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3rd Party Logistics,, Hospital, Hospital Supply Chain, Warehousing
By Len Kennedy / May 2, 2020

With the COVID-19 Demand Disruptions 3rd Party Logistics has gained, can hospitals gain too?

Rob O’Byrne from the Logistics Bureau and Saul Resnick, CEO Australia, New Zealand, & CEO Healthcare APAC at DHL Supply...

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Mobile-first bridges ‘technical debt’ without electricity or piped water (Cropped from Benedict Evans (2015), Andreessen Horowitz).
EMR, Hospital
By Len Kennedy / April 26, 2020

Now, Toby Hall can start a healthcare movement

I want to draw a connection between Julie Kliger’s newsletter on LinkedIn and Toby Hall’s opinion piece on ABC News. With the coronacrisis, government rules and payment constraints are being lifted to encourage wider use of virtual care. Julie Kliger, Joe Pine and Kim Korn amongst many others see this as a silver lining. It broadens the choices for the healthcare consumer and provides healthcare with innovative options.

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Retail Shortages
Hospital
By Len Kennedy / April 20, 2020

COVID-19 and Material Shortages in Hospitals

The retail out-of-stocks due to the COVID-19 pandemic highlights what hospitals have long been contending with. The situation has now...

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Hospital
By Len Kennedy / December 1, 2019

Mind the Gap – Hidden Hospital Hazards

Julie Kliger’s article, ‘Mind the Gap – The Generation Gap, That Is’ makes a clear case to adopt a new...

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ERP Systems, Hospital
By Len Kennedy / November 21, 2019

The Data-Centric Hospital

oe Pine and Kim Korn authors of ‘Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital Frontier’ say the coronacrisis will change healthcare for the better. Kim points out that although it is 20 years late. It is good to see healthcare dipping a toe in the 21st Century. However, I think, we have a long way to go...

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EMR
By Len Kennedy / November 21, 2019

Dr Danielle Ofri Asks,‘Does the EMR actually improve medical care?’

Danielle Ofri, M.D. is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, a clinical professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review and an author of several books. Her forthcoming book ‘When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error’ (Beacon Press, 2020) will be of interest for those that work in healthcare. [...]

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By Len Kennedy / November 6, 2019

Trash to get things done

Did you know that a large hospital produces half-a-ton of trash a year? That’s interesting, but, there’s more! The RFID Journal tells us that the Tennessee Medical Center monitors trash to obtain valuable information about supplies used in procedures. [...]

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By Len Kennedy / November 6, 2019

Are you a RFID early adopter

When I ask, ‘Are you a RFID early adopter?’ with the exception of a few RFID enthusiasts, most people say ‘No’. And they believe that this is an honest answer. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist confirms that we are not conscious of most things until we ask ourselves questions about them. [...]

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By Len Kennedy / November 6, 2019

Fingertip Information

At the end of October 2015 Dr Simon Woods, Executive Director and General Manager, Cabrini Malvern presented a paper outlining challenges and opportunities in procurement. Amongst other things he mentioned he pointed to the difficulty of getting financial and clinical data. In my words, lacking fingertip information. I define fingertip information as data you receive by touching an object of some sort. [...]

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By Len Kennedy / November 6, 2019

Sensor-Aware with everyday tasks can help inspiration

This year I’m focussing on being sensor-aware with everyday tasks. By being sensor-aware work in 2016 will be good for me and the innovators that I work amongst at the Eastern Innovation Business Centre in Mulgrave. The Centre has been designed to use sensors for maximum benefit. [...]

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Want to Reduce Harm, Save Lives & Improve Hospital Margins?

Subscribe now to discover how to simplify the tracking, tracing and recording of medical consumables and devices used, in real time. Get your free copy of our eBook: Hidden Hospital Hazards.