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TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Building Your AEM Program

By Ernest Oates and Jeff Niederhausen | One of the biggest things we have been hearing about in our industry centers around the Alternate Equipment Maintenance (AEM) program. For many facilities, this program can be a struggle to build. Trying to figure out where to start is even worse. In our program, we have tackled…

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TechNation | Tech Knowledge: The Dynamics of Cost Reduction

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…

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CIO | Medical Professionals Provide Improved Patient Care Through Artificial Intelligence

By Larry Stofko | 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…

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Orange County Business Journal | Providers Look to Creatively Revolutionize Care

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…

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

By Joe Randolph | 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 world.…

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

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…

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TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Understanding the Bottom Line

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…

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ABC 30 Action News | Business Booming for Fresno Medical Supplier

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.…

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The Fresno Bee | MultiMedical Systems Expands in Fresno

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…

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TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Taking the Lead

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…

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Health Facilities Management | Collaboration Aids Planning and Operations

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…

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CIO | Surgeon, Innovator and Entrepreneur Shares Insights

By Larry Stofko | 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…

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

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,…

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TechNation |Professional of the Month: Jeremy Westkamper

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…

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For The Record | Data-Driven Remote Coding Management

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…

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CIO | CIOs Must Stand at the Forefront of Innovation

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…

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

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…

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Association For Talent Development | An Apprenticeship From the Ground Up

    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…

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

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.)…

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

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…

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

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…

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