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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By Graham Ulkins BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Thinking outside the box comes naturally to Dr. Kenny Civello. But, it’s what he’s putting in some boxes that helps patients diagnosed with heart failure. “When you come in the hospital, you’re sick, it’s a diagnosis for you, it’s very overwhelming for you to take in new…

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NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Girls from Girl Scout Cadette Troop 3116 in Laguna Niguel were given the opportunity this week to earn their Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) badge by experiencing STEM in action at the Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, Calif.  Innovation Lab National Director Suzy Engwall said, “We began with a Deep Dive…

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Innovation became more of an organizational imperative than ever before in 2019, with many hospitals and health systems creating innovation centers, programs and investment funds throughout the year. Here are 18 organizations that launched new innovation programs and projects in the second half of the year, when Becker’s began documenting these efforts on a dedicated…

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– Valley Children’s launches healthcare innovation lab named George’s Idea Lab to accelerate new digital health solutions that will transform pediatric healthcare. – Innovation program builds off Valley Children’s recent partnership with The Innovation Institute and will operate as part of The Innovation Lab. Valley Children’s Healthcare, one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in…

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Madera, Calif.-based Valley Children’s Healthcare announced Oct. 16 a new partnership between its innovation program and The Innovation Institute. Valley Children’s innovation program, known as George’s Idea Lab, will operate as part of The Innovation Institute’s Innovation Lab. The Innovation Institute is a national medical product incubator and healthcare services provider. Its Innovation Lab staff…

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Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera on Wednesday announced a new partnership it hopes will help transform pediatric care. Valley Children’s entered into an agreement with The Innovation Institute, a for-profit healthcare company, for this endeavor, according to a newsrelease. The institute has a an Innovation Lab, which houses scientists, doctors, and commercialization experts who are…

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Madera, California – Valley Children’s Healthcare announced today the launch of a new partnership to provide physicians and staff an opportunity to accelerate new technology, new processes and new equipment ideas that have the potential to transform pediatric healthcare.   Earlier this year, Valley Children’s entered into an agreement with The Innovation Institute, a national,…

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NorthBay Medical Center’s three-story North Wing, located in Fairfield, California, has been completed. The 77,000-square-foot wing includes 22 patient rooms, eight high-tech surgical suites, a 16-bed post-anesthesia care unit, diagnostic imaging, a new kitchen and café and a new central sterile department. The $200-million project was integral to a five-year modernization project. The project team…

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On October 1, 2019, the Innovation Lab participated in the UCI BioEngine reverse pitch event, pitching two CHOC ideas from our portal. Lab participants included Dr. Ryan Kelly, Dr. Afshin Nadershahi, and Suzy Engwall who did a terrific job organizing and pitching the two CHOC ideas. The BioEngine program uses this “fast-pitch” event to pair…

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