Institute, a for-profit healthcare company, for this endeavor, according to a newsrelease. The institute has a an Innovation Lab, which houses scientists, doctors, and commercialization experts who are…

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NorthBay Medical Center’s three-story North Wing, located in Fairfield, California, has been completed. The 77,000-square-foot wing includes 22 patient rooms, eight high-tech surgical suites, a 16-bed post-anesthesia care unit, diagnostic imaging, a new kitchen and café and a new central sterile department. The $200-million project was integral to a five-year modernization project. The project team…

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JLL closed the sale of 2767 East Imperial Highway, an 89,650-square-foot, single-tenant, net-lease medical office property in Brea, CA. The buyer was LaSalle Investment Management, through its medical office fund. The seller was a joint venture between Healthcare Property Advisors and The Innovation Institute. The MOB is fully leased to St. Jude Hospital for 14…

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BREA, CALIF. — LaSalle Investment Management, through its medical office fund, has acquired a medical office property located at 2767 E. Imperial Highway in Brea. A joint venture between Healthcare Property Advisors and The Innovation Institute sold the asset for an undisclosed price. St. Jude fully occupies the 89,650-square-foot property on a net-lease basis with…

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By Michael O’Brien, Ed.D., Founder & President, O’Brien Group This article is part of LinkedIn’s Hard Cases series, where healthcare professionals share the toughest challenges they’ve faced in their careers. You can read more about it here and follow along using hashtag #HardCases. One emerging challenge in the health care industry as of late has been the phenomenon of “physician’s…

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