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

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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 Children’s Hospital of Orange County. …

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

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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 educational sessions and the latest …

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

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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, the O’Brien Group provides executive …

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

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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 of designated populations, improving the …

TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Building Your AEM Program

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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 this head on and have made …

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

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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 – focused non-profits to biotech and …

TechNation | Tech Knowledge: The Dynamics of Cost Reduction

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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 organizations don’t have a real grasp …

CIO | Medical Professionals Provide Improved Patient Care Through Artificial Intelligence

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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 to disrupt in 2017. This is exciting news! But …

Fierce Healthcare | Hospital Impact: With Innovation, The End of Sepsis is Possible

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  by Joe Randolph  The Innovation Institute, a national healthcare technology incubator, works with physicians and clinicians to advance innovation by solving problems on the front line. We are hopeful that the solutions focused on sepsis will make it into the mainstream of patient care one day soon to help eradicate this leading cause of preventable death in developed and …

Orange County Business Journal | Providers Look to Creatively Revolutionize Care

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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 patients, but if you look …

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

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Written by Joe Randolph, President and CEO, The Innovation Institute  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 Doctor Weighs In | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May Not Be the Cause of Your Wrist Pain

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“Doctor, I have carpal tunnel syndrome. Can you help me?” “Sure, of course. What symptoms have you been having?” “Well, my hand and wrist hurt a lot. And I work on a computer all day long.” “Hmmm. I see. It sounds like you definitely have some issues, but your symptoms are not consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome.” This conversation or …

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

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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…

TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Understanding the Bottom Line

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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 environment, every dollar counts and can …

Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon’s Fresh Perspective Opens Up New Possibilities for Helping Others

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Mark Elzik, M.D., an orthopaedic hand surgeon at St. Joseph Health System’s Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California, says that he thought he might be interested in becoming a physician early on because he was inspired by watching his physician father treat patients and make them better. “While in school, I started volunteering in a hospital and found that it …

ABC 30 Action News | Business Booming for Fresno Medical Supplier

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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. “So, we’ve created a depot …

The Fresno Bee | MultiMedical Systems Expands in Fresno

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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 has moved its Freedom Medical …

The Innovation Institute Adds Office Furniture Group to Portfolio of Health Care Service Providers

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Office Furniture Group (OFG), an interior workplace systems and furniture solutions provider, based in Irvine, California, has joined The Innovation Institute as one of its health care 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 …

MultiMedical Systems Expansion and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Showcasing Freedom Medical Rentals on January 26, 2017 Fresno, Calif.– MultiMedical Systems (MMS), a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 26, 2017 at their corporate office located at 5591 N. Golden State Blvd., Fresno, CA 93722. MMS, a clinical engineering service company that serves hospitals, surgery centers, imaging centers, clinic systems, physician’s offices, …

TechNation | Tech Knowledge: Taking the Lead

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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 with uncertainties. Moving from hourly to …

The Innovation Institute Launches Project Breathe to Build Community Dedicated to Tracheostomy Tube Redesign

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Today, The Innovation Institute announced its support of Project Breathe, an initiative dedicated to the redesign and improvement of the tracheostomy tube. “Thousands of people are dependent on tracheostomy tubes, sharing common challenges and work-arounds. So, we set out to comprehensively re-design the tracheostomy tube with the collective input of trach users, their families, a world-class team of designers, engineers, …

FutureSense Welcomes Corinne Sinnigen as Principal

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Helping Organizations Experience Success with Business Transformation, Technical Implementation, Strategic Planning and Outsourcing Efforts FutureSense, LLC is pleased to welcome Corinne Sinnigen as its principal effective December 1, 2016. Sinnigen’s company, ChangePac, LLC will combine with FutureSense, LLC as part of FutureSense’s mission to expand its expertise in change management and facilitation. Established in September of 2006, ChangePac, LLC collaborated …

Health Facilities Management | Collaboration Aids Planning and Operations

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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 care organizations. More…

Orthopedic Design & Technology | Getting a Leg Up in Orthopedic Device Development

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Recognizing the need for a better technology to help strengthen the foot and ankle muscles, Scott Rogoff, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif., decided to develop his own solution to the problem. As someone who suffered from his own injuries in that region, he was quite attuned to the lack of offerings …

CIO | Surgeon, Innovator and Entrepreneur Shares Insights

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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 in Newport Beach. SoPE, a biomedical and health care …

FutureSense Announces Third Thought Leader Lab at Innovation Lab in Newport Beach

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Ayelet Baron to Speak on Innovation in the Workplace and  What it Means to Be a 21st Century Leader FutureSense, Inc., an Innovation Institute company, is pleased to announce its third Thought Leader Lab, which will be held at the Institute’s Innovation Lab on December 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Ayelet Baron, author, speaker, and futurist will share …