On one filling line each day, Medivant Healthcare produces 20,000 single dose injectable vials. These vials end up at patient bedsides, on hospital crash carts and in the emergency room, often for patients needing an anesthetic.
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GE Healthcare’s iodine-recycling program is expanding throughout Europe and the Americas.
When Northumberland Hills Hospital in Ontario, Canada, started collecting unused iodine-based contrast media to recycle, the staff had no idea iodine recycling was even possible. “We’re always looking for initiatives to make ourselves greener,” says Ian Moffat, Northumberland’s director of diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, and this turned out to be an easy addition to their sustainability progr...
Hospitals don’t usually have electrical engineers or a chief scientific officer. Children’s Hospital of Orange County has both – and it’s paying off for the patients.
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New model for supporting families with intellectual and developmental disability.
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Bridging the gap between traditional digital agencies and brands, Strand delivers customer acquisition and retention beyond big tech companies
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Khadijah Ford calls herself the “cookie fairy.” As founder and sole operator of Philadelphia-based Sugarluxe by Babycakes, she makes corporate-branded sugar cookies and custom cookie orders and teaches cookie decorating events for kids and adults.
The U.S. economy relies heavily on people like Ford — “solopreneurs” who hustle every day to operate their one-person businesses. In fact, 82% of the 33 million small businesses in the country are comprised of a single person. Between 1997 and 2019,...
Healthcare still lags on digitization compared to other sectors, not only in spending but in the use of tech for business processes and payments. Change is coming to the industry, but data regulatory requirements, a complex stakeholder ecosystem and a reliance on outdated legacy systems have slowed progress.
“That complexity is very special to healthcare [and] that is also where the opportunity for digitization lies,” says Max Neukirchen, head of payments and commerce solutions at J.P. Morgan...
Celebrating the 2023 Member Recognition Award recipients for their inspiring work
Each year, HealthTrust’s Member Recognition Awards honor members leading initiatives that bring their organizations to new heights of performance. This year’s awards, given at the annual HealthTrust University Conference in Las Vegas, highlight group and facility efforts for improving health measures, enhancing the clinician and patient experience, and better sustaining our environment.
Key takeaways from HTU’s Executive Pharmacy Exchange
Data analytics, workforce challenges and pharmacist leadership are key areas of interest for managing today’s pharmaceutical enterprise. These topics were covered in the Executive Pharmacy Exchange panel discussion at the HealthTrust University Conference in July.
Mitigating emergencies & threats with technology
Hospital and health system disasters and other emergencies rely on technology and tools for mitigation. They depend on real-time information which can affect clinical care, available supplies, staffing and equipment.
From cashless transactions harnessing biometrics to mobile wallets, digital payments are enhancing global connectivity and transforming how we shop and spend. The impact is huge: digital payment transactions are valued at $9.46 trillion in 2023 alone. This progress cannot be untethered from rapid change affecting the tech industry. While tech companies fend off economic headwinds, executives still view investing in digital transformation as integral to survival.
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center used to have a fragmented supply chain. Although the hospital system employed a corporate purchasing team, it only processed purchase orders and requisitions from the various sites, and each MSKCC location had the authority to sign contracts on its own, within its given approval levels.
Companies, especially eCommerce retailers, are under a lot of financial pressure. Not only are they competing against other brands in getting eyes on their products, but fulfillment and shipping costs are a huge factor in determining margins and sales success. Charge the buyer too much for shipping and they will buy from the competitor. Charge too little, and the retailer loses money. And if the eCommerce retailer offers free shipping, the financial stakes can be even higher.