TechNation | Tech Knowledge: The Dynamics of Cost Reduction

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By George Hampton At the risk of sounding like “Captain Obvious,” the health care industry as a whole is struggling financially. Everyone is being called to task for savings and clinical technology programs are certainly no exception. Perhaps your program has flown under the “cost cutting” radar in the past. I know that many organizations don’t have a real grasp …

CIO | Medical Professionals Provide Improved Patient Care Through Artificial Intelligence

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Today, we are seeing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare as it helps us integrate disparate data types to answer complex questions that were previously unknown. According to the recent PwC Health Research Institute’s annual report, emerging technologies, including AI, are being deployed in healthcare and have great potential to disrupt in 2017. This is exciting news! But …

Fierce Healthcare | Hospital Impact: With Innovation, The End of Sepsis is Possible

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  by Joe Randolph  The Innovation Institute, a national healthcare technology incubator, works with physicians and clinicians to advance innovation by solving problems on the front line. We are hopeful that the solutions focused on sepsis will make it into the mainstream of patient care one day soon to help eradicate this leading cause of preventable death in developed and …

Orange County Business Journal | Providers Look to Creatively Revolutionize Care

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Reton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health’s California arm, St. Joseph Health, has its own take on technology, and its Southern California division, St. Joseph Hoag Health, will gradually incorporate the technologies that St. Joseph Health implements. “If you look at St. Joseph [Health] within the acute or ambulatory space, we are actively providing care to patients, but if you look …

Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality | Keeping Infection Out of Patient Care: Beating Sepsis

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Written by Joe Randolph, President and CEO, The Innovation Institute  As we reflect on 2016 and move full speed into 2017, I am hopeful that the physician inventors we are working with through The Innovation Institute, a national health care technology incubator, will get closer to beating sepsis, the leading cause of preventable death in developed and developing countries around …

The Doctor Weighs In | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May Not Be the Cause of Your Wrist Pain

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“Doctor, I have carpal tunnel syndrome. Can you help me?” “Sure, of course. What symptoms have you been having?” “Well, my hand and wrist hurt a lot. And I work on a computer all day long.” “Hmmm. I see. It sounds like you definitely have some issues, but your symptoms are not consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome.” This conversation or …

Medical Construction & Design | The Innovation Institute Adds Office Furniture Group to Portfolio of Health Care Service Providers

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Office Furniture Group has joined The Innovation Institute as one of its healthcare service company subsidiaries. According to OFG President Scott Lazarus, OFG represents over 250 manufacturers and, as a Platinum Teknion dealer, has the necessary tools, resources and talents to conquer any project on a local, national and international level. More…

TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Understanding the Bottom Line

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By Jeff Niederhausen Whether you are a technician or in management, keeping the financial bottom line in mind in everyday business is an important part of creating a superior or great biomedical program. It doesn’t make a difference if you are an in-house group or working for a third-party vendor. In today’s health care environment, every dollar counts and can …

ABC 30 Action News | Business Booming for Fresno Medical Supplier

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The healthcare industry is fueling a local business, so much so they’ve expanded. At MultiMedical Systems in northwest Fresno, getting medical supplies to customers is serious business. Equipment like ventilators line their shelves, and they’re ready to head out the door to hospitals across the area and they just expanded their 10,000 square foot facility. “So, we’ve created a depot …

The Fresno Bee | MultiMedical Systems Expands in Fresno

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MultiMedical Systems, a medical equipment maintenance and repair business in Fresno, is expanding rapidly since merging last year with the Innovation Institute, a collaborative of health systems. MultiMedical, established in 1996, has doubled its office space on Golden State Boulevard, near Tac-Ops Laser Tag, in northwest Fresno. It occupies 10,000 square feet of space and has moved its Freedom Medical …

TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Taking the Lead

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By George Hampton Carrying a tool kit is everyday life for a healthcare technology management (HTM) professional. We all do it or did it. If you do it long enough (for me that was 16 years), you might have an opportunity to move into a leadership position. It’s a major decision, and one rife with uncertainties. Moving from hourly to …

Health Facilities Management | Collaboration Aids Planning and Operations

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At the La Palma, Calif.-based Innovation Institute’s Petra Integrated Construction Strategies subsidiary, for instance, Chris Hickman, assistant vice president of planning and design, is attempting to develop a system that allows health care leaders to decide between repairing or replacing various mechanical-electrical-plumbing and telecommunication systems over the wide range of facilities found in integrated health care organizations. More…

Orthopedic Design & Technology | Getting a Leg Up in Orthopedic Device Development

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Recognizing the need for a better technology to help strengthen the foot and ankle muscles, Scott Rogoff, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif., decided to develop his own solution to the problem. As someone who suffered from his own injuries in that region, he was quite attuned to the lack of offerings …

CIO | Surgeon, Innovator and Entrepreneur Shares Insights

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It was quite inspiring to hear Jeffrey Hausfeld, MD, founder and chairman of the Board of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), speak recently about his experience as a surgeon, innovator and entrepreneur. This was during the inaugural meeting of the Society’s Orange County/San Diego Chapter held at our Innovation Lab in Newport Beach. SoPE, a biomedical and health care …

ABL Healthcare Online | The Innovation Institute Named as Finalist for 2016 Innovations in Healthcare ABBY Awards

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The Innovation Institute announced today that it was among the Finalists for the 2016 Innovations in HealthcareTM ABBY Awards presented by the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization. Winners were announced at the Awards Event on October 26, 2016 in Long Beach. The Innovation Institute, which focuses on transforming healthcare through the development of innovative new products, services, and ideas is an incubator …

TechNation |Professional of the Month: Jeremy Westkamper

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It’s often been said that the apple doesn’t far fall from the tree and that is the case for Jeremy Westkamper, a biomed who is now a clinical engineering account director. His father was a GE field service engineer, who enjoyed his work, and that rubbed off on Jeremy while he was growing up in Carlotta, California. Westkamper got an …

For The Record | Data-Driven Remote Coding Management

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Data have become the lifeblood of health care, holding the promise to improve nearly every clinical and administrative aspect of the system. HIM, and coding in particular, is certainly no exception. And perhaps nowhere do data hold more promise than in the management of a remote coding workforce. Yet despite their potential, data remain underutilized by many coding managers. “In …

Physicians News Network | Inaugural Meeting of OC/SD Chapter of SoPE, Nov. 1

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The newly established Orange County/San Diego Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) will celebrate its kickoff meeting, hosted by The Innovation Institute, from 5:30  to 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Institute’s Innovation Lab in Newport Beach. SoPE is a biomedical and healthcare innovation network of over 25,000 international members and an alliance partner of The Innovation Institute. …

CIO | CIOs Must Stand at the Forefront of Innovation

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Introducing technology into organization-wide strategic plans and tactical initiatives. We are fortunate to be able to collaborate with Dell, one of the industry partners for our Innovation Lab, a healthcare product incubator that takes medical devices and health information technology (HIT) to market. Recently, while strategizing with Frank Negro, the Dell Services Global Practice Leader for Healthcare & Life Sciences …

Today’s Medical Developments | Ideas Not Dollars: Medical Device Development

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Joe Randolph launched The Innovation Institute in 2013 as a vehicle to advance innovation, be an incubator for medical device development, yet operate independently from hospital systems. Medical device incubators and accelerators help innovators launch start-ups and bring devices to market. While at first glance The Innovation Institute appears to be just that, President and CEO Joe Randolph started the …

Association For Talent Development | An Apprenticeship From the Ground Up

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    The following story was told by John Pollard, regional director of Tech Knowledge Associates. Client Tech Knowledge Associates, a national biomedical engineering firm Opportunity Tech Knowledge Associates helps hospitals efficiently maintain equipment and run smoothly 24/7, using a scalable, streamlined method that saves them money. The company realized that there was a dearth of talent that could fill …

Becker’s Hospital Review | 50 Hospitals With Innovation Programs | 2016

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The Innovation Institute (La Palma, Calif.). The Innovation Institute was launched in 2013 by Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health (which merged with Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services in July) as a for-profit, independent collaborative of five health systems. The other four systems include Marriottsville, Md.-based Bon Secours Health System; Children’s Hospital of Orange (Calif.) County; Baton Rouge, La.-based Franciscan …

Physicians News Network | The Innovation Institute Announces New Partnerships and Acquisitions

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La Palma-based The Innovation Institute, which was founded just three years ago, continues to show steady growth with new partnerships to support its goal of fostering development of healthcare-related products and services intended to reduce costs and promote quality. The Innovation Institute recently announced an exclusive global agreement with the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), whose more than 25,000 international members …

Venture Nashville Connections | TriStar Health Partners Eyes $100MM Fund for HealthIT, Medtech and More

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NASHVILLE-based TriStar Health Partners LLC seeks limited partners for a planned $100MM fund for investment in tech-enabled Healthcare services, Medical Devices, Pharma and other life/bio companies, according to several sources. TriStar Health Partners (hereafter, TSHP) is a new investment-management firm that recently began operating in Music City. It is the de facto venture arm of The Institute for Innovation LLC …

Orange County Business Journal | $150M Sale of MV Medical Offices Sets Benchmark

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REAL ESTATE: 4 buildings near Mission Hospital total 263,000 SF By Mark Mueller A four-building collection of medical office properties surrounding Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo has changed hands for the second time since 2014 in what looks to be Orange County’s biggest office sale so far this year. Healthcare Trust of America Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based real estate investment …

Nashville Post | Jacobson Firm Teams with Nonprofit Health Systems Group

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Among new partners is Bon Secours system  Author: Geert De Lombaerde Local investment firm TriStar Health Partners is teaming up with the innovation arm of a consortium of nonprofit health care providers. TriStar, which is led by former Vanderbilt University Medical Center boss Harry Jacobson, has partnered with The Innovation Institute, a for-profit venture backed by St. Joseph Health CHOC …

24 x 7 Magazine | Clinical Engineering Firm Fills Positions Via Apprentice Program

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Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), a national clinical engineering firm based in Orange County, Calif, saw a growing need for trained biomed staff to manage large inventories of biomedical equipment that are critical to the hospitals that they serve. So company leaders brainstormed and determined the best way to address the shortage of trained professionals: establish an apprentice program. More…