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Innovation Lab’s Best Advice for Healthcare Innovators

By Lab Staff / May 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Innovation Lab’s Best Advice for Healthcare Innovators

“There’s got to be a better way.”    This common phrase “is like a homing beacon,” says Innovation Lab General Manager Ryan Kelly, that indicates a pressing, unmet need and a new product opportunity. Healthcare professionals find themselves thinking it all the time, so they become experts in developing creative workarounds.   Here’s one example. The standard…

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From Vision to Life-Changing Device: The Development of the Gait MyoElectric Stimulator

By Lab Staff / April 26, 2022 / Comments Off on From Vision to Life-Changing Device: The Development of the Gait MyoElectric Stimulator

In late August 2004, physical therapist and researcher David Embrey, PhD, was analyzing electromyography of the gait cycle in children with and without cerebral palsy. As he stared at his screen, Embrey’s mind wandered to a conversation he’d had with a colleague about the need for innovative ways to improve gait in people with neuromuscular…

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Startups Demonstrate Power of AI and Machine Learning to Reshape Healthcare

By Lab Staff / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Startups Demonstrate Power of AI and Machine Learning to Reshape Healthcare

By Suzy Engwall In healthcare, some problems are so enormous and complex that a solution has long seemed impossible. Artificial intelligence and machine learning promise new insights into these multifactorial challenges, as we learned at our recent Startup Demo Day: AI and Machine Learning. Not only that, but artificial intelligence in healthcare is enabling humans…

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Innovation Never Sleeps: A Look at 2021’s Successes

By Lab Staff / January 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Innovation Never Sleeps: A Look at 2021’s Successes

Even in a year of intense pressure on frontline healthcare workers, creative innovation never stopped. General Manager Ryan Kelly looks back at the highlights of 2021.

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Behavioral Health Stakeholders Fuel Design Thinking Process

By Lab Staff / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Behavioral Health Stakeholders Fuel Design Thinking Process

By Melissa Goodwin Transferring patients suffering behavioral health crises from Emergency Departments (EDs) in hospitals from coast to coast into proper care is a largely manual process involving many stakeholders. But as the Innovation Lab and Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) seek to prevent potential complications and delays in this widespread process, it isn’t just about…

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Innovator Reimagines Muscle Rehabilitation Therapy with Wearable Blood Flow Restriction Device

By Lab Staff / February 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Innovator Reimagines Muscle Rehabilitation Therapy with Wearable Blood Flow Restriction Device

A device the size of a smartphone could deliver easier, affordable therapy for muscle recovery and development. Under development with the Lab, the LiveBand puts short-term limits on a limb’s blood flow, which pushes muscles to work harder under less stress. Dr. Eric Bowman explains how he’s creating a more accessible version of a proven therapy – with the potential to move from the physical therapy studio to the corner gym.

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Start-Up Demo Day to Spotlight Cutting-Edge Solutions to Healthcare Access

By Lab Staff / January 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Start-Up Demo Day to Spotlight Cutting-Edge Solutions to Healthcare Access

Technology is now a valuable facet of healthcare, and startup companies are constantly creating innovative solutions to improve patient health and deliver care where people need it. Is your hospital looking for ideas on how to solve healthcare delivery challenges?

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Lab’s ‘Boots on the Ground’ Nurtures Innovation Culture at Avera Health

By Lab Staff / January 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Lab’s ‘Boots on the Ground’ Nurtures Innovation Culture at Avera Health

When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I work for a unique healthcare incubator. I’m the Innovation Lab’s “boots on the ground” at Avera Health. I’m here to help enhance and grow the culture of innovation through the system, which includes hospitals, clinics and other healthcare services across four states in the Upper Midwest.

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