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Information Week | Millennial Boomers Want Different Healthcare Conveniences

As systematic changes in US healthcare convert patients into consumers, hospitals must meet each generation’s measures of quality. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, better known as HCAHPS (pronounced H-caps), is the national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care — an increasingly important metric as hospitals learn to…

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OC Register | Google Glass Taps Digital Technology

In its Quest to Transform Education, Google Glass Taps Digital technology. UC Irvine is teaming up with Google Inc. to become the first medical school in the nation to outfit its students with the company’s Glass wearable technology. Students will be able to witness doctors’ surgeries or patient visits up close and personal, while sitting…

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MedCity News | Looking to Physicians as Champions for Change and Innovation

Physicians are  scientists at heart. They are continuously seeking to learn new techniques and  ways to practice medicine. They are drawn to discovery and exploring new  frontiers. Physicians are champions for innovation. The Innovation Institute was  formed with this in mind. After only a few months of operation, we are beginning  to see some of…

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Information Week | How to Catalyze Healthcare Innovation

Innovation can be as simple as combining two ideas or asking what’s broken and needs to change. Innovation is often a matter of visualizing how to combine two great inventions. Take, for example, the wheel and luggage. Both were invented many years ago. Yet, the two didn’t merge together to create Rolling Luggage, US patent…

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Physician News Network | Are Most Great Physicians Innovators Too?

The answer to the title of this article is a resounding YES! Physicians are scientists at heart. They want to solve problems and find new ways to improve care delivery and health. Sure, physicians want to practice evidence-based medicine, but the top physicians also want to look for new approaches and the latest breakthroughs for…

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Orange County Business Journal | Hospitals Stretch Selves Into More Innovation

Hospitals Stretch Selves Into More Innovation Seek Entrepreneurs to Improve Healthcare, Bottom Lines Orange County hospital systems are moving deeper into the “business of innovation” as they seek to respond to changes in the healthcare sector. Such ventures take various forms, including business incubators and investments into various types of companies. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian…

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Physicians News Network | The Inventor’s Mindset

As Plato said many years ago, “necessity is the mother of invention.” This holds true today. If you took a close look at the millions of inventions that are part of our daily lives today, you would learn that many evolved from necessity or chance. Read more…..

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Catholic Health World | St. Joseph Health Creates Institute to Foster Innovation

In health care, there’s a lot of talk about collaborating to improve patient care and lower costs. But a hospital, where lives hinge on decisions made, or a physician practice, busy with day-to-day patient needs, often aren’t the best environments for the creative thinking that propels advancements in health care technology or the delivery of…

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Orange County Business Journal | Innovator Will Nurture Ideas for Healthcare Industry

  One of Orange County’s legacy health systems is collaborating with others in an effort to advance innovation in healthcare by developing products and services stemming from inventions and ideas of doctors and employees.The Innovation Institute, based in La Palma, is a for-profit, limited-liability company separate from Irvine-based St. Joseph Health, which launched it in…

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InformationWeek | Why We Started A Health IT Innovation Institute

Hectic healthcare environments haven’t allocated time and resources needed to develop new technologies and procedures. After serving nearly 25 years in health IT, most recently as senior VP and CIO for St. Joseph Health (SJH), a $6 billion integrated Catholic healthcare delivery system, I was given the chance to try something entirely new — to…

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InformationWeek | 3 Ways to Foster Healthcare Innovation

Technological innovation is why many CIOs decide to pursue a career in healthcare technology. But the question has shifted in recent years from what to innovate to how to innovate — particularly in an environment dominated by regulatory standards. Larry Stofko, The Innovation Institute executive vice president and chief technology officer shares insights with InformationWeek. Read more…

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MedCity News | A New Model for Hospital Collaboration & Innovation: Nonprofit Systems Fund Stand-Alone Innovation Institute

The Innovation Institute was launched to help health systems develop, explore and collaborate  on new innovations. And the institute’s leadership has turned to Cleveland  Clinic Innovations for guidance; it has become the newest member of the Cleveland  Clinic Innovation Alliance, a technology commercialization network that also includes health systems North Shore-Long Island Jewish, MedStar and ProMedica.…

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InformationWeek | Larry Stofko One of 25 CIOs Transforming Healthcare

After four years as senior VP and CIO for St. Joseph Health System, a $4.3 billion California-based healthcare system, Larry Stofko is taking on a new challenge as executive VP of the health system’s Innovation Institute. The Institute, which has internal and outside funding, is designed to introduce health IT products, services, investments and partnerships.…

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