Medical Construction & Design Magazine | HVAC & Infection Control

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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TechNation|TKA, HTG Form Asset Management Business

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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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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South Sound Magazine | MultiCare Health System to Launch Innovation Program

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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Healthcare Facilities Today| Battling Infection Through Construction & Design

By Bill Eveloff and Jerry McPhail / Special to Healthcare Facilities Today Healthcare facility planning historically is based on usage rates and demand. If those telemedicine trends become the norm once we pass this pandemic, obviously we won’t need the same kinds of space. But health administrators won’t be ready to trade in all their conventional…

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Becker’s Hospital Review | MultiCare to Launch New Health Innovation Program

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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24×7 Magazine | Inventory Your HTM Program to Understand Costs, Drive Effectiveness

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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Fox34 |Covenant Healthcare Workers Develop New Face Shields

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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Medical Product Outsourcing | COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Fast-Track Innovation to Forefront

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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Orange County Business Journal | Startups & Innovations: Coronavirus Update

By Jessie Yount | The Innovation Institute, a La Palma-based incubator with a Newport Beach lab owned by five nonprofit health systems, is springing into action to solve COVID-19 challenges.  Amid the pandemic, “we’ve seen strategic innovation catapult to the forefront, no longer in the shadows, and we’ve doubled down to expedite projects that can…

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Lost Coast Outpost | St. Joseph, Redwood Memorial Hospital Employees Using 3D Printers to Make Dozens of New Face Shields Each Day

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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WRAL TechWire | These are The Top 8 Chronic Health Conditions – How Data Can Help You Manage Your Modifiable Risk Factors

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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TechNation | Biomed 101: Clinical Safety Begins with Equipment Cleanliness, Maintenance Program

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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Becker’s Hospital Review | 18 Hospital Innovation Initiatives launched in 2019

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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TechNation | Biomed 101: Four Reasons Inventory Management is Mission-Critical

By Gus Guevara, CHTM Over my career spanning more than three decades in healthcare technology management, I’ve learned a thing or two. One thing I’ve learned is that proper management of your inventory of medical devices and equipment will help you improve patient care, strengthen patient safety, reduce risk, and save time and money. Is…

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HIT Consultant | Valley Children’s Healthcare Launches Healthcare Innovation Lab

– 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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Becker’s Hospital Review | Valley Children’s Healthcare Launches Innovation Program

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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Fresno Bee | Valley Children’s Launches Initiative to Push Pediatric Care to the Next Level

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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Medical Construction & Design | 3-Story Wing Integral to NorthBay Modernization

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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Real Estate Business Online | LaSalle Investment Management Buys 89,650 SF Medical Office Property in Orange County

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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