Healthcare applications clip art
16 Jul

If you are one of the more than 100 Million people that own a smartphone or tablet in the United States then you are probably aware of the vast number of mobile applications or apps available.  (If you don’t know what an app is ask your locale kid.)  There is an app for almost every conceivable need. If you want to know the weather outside, there’s an app.

High Risk ICU Gown by Fashion Seal Healthcare
11 Jul

I noticed a trend in calls received by our Customer Care Team requesting high visibility patient gowns, and we would ask, “You would like patient gowns in colors like road construction workers wear?”   

The answer was, “Yes - our hospitals want to be able to see patients that wander.”

Hospital-Disinfecting Robot created by Mark Stibich
09 Jul

Hospital acquired infections, some caused by superbugs that have become resistant to traditional cleaning chemicals, are a leading cause of death in the US, killing roughly 100,000 Americans each year. A 2008 study found that fewer than 50 percent of surfaces get cleaned after a patient leaves a hospital room. Some drug-resistant bugs can live up to 6 months, lurking in corners and crevices.

Enclothed Cognition and Chest Pumping
02 Jul

I had a big marketing presentation to give last week.  To prepare, I pumped out my chest and wore a white lab coat.  Ok, just kidding I didn’t… but maybe I should have.  Certain actions (e.g., chest pumping) make people act more confident.  This is called ‘embodied cognition’.  It’s also been determined certain clothes influence performance.  Researchers Adam Galinsky and Hajo Adam from Northwestern University have dubbed this dress-for-success theory as "enclothed cognition".   

Germ clip art
25 Jun

I’m in and out of the Lehigh Valley Airport in Allentown, PA so frequently that it seems like my car could drive itself. I’ve noticed that sometimes I don’t even remember anything from along the way. This happens a lot with frequent or familiar routines – we tend to focus on the end result or destination, without really focusing on the details.

Assisted Living Facility
20 Jun

The number of assisted living facilities has increased by almost 50 percent in recent years. Estimates indicate that over one million older persons live in what is considered an assisted living facility.


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