The Doctor Weighs In | Designing a Safer Breathing Tube for Patients and Caregivers

The innovative BayWin valve allows for deep suctioning of mechanically ventilated patients without the risks associated with breaking the closed circuit. There are approximately 1.65 million Intensive Care Unit patients who are mechanically ventilated in the U.S. each year. In addition, mechanically ventilated patients are found in long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities, extended care and…

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TechNation | Tech Knowledge: A CFO’s Perspective

By Jeff Niederhausen | I have been asked many times through the years, “How did you go from biomed to finance?” The truth of the matter is, I never was in biomed or had any training in it. I have always been in finance and accounting. I am someone who happened to stumble upon a…

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The Innovation Institute to Host Hospital Association of Southern California Workshop Designed By FutureSense to Solve Nursing Span of Control Issues

      The Innovation Institute announced today that it will host a timely workshop Nursing Span of Control at its Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, Calif. on Sept. 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The workshop for C-Suite executives is intended to help them resolve issues related to: The impact of Span…

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TechNation | Company Showcase: Tech Knowledge Associates

Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA) was formed in 2012 when St. Joseph Health System (Southern California, Northern California and Texas) decided to spin the Clinical Engineering program out into a commercial enterprise called The Innovation Institute. Since its beginnings, TKA has achieved success by positioning itself to provide highly cost-effective CE/HTM services for members of The…

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Beckers Hospital Review | 13 Hospital and Health System Executives on Successful Partnerships

Innovation Institute Named as Most Successful Partnership Hospitals and health systems are constantly forming partnerships and aligning with other organizations to optimize care and reduce costs. Here, 13 hospital and health system executives discuss some of their most successful partnerships. Matt Gerlach. COO of Children’s Hospital of Orange (Calif.) County: “Innovation is a big part…

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TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Getting the Mix Right

By George Hampton | There are two unmovable forces in our industry: Regulatory Compliance and Financial Performance. They stand as individual elements in your program’s portfolio, regardless of your attention. In my organization, we work hard to educate and encourage our leaders to understand both concerns and find the agility to move between the two…

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Innovation Institute Participates in CHA Assembly as 2017 Platinum Sponsor

Health System Leader Member Owners Honored On June 11-13, 2017, The Innovation Institute and some of our Enterprise Development Group portfolio companies participated in the Catholic Health Association (CHA) Assembly conference in New Orleans. We served as a Platinum Sponsor and showcased FutureSense, Healthcare Coding & Consulting Services, inHealth, O’Brien Group, Summit Talent Group, Tech Knowledge Associates,…

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Health Data Management | Eleven Leading Innovators in Healthcare IT

The Innovation Institute CEO Named as Leading Innovator Health Data Management is the information resource for medical and IT professionals, executives and administrators who are leading the transformation now sweeping the healthcare industry. A number of HIT executives, policy makers and industry innovators are leading the digital disruption of healthcare. In the following list, Health…

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CIO | Can Innovation Help Curb Medical Mistakes?

By Larry Stofko | Even with all the advances in patient care, medical error continues to take lives at 1,000 per day in the United States (Leapfrog – Spring 2017 Report). So what are we doing to reduce these numbers? The answer: Individuals and organizations like The Innovation Institute, who want to have a positive…

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Medical Construction & Design | Safety, Maintenance & Looks

Petra ICS Shares Expertise in Medical Flooring  By Dawn Fredrick-Seibert | The intended use of a healthcare space defines the type of flooring selected, and many factors must be considered. Attention to factors that make sustainable environments conducive to safety, cleanliness, wellness and healing have created the best results. These factors include the selection of…

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UCI DCE Magazine | Managing Miracles

Summer 2017 Dramatic healthcare breakthroughs require innovative project managers. By any measure, the healthcare industry is on the brink of unprecedented challenges, even in the face of medical and technological breakthroughs that offer exciting and hopeful new treatment options. Consider the sweeping changes implemented by the Affordable Care Act that current political turmoil seeks to…

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TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Succession Planning

By George Hampton | What will become of this place if I leave? That’s a good question! Have you contemplated this question? Every leader should. It may seem odd thinking about your own replacement, maybe even threatening. I would suggest that you look at this idea from the standpoint of your own success. Every good…

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Greater Baton Rouge Business Report | California Firm Acquires Franciscan Health and Wellness Services

The Innovation Institute, a California firm that invests in and helps grow cutting-edge companies in the healthcare sector, has acquired Franciscan Health and Wellness Services, a health solutions and wellness company that was founded and owned by Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. Terms of the acquisition, which closed earlier this month, were not…

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Orange County Business Journal | Innovation Institute Wants to Add Genomic Work

La Palma Facility Further Diversifies Innovation Institute LLC named Christina Waters executive-in-residence at its lab-incubator-accelerator in an effort to begin genomic medicine work. The for-profit group in La Palma looks for ways to advance healthcare industry practices. It’s co-owned by five nonprofit hospitals and systems, which locally include St. Joseph Hoag Health in Irvine and…

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Tech Knowledge Associates’ Team Presents at MD Expo on Alternate Equipment Maintenance Program

Develops Template for Risk Assessment Process Irvine, Calif. – Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), an Innovation Institute subsidiary that specializes in clinical technology management, announced today that their team will exhibit and present at the MD Expo in Irvine, Calif. April 9-11, 2017. MD Expo is a leading health care technology management conference that features world-class…

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The Innovation Institute and FutureSense, LLC Announce Joint Venture with O’Brien Group, LLC Focused on Executive Leadership Coaching and Executive Team Consulting

Helping Health Care Executive Teams Lead Better, Live Better and Achieve More. The Innovation Institute and FutureSense are pleased to announce that the O’Brien Group, a health care executive coaching firm, is the newest member of its Enterprise Development Group (EDG) portfolio of health care service companies. Established in 1992 and based in Cincinnati, Ohio,…

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Population Health Solutions Provider inHealth Strategies Joins The Innovation Institute as Subsidiary

Population health solutions provider inHealth Strategies has joined The Innovation Institute as its 14th Enterprise Development Group subsidiary. The company is a niche player in the emerging, value-based health care industry offering evaluation and planning for population health solutions, customized wellness services, and innovative care models. Their services are aimed at effectively managing the health…

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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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The Innovation Institute Welcomes Dr. Christina Waters, Life Science Innovation Expert

La Palma, Calif. – March 30, 2017– The Innovation Institute announced today that Dr. Christina Waters has joined the organization to serve as the Innovation Lab Executive in Residence, specializing in life science innovation. Dr. Christina Waters has been responsible for leading medical research in a broad range of organizations ranging from academia and disease –…

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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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