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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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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WAFB9 |Special Box, App Designed by Doctor at Our Lady of the Lake Helps Heart Failure Patients Live Their Best Lives

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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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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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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Connect California Commercial Real Estate News | Brea MOB Leased to St. Jude Medical Sold

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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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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LinkedIn Hard Cases | When Physician Whiplash Gets in the Way of Good Medicine

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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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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