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 …

The Innovation Institute Subsidiary Healthcare Coding & Consulting Services Named 2016 Business Partner of the Year by HomeTown Health

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The Innovation Institute’s Enterprise Development Group subsidiary Healthcare Coding and Consulting Services (HCCS), based in Fort Myers, Florida, has been presented with the “2016 Business Partner of the Year” award by HomeTown Health, an organization of 70 rural hospitals in the Southeast. The award was presented at HomeTown’s 17th Annual Fall Conference held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia on …

SoPE Founder Shares Entrepreneurial Insights During Orange County/San Diego Chapter Inaugural Meeting at Innovation Lab

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  Jeffrey Hausfeld, MD, MBA, founder and chairman of the Board of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), spoke on November 1 during the inaugural meeting of the Society’s Orange County/San Diego Chapter held at The Innovation Institute’s Innovation Lab in Newport Beach. SoPE, an alliance partner of The Innovaton Institute, is a biomedical and health care innovation network of …

ABL Healthcare Online | The Innovation Institute Named as Finalist for 2016 Innovations in Healthcare ABBY Awards

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The Innovation Institute announced today that it was among the Finalists for the 2016 Innovations in HealthcareTM ABBY Awards presented by the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization. Winners were announced at the Awards Event on October 26, 2016 in Long Beach. The Innovation Institute, which focuses on transforming healthcare through the development of innovative new products, services, and ideas is an incubator …

TechNation |Professional of the Month: Jeremy Westkamper

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It’s often been said that the apple doesn’t far fall from the tree and that is the case for Jeremy Westkamper, a biomed who is now a clinical engineering account director. His father was a GE field service engineer, who enjoyed his work, and that rubbed off on Jeremy while he was growing up in Carlotta, California. Westkamper got an …

For The Record | Data-Driven Remote Coding Management

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Data have become the lifeblood of health care, holding the promise to improve nearly every clinical and administrative aspect of the system. HIM, and coding in particular, is certainly no exception. And perhaps nowhere do data hold more promise than in the management of a remote coding workforce. Yet despite their potential, data remain underutilized by many coding managers. “In …

Physicians News Network | Inaugural Meeting of OC/SD Chapter of SoPE, Nov. 1

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The newly established Orange County/San Diego Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) will celebrate its kickoff meeting, hosted by The Innovation Institute, from 5:30  to 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Institute’s Innovation Lab in Newport Beach. SoPE is a biomedical and healthcare innovation network of over 25,000 international members and an alliance partner of The Innovation Institute. …

Society of Physician Entrepreneurs Launches Orange County/San Diego Chapter

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Kickoff Meeting to Be Held at Innovation Lab in Newport Beach Newport Beach, Calif. –  The Innovation Institute announced today that it will host the kickoff meeting of the newly established Orange County/San Diego Chapter of  the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) at its Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, Calif. on November 1, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. …

CIO | CIOs Must Stand at the Forefront of Innovation

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Introducing technology into organization-wide strategic plans and tactical initiatives. We are fortunate to be able to collaborate with Dell, one of the industry partners for our Innovation Lab, a healthcare product incubator that takes medical devices and health information technology (HIT) to market. Recently, while strategizing with Frank Negro, the Dell Services Global Practice Leader for Healthcare & Life Sciences …