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The up and coming innovation: RFID Technology
12 Apr

The Commercial Laundry Business is tough and gets tougher every day.  Our customers are smarter through the ways that they conduct and run their business, while demanding a wider selection of products and services.  Competition continues to be a driving price pressure and controlling production and labor costs is an increasing challenge. Innovation is the key to success. Many laundries are turning to innovative applications of Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) as a way to deal with these challenges.

How Healthcare Has Changed in the 21st Century
08 Mar

                In the last couple of weeks, I’ve encountered healthcare stories that have either caused me to think, “Wow that was a great idea!” Or caused me to think, “are you kidding me?!” 

A Device For Needles
12 Oct

A few years ago while I was being prepped for surgery, the nurse was having a hard time finding a vein.  After a while, she gave up and called in the anesthesiologist for assistance.  I’ve also had similar issues with my veins when donating blood.

TBT: IBM's Watson - what's next for the Jeopardy! computer?
18 Aug

Who could forget the big win on Jeopardy! in 2011? IBM has announced it will partner with Apple and medical device companies, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, to develop a health platform for its Watson supercomputer.  

Technology's Impact on the Healthcare Job Market
10 Aug

Will healthcare jobs in America be shrinking?  And is the opportunity for high paying healthcare jobs decreasing? You ask, how? Isn’t America growing older, and needing more services?  Is technology to blame?

PatientSecure palm scanning technology
10 Feb

A woman, we’ll call Hilda, dials 911. When the paramedics arrive, they decide she needs to be taken to the hospital.  The neighbor helps find her driver’s license and social security card for admitting records.  Hilda isn’t able to speak any more when she arrives at the hospital.  After being admitted as a “Jane Doe”, her husband and neighbor arrive at the hospital.

19 Aug

As laundry operators today, we are very mindful of several key factors: keeping our labor costs in check, improving our production flow and of course keeping our workforce safe and happy.  Several key important lessons taught to me growing up in the textile and laundry business from both my father and father-in-law was; If you want to maximize the effort from your workforce while getting the best from them on a consistent basis, always look for ways to improve their working conditions and make their jobs more effortless while increasing their production.

Sedasys Machine - Computer-assisted personalized sedation
15 Jul

Nerves kick in as you’re getting ready for a routine medical procedure.  You’ve just been prepped and wheeled into the operating room.  Rather than hearing the comforting voice of a highly trained anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist - you’re being put to sleep by a machine.  What?!?!

IBM Watson
03 Jun

Who could forget the big win on Jeopardy! in 2011? IBM has announced it will partner with Apple and medical device companies, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, to develop a health platform for its Watson supercomputer.  

Johnson & Johnson’s partnership is intended to be used in healthcare for patients who have undergone hip and knee replacements. It will use Watson’s technology to tap into various data sources, digital wellness devices, patient records and fitness smartphone apps in order to monitor vital signs and patient movement.

Fashionpoly™ Scrubs by Fashion Seal Healthcare®
25 Mar

It’s not very often that you hear fashion mentioned in the same sentence as healthcare, but over the past few years’ cutting edge technology has entered the field of healthcare fabrics.  These new fabrics are referred to as smart fabrics and are estimated to be worth over $400 million, with a growth potential of approximately 20 percent per year.

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