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Healthcare Applications Spotted for Newly Showcased ‘Consumer’ Electronics

As part of the ramp-up to the 2017 HealthTrust Innovation Summit, members of the physician services team hit the road scouting for the latest greatest products with a meaningful role to play in hospitals. Out of the 3,800 suppliers at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 15 were showcasing products with potential applications […]

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GEDSA

Error Proofing Enteral Feeding Connectors for Safety

The delivery of medicine, nutrition and gasses via medical device tubing saves lives. Misconnections, however, can have tragic consequences. New designs in enteral feeding connectors are safeguarding patients and improving healthcare. In any patient setting, adverse events including death can result if medical device tubing is misconnected. A global safety initiative is underway aimed at […]

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molecular diagnostics

Weighing the Cost/Benefits of Advanced Molecular Diagnostic Tools

The field of molecular diagnostics, which uses biological analysis to detect specific sequences in DNA or RNA that might be associated with disease, is growing rapidly. A 2015 report from Mordor Intelligence estimated the value of the global market for molecular diagnostics at $6 billion; by 2020, it’s expected to grow to nearly $10 billion. […]

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HealthTrust Helps Members Harness Opportunities Created by Disruptive Innovation

The Growing Reach of Technology Transformers Imagine robots that act as stand-ins for doctors, watching over their patients as they recover from major surgery and regularly checking their progress. Through these robots, physicians can interact and care for patients from miles away. This is just one example of “disruptive innovation” and its potential for revolutionizing […]

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medical equipment

To Repair or Replace? The Medical Equipment Balancing Act

A major issue facing clinical asset and supply chain managers in healthcare systems is how to approach the repair and replacement of medical equipment. The dilemma? There’s not a one-size-fits-all winning formula. Safety is paramount, but supply chain managers must also consider the age and serviceability of the equipment, and the costs to service, repair […]

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Nozin Nasal Sanitizer: The Nose Knows

Nozin Nasal Sanitizer antiseptic can help facilities eliminate their MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) screen-and-isolate program while reducing infections, improving patient care and saving money.

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