Medical Devices

Rural Virginia Gay Prioritizes the Implementation of EHR

October 21, 2014
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Mike Riege, chief executive officer of Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa, talks about his rural facility’s implementation of EHR, including the challenges and the obstacles he and his team overcame along the way.  

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Mount Sinai’s Long-Term EHR Strategy Pays Off

October 14, 2014
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Kristin Myers, vice president of IT, Epic clinical transformation, and iPMO at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, N.Y., explores the long-term strategic plan that successfully integrated EHR into the system and prepared it for the recent merger with Continuum Health Partners.  

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Center for Connected Health Engages Patients Using Smartphone Technology

October 8, 2014
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Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, founder and director of the Center for Connected Health, which is affiliated with Partners HealthCare, in Boston, Mass., discusses the various ways in which he and his team are engaging patients through the use of smartphone technology.  

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St. Joseph Health Understands the Importance of Change Management

September 17, 2014
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Darrin Montalvo, president of integrated services at St. Joseph Health in Irvine, Calif., discusses the importance of change management when implementing clinical-systems initiatives.  

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Palm Beach Orthopaedic Spearheads Post-Surgical DME Program

September 12, 2014
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Brian Bizub, chief executive officer of Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute in West Palm Beach, Fla., discusses two initiatives: implementing a post-surgical DME program and opening commercial pharmacies in physician group practice offices.  

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Front Porch Leading the Way in Providing Care for Dementia Patients

September 2, 2014
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Kari Olson, chief innovation and technology officer of Glendale, Calif.-based Front Porch and president of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, details the various breakthroughs that are being made with regards to memory support for dementia patients.  

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College of St. Scholastica Provides Well-Rounded Education to Future EHR End-Users (Part 2 of 2)

July 22, 2014
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In this edition of the Healthcare Executive Talks podcast, we continue our conversation with Ryan Sandefer, HIM department chair at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. This time around, we discuss the impact rapidly changing EHR technology is having on the academic industry accreditation standards for EHR curriculum.

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College of St. Scholastica Leads the Way with Integrating Technology into Medical Curriculum (Part 1 of 2)

July 21, 2014
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In this edition of the Healthcare Executive Talks podcast, Ryan Sandefer, HIM department chair at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., discusses the integration of technology into academic curriculum, including academic EHRs and  data analytics software.

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ProTom Brings Latest in Proton Therapy to Market

June 11, 2014
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PODCAST : Stephen Spotts, president and CEO of ProTom International in Flower Mound, Texas, explains the three stages his company went through to get its product, the Radiance 330 Proton Therapy System, to market.  

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Does RFID Tagging Help Hospitals Save Money?

January 20, 2014
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One hospital near Albany, N.Y., has seen annual savings upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars after implementing a medical-equipment and patient tagging policy, reports Philip Betbeze of HealthLeaders Media. Ellis Medicine first started to zero in on efficiency and cost reduction in 2008 when it merged two community hospitals, “driving heavy volume to the […]

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