The formation of an asset management firm, Healthcare Technology Group (HTG), was announced by The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk health care technology management. Drawing from decades of service and experience, HTG aims to reinvent and simplify the concept of medical equipment management. HTG will be led by…

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Announce Steve Cannon as president and CEO The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA) have formed Healthcare Technology Group (HTG), an asset management firm. Drawing from decades of service and experience, HTG aims to reinvent and simplify the concept of medical equipment management.   HTG will be led by Steve Cannon as president and CEO. Cannon has a long and distinguished…

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La Palma, Calif. – The formation of an asset management firm, Healthcare Technology Group (HTG), was announced today by The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk health care technology management. Drawing from decades of service and experience, HTG aims to reinvent and simplify the concept of medical equipment management. …

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MultiCare Health System announced today a partnership with the Innovation Institute to advance its efforts to creatively address health care issues. This collaboration will provide the clinical teams and staff at MultiCare with new resources to support innovation to improve health care, reduce costs, and enhance and save lives. MultiCare entered into the agreement with the Innovation…

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By Jackie Drees   Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System is partnering with The Innovation Institute to implement a program focused on creating new medical devices and products to improve patient experiences.   MultiCare tapped The Innovation Institute, which serves as a medical device incubator for experts to develop new healthcare ideas and build prototypes, to assist with…

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Orange County, CA & Pierce County, WA – MultiCare Health System announced today a partnership with The Innovation Institute to advance its efforts to creatively address health care issues.  This collaboration will provide the clinical teams and staff at MultiCare with new resources to support innovation to improve health care, reduce costs, and enhance and…

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(San Rafael, CA) – Jim Finkelstein, President, CEO and Founder, FutureSense, LLC; and Dr. Stephanie Mills, President, inHealth Strategies, LLC, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership. “The ability to partner with cutting-edge innovation to assist our clients and our team in navigating this new normal is crucial,” said Finkelstein. “We need to…

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Since 2013, the Innovation Institute has been collaborating with healthcare providers and the general public to bring new ideas to market that help transform care delivery. This year, the Institute tested out a new kind of collaboration, partnering with UCI students working on senior capstone projects. In particular, its Innovation Lab sponsored two student teams…

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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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La Palma, Calif. — Population health solutions provider inHealth Strategies, an Innovation Institute company, has developed a new COVID-19 symptom monitoring module within their mobile app and web portal. The tool has three primary components, all with embedded algorithms based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines: The Healthy for Work Questionnaire is…

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Rock Valley, IA; and Newport Beach, Calif., – Today, Innovation Lab, a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, announced the availability of the Wound Care Playbook, a training course for both individuals and institutions, that introduces the concept of elastic taping as an adjunct modality in the treatment of swelling, mechanical impairments and related conditions that…

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La Palma, CA – May 21, 2020 – Petra, a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, that specializes in health care design and construction management capabilities, as well as value-added supplemental services, announced today that they are working with health care providers to help them secure FEMA reimbursements and navigate the process efficiently. Petra has over…

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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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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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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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By Joe Randolph, President & CEO, The Innovation Institute Overnight, our national organization, The Innovation Institute and our family of companies have shifted and adapted to the new environment with COVID-19.  The Innovation Institute was launched in January 2013 with the strategic intent of focusing on innovation and growth. Today we are owned by five…

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TEAMWORK: Michele Genet Senior Director, Far West Staffing Services (FWSS) Michele Genet was nominated by several of her peers and all have praised her for her perseverance and teamwork during very challenging times, especially the loss of a beloved colleague. She has the diplomacy and expertise to create a perfect balance between the needs of…

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Jim Finkelstein, President, CEO and Founder, FutureSense, LLC; and Makenzie Rath, President, Talent Plus, Inc., announced today they have formed a strategic partnership. “The ability to partner with a long-term business and trusted advisor with know-how and expertise in areas that complement the types of services and solutions Talent Plus wants to be able to…

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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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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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Newport Beach, Calif. – Today, Innovation Lab, a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, announced the top three ideas that resulted from their first Hackathon, a collaborative endeavor focused on transforming pediatrics held at their Orange County incubator facility February 7-9, 2020. Hacking Pediatrics 2020 participants included researchers, coders, data scientists, software engineers, nurses, physicians, entrepreneurs…

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