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Accelerate Pheno System Delivers Faster Bloodstream Infection Results HealthTrust’s Innovation Summit enables suppliers to present new technology and medical breakthroughs to clinical experts within the membership. HealthTrust values products that improve clinical outcomes, reduce lengths of stay, decrease infection rates, and speed up procedures and results. The Accelerate Pheno system from Accelerate Diagnostics is one […]

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Healthcare Innovation

Jumpstarting Innovation

Virtual reality headsets aren’t just for video gamers. At Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, surgeons have begun using virtual reality (VR) headsets to prepare for complicated heart surgeries on very small hearts. Traditionally, they were unable to fully understand a child’s heart problem until they started operating because images rendered on CT and […]

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Member Success Story

In 2014, providers wrote nearly a quarter of a billion opioid prescriptions. The intention may have been noble—to alleviate patient pain—but the fallout has been devastating. Since 1999, sales of opioid prescriptions have quadrupled, and so have overdose deaths involving prescription opioids. As the government and other public health agencies sound the alarm on this […]

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Healthcare Innovation

Innovating in Healthcare Brings Unique Challenges—and Opportunities

The obstacles to innovating in hospitals and other real-world healthcare settings are uniquely challenging because patient safety, privacy and survival are constant considerations. Transformative technologies and business models can be successfully launched, but they need to address the greatest needs—including lowering the cost of delivering care, reducing readmissions, better engaging and empowering patients, and making […]

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Vigilantly monitoring his patient's vitals

Budgeting for Technology Feature

A few years ago, TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, began investing in limb preservation technology to better treat patients with vascular diseases who were at risk of amputation. The system includes new X-ray, catheter and ultrasound equipment to allow minimally invasive surgeries that remove blockages and restore blood flow to arteries. While the […]

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