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TechNation | HTM Industry Veteran David Francoeur Joins Tech Knowledge Associates

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 Technology Management for Sodexo in…

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Medical Construction & Design | Covenant Health Breaks Ground on New Short-Stay Surgical Hospital

Ground was recently broken for Covenant Health’s 115,000-square-foot, short-stay surgical hospital, located in Lubbock, Texas. According to Covenant Health, the 32-bed hospital will be built to enhance the patient experience with special attention to healing elements such as access to natural light, views to green spaces and optimization of privacy within patient rooms. Construction is…

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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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Crain’s Cleveland Business | Cleveland Clinic Innovations Teams Up With Digital Manufacturing Company to Offer Innovation Award

Minnesota-based digital manufacturing company Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) has teamed up with the Cleveland Clinic Healthcare Innovations Alliance — a network of health care organizations, corporations and universities focused on innovation in health care — to offer an awards program to help propel novel health care ideas. The new initiative is part of Protolabs’ Cool Idea Award program, which began…

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Medical Product Outsourcing | Investing in What You Know

A crowdsourcing investment firm pulls back the curtain to reveal the workings of the organization and the alternate route to raising capital it offers. By Thomas Vogelsong, Ph.D., RedCrow Thought Leader | The smartest person in the CROWD is the CROWD, and the crowd’s greatest strength is the CROWD itself. The team at RedCrow is…

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TechNation | MultiMedical Systems Expands Into State of Washington

$2.5 Million in New Business Contracts in Multiple States, ISO 13485 Certification MultiMedical Systems (MMS), a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, announced today its latest expansion into the state of Washington. MMS President Daren Kneeland says that Perry Morgan, Northwest Sales Director, and a team of technicians have hit the ground running. Washington adds to…

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Orthopedic Design & Technology | Fostering Breakthrough Device Development

The Innovation Institute’s president shares several insights on the mission of the firm and offers a number of examples of real-world development projects. By Joe Randolph | It takes a specific type of know-how to determine which ideas and opportunities are worth investing in. This means professionals who have medical sense, financial finesse, and marketing expertise…

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Richmond Magazine | Healing Hues

You need a germ-free setting when you’re providing health care, but you don’t want a sterile environment. That’s why architects and others who plan health care facilities seek to create an environment where people can be comfortable, a place that evokes a sense of home, not just for patients and their families, but also for…

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Women Who Wow | Things That Make Life So Much Better

The LOOK BETTER THAN YOU FEEL CAMISOLE is a one of a kind product, a post-surgical camisole which is the legacy of Kim Newlen. Kim Newlen was 47 and enjoying life with her husband and daughter in Richmond, VA when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Following her mastectomy, she was unable to find anything…

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OC Startups Now | An In-Depth Look at The Innovation Institute’s Partnership with an Equity Crowdfunding Portal

Larry Stofko, The Innovation Institute Earlier this year, the Innovation Institute, with HQ in La Palma, partnered with RedCrow, an equity crowdfunding portal. This Q&A is with Larry Stofko, EVP of the institute. The institute is a for-profit operation owned by six non-profit hospital systems. It has three prongs: an innovation lab; a fund that…

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The Governance Institute | Merger Playbook: Best Way to Govern throughout the Process

By Jim Finkelstein, President and CEO, and Kellie Fielding, Senior Consultant, FutureSense LLC |This article explains what boards should do in order to be properly prepared for a smooth governance transition during any merger activity. How can you achieve the most efficient and effective alignment of governance as you navigate through the merger process? The new partnership…

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NAILPRO | Uncomfortably Numb

Nail techs are particularly prone to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Here’s how to stop it in its tracks. A cover shoot with Heidi Klum for Cosmopolitan Germany should’ve been an exciting experience for celebrity nail artist Destinee Handly, but instead she found herself crying in her car at the day’s end, overcome by pain in…

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Medical Construction & Design Magazine | HDC Installs New Relocatable MRI Building at St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Medical Center High Desert

The first days of summer will see the installation of a new MRI building at St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Medical Center that will serve patients from across the High Desert region and beyond. Petra ICS and Healthcare Design & Construction, both Innovation Institute companies, have been working together as a team preparing the site…

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Healthcare Dive | FutureSense Welcomes Dan Walter, Melanie Jameson & Kellie Fielding

La Palma, Calif. – FutureSense, LLC is pleased to welcome Dan Walter (Managing Consultant), Melanie Jameson (Senior Consultant & Director, Marketing and Communications), and Kellie Fielding (Consultant & Director, Client Success). Walter, Jameson, and Fielding come most recently from Performensation and will combine their skills with FutureSense, LLC as part of FutureSense’s mission to expand…

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Becker’s Hospital Review | Energizing Community-Based Health Systems With Innovation Opportunities

By Joe Randolph | As patient care is transformed with pressures on margins and disruptive outside players, many health systems are struggling with how to energize their workforce to make the necessary changes. The industry is experiencing consolidation through mergers in an effort to gain synergies from reduced overhead expense and market leverage. At the…

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Catholic Health World | Venture Capitalists Say Health Systems Should Invest to Advance Their Business Strategy

By Betsy Taylor | SAN DIEGO — U.S. health care venture fundraising totals more than $9 billion annually and health care systems are contributing a growing portion of that amount. Three venture investment executives provided insight at the 2018 Catholic Health Assembly about models to support such investing and strategies for success in the field. Mary…

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Becker’s Hospital Review | How Hospital Leadership Can Embrace, Not Fear, Innovation

By Jim Finkelstein, President and CEO, FutureSense, LLC & Sheila Repeta, Senior Consultant, FutureSense, LLC | Innovation is a word that frequently instills fear into leadership. Innovation means new and new is synonymous with change and risk. Managing risk frequently tops the governance priority list, whereas discussions about innovation often go by the wayside. As…

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Medical Construction & Design | New Research Highlights Changing Dynamics of Medical Office Space

LA PALMA, Calif. – Petra Integrated Construction Strategies has a new white paper available: Changing Dynamics of Medical Office Space – Perspective on Market Influences that are Driving Change, which provides perspective as to the history of medical office development post WWII leading up to trends, strategies and tools influencing disruptive innovation. Planning concepts to…

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