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Patient and caregiver safety is the cornerstone of high-quality health care. While progress has been made over the last decade, patient safety still remains an important public health issue and healthcare workers across the U.S. continue to experience preventable sharps injuries.
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(4 days ago) Jim Walker Retired Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales, Boston Scientific "As a health practitioner, innovations that make our patients happier and our lives easier are much-needed, intriguing and warrant serious consideration. Velano Vascular has developed one of these rare capabilities."
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(3 days ago) Chris Waugh Chief Innovation & Design Officer, Sutter Health “It's imperative to explore innovations that reduce the risk of accidental needlesticks with our practitioners.”. Nicole Turck, R.N., MS Chief Nursing Executive, Sutter Alta Bates Summit Medical Center "Our experience with PIVO illuminates that blood draws can be a painless, lower
Sutter Health to Offer Velano’s Needle-Free Blood Draw
(Just Now) Sutter Health joins several other health systems, including Intermountain Healthcare and Children’s National Health System, that are partnering with Velano Vascular in various capacities. Some signed on as clinical study partners, while others, like Sutter, are offering the PIVO device in a pilot setting, Velano CEO Eric Stone said.
Centura Health Joins Innovative Movement for One-Stick
(3 days ago) Centura Health is the first to make this award-winning, human-centered technology available to patients in Colorado and Kansas. ABOUT CENTURA HEALTH. Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care.
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(4 days ago) Increasingly, health leaders and institutions agree that going beyond just bedside interactions and, instead, engaging patients directly in the research and delivery of new standards of care is an effective way to ensure a higher degree of patient participation, satisfaction and, eventually, outcomes.
Centura Health becomes first health system in Colorado and
(8 days ago) Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, went live across 17 hospitals in offering needle-free blood draws for inpatients using the PIVO™ device from Velano Vascular. “This new technology is changing the face of how patients experience hospital care,” says Dawn Bloemen, Centura Health’s Emerging Technology Analyst. Blood draws are such a common …
32 Healthcare Leaders Describe Their Last Trip to the
(2 days ago) 4. Mark Dooley, CEO and President, Wilson Health (Sidney, Ohio) When I receive healthcare services I, of course, receive those services at the system I lead. What I noticed the last time is the same thing that strikes me every time – healthcare in general (and my system specifically) is blessed with some really incredible people.
Blood Draws: A Mandate to Improve Patient Experience
(1 days ago) Barrier to healing and health. Any hospital stay is certainly not without disruptions, from paging and alarms, to early morning and late night round for taking vitals. Data from our evaluation suggest that more than half of morning blood collections (52%) occur between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. Waking a patient for a blood draw is a horribly invasive
Six Hospital, Health System CEOs Pursuing Passions
(8 days ago) Cook County Health & Hospital Systems launched “Food is Medicine,” a primary care screening tool that helps the health system identify at-risk patients. The system teamed up with Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide the health system’s patients with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as summer meals for pediatric patients.
Intermountain Healthcare: The Nation's First One-Stick
(6 days ago) These pressures and transformative waves of innovation have forced health systems to forego their traditional mindset and embrace change as foundational elements of their strategy. Leadership now realizes that a human-centric experience for patients, practitioners and caregivers is a critical dynamic in the delivery of modern care.
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(3 days ago) Improving the quality and quantity of sleep not only improves patient well-being, it also enables patients to heal more quickly, thereby shortening hospital stays and reducing unnecessary resource expenditure. As healthcare continues to move from volume to value-based care models, considering patient experience and its impact is essential.
Centura Health becomes first health system in Kansas to
(5 days ago) Centura Health’s St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City and Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses recently began offering needle-free blood draws for inpatients, becoming the first health system in Kansas and Colorado to offer the technology. Instead of needles, the draws are now being carried out with the PIVO™ device from Velano Vascular.
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(8 days ago) This year the health system will open its new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus in Washington, D.C., on a 12-acre site that resides on the former location of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It will provide far more than space to grow, says Eskandanian; it will become a regional hub for healthcare innovation and deliver the
START-UPS Across Health Care
(1 days ago) health care technology venture capital fund Safeguard Scientifics Inc., based in Philadelphia, from 2010 to 2013. Velano Vascular has multiple issued and several pending patents. The firm de-clines to disclose if it is sharing royalties and/or revenues with another entity. The company’s vascular access device, which can be used by either a
Centura Health Cuts 30,000 Needles with New Blood-draw
(1 days ago) By Jessica Cohen March 23, 2019 It’s not uncommon for medical staff to wake patients in the early hours of the morning to prick them for a blood draw. It’s a reality that Centura Health is trying to change. “What a rude way to wake up,” said Rhonda Ward, chief nursing officer for Centura’s south Denver group. “A
We Can Do Better in Protecting Our Frontline Caregivers
(8 days ago) California’s 2012 Hospital Patient and Health Care Worker Injury Protection Act was created to combat this troubling trend, and has since been emulated in a number of other states. It has helped to create best practices for lifting patients and mitigating other scenarios that contribute to musculoskeletal injuries.
Velano raises $15M to go beyond non-invasive blood tests
(5 days ago) Velano’s customers are hospital or health systems, which purchase the device, and then train their staff, meaning phlebotomists and nurses, how to properly use the technology. The company was also just starting to initiate with Centura Health, which has 17 hospital systems in Colorado and Kansas, back in May; it has since completed rolling
How to Draw Blood Without a Needle: Sutter Health to
(4 days ago) A handful of health systems besides Sutter are using the PIVO, including Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, or planning to use it. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston is studying the device. The PIVO, a single-use, Class II device cleared by the FDA, draws blood through a peripheral IV line already inserted into the patient. Once
PIVO Enables Healthcare Practitioners to Obtain Blood
(6 days ago) The Centura Health system in Centennial, Colo., utilizes PIVO at all 17 of its hospitals throughout Colorado and western Kansas. Centura’s goal is to “eliminate some of the suffering that goes along with needlesticks for inpatients,” Rhonda Ward, MSN, Vice President Nursing Services and Chief Nursing Officer, South Denver Group, Centura
Questions with Health Tech Entrepreneur and Patient
(3 days ago) Eric M. Stone is a Health Technology Entrepreneur and Patient Advocate. On April 12th, Eric will moderate a panel at Becker’s Hospital Review 9th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker’s is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 11-14, 2018 in Chicago.
Velano Vascular Raises $17M for a Needle-Free Blood Draw
(2 days ago) The chief executive would not disclose the price of the PIVO device, but he did say that Velano Vascular is currently working with health systems like Intermountain Healthcare, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Sutter Health, Children’s National Health System, Griffin Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and others.
In The News Archives Velano Vascular
(8 days ago) Centura Health’s St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City and Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses recently began offering needle-free blood draws for inpatients, becoming the first health system in Kansas and Colorado to offer the technology. Instead of needles, the draws are now being carried out with the PIVO™ device from Velano Vascular.
University Hospitals Joins Needle-Free Blood Draw Movement
(3 days ago) UH’s vision is “Advancing the science of health and the art of compassion,” and its mission: “To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.” Follow UH on Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, go to UHhospitals.org. ### Press Contact: Michael Azzano Cosmo PR for Velano Vascular [email protected] 415-596-1978
UH Case Medical Center Taps Velano Vascular Technology for
(3 days ago) At the core of our $4 billion health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation
Needle Phobia: A Neglected Diagnosis
(6 days ago) condition is a significant impediment in the health care system. The etiology of needle phobia lies in an inherited vasovagal reflex of shock, triggered by needle puncture. Those who inherit this reflex often learn to fear needles through successive needle exposure. Needle phobia is therefore both inherited and learned.
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Intermountain Healthcare First System in Nation to Remove
(8 days ago) Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 180 clinics, a Medical Group with about 1,500 employed physicians and advanced practitioners, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and
The Wall Street Journal Online: Startups Have Ally in
(3 days ago) Health systems seek technologies to help them improve outcomes, lower costs, and deliver better patient experiences. Thanks to an explosion in medical-related venture investment, they have more choices of emerging products and services than ever. Evaluating them all is a challenge.
Velano Vascular to Address Healthcare Innovation at
(2 days ago) San Francisco, Calif. – April 10, 2018 – Vascular access technology innovator Velano Vascular today announced that company leadership will present at a number of premier healthcare conferences in the second quarter. Chief Executive Officer Eric M. Stone will moderate a discussion entitled “Innovation and the Four Pillars of Healthcare Progress” at Becker’s …
Smashing the Innovation Hierarchy in Healthcare Velano
(1 days ago) Kolaleh Eskandanian is the executive director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and the FDA-funded National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation, focused on accelerating the path to market for pediatric devices.
University Hospitals Adopts Needle-Free Blood Draw
(1 days ago) UH is the first health system in Ohio to deliver this enhanced experience to patients and is helping to pioneer a bold national movement to adopt a more humane standard of care for blood draws. More than 400 million blood draws occur annually in hospitals in the U.S., informing as much as 70 percent of all clinical decisions.
Thinking Big for the Smallest Patients: Innovation in
(8 days ago) That’s because most pediatric health technology wasn’t designed specifically to meet the needs of children. “Most technology is designed for adults and then aimed at the children’s world,” Fergu- son said. “But children are constantly changing—their heart rate, respiratory rate, growth, and size. When you develop some- thing, you
Going for blood, S.F. med device company
(7 days ago) A young Bay Area company, promising to make blood draws easier, has snared $17 million in funding from a group of venture capital firms and health care providers. But if Velano Vascular Inc.’s promise of easier blood draws rings similar to that of Theranos Inc., the stories diverge quickly. For one, San Francisco-based Velano’s doesn’t
Velano Vascular Raises $17 Million to Advance Standard of
(Just Now) “Tens of thousands of PIVO draws across multiple health systems in the U.S. and overseas reflect that there is a better, more efficient way to draw blood. This funding will allow us to meet the growing commercial demand and to touch millions of lives in the years ahead.”
Sutter Health Pilots Velano Vascular’s Innovative Needle
(5 days ago) Health network views Velano’s technology as a way to further demonstrate commitment to patient and practitioner-centered care. Sacramento, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif., November 29, 2016 – The not-for-profit Sutter Health network is among the first in the country—and the first in California—to offer patients a novel needle-free blood draw …
Amazon Applies its Playbook to Healthcare: Disruption
(1 days ago) Health systems and their leadership want to do right by their patients, but are often handcuffed by regulatory complexity, payor myopia, and an overstretched bottom line. Even laudable initiatives like patient-centered care and reimbursement do not have clearly defined metrics for success and accessible paths for replication.
The cost of poor blood specimen quality and errors in
(6 days ago) The cost of poor blood specimen quality and errors in preanalytical processes. Sol F. Green ⁎ Stony Brook School of Medicine, BD Diagnostics—Preanalytical Systems, 1 Becton Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417, USA
Velano Secures Additional Funding to Meet Commercial
(4 days ago) Stood up a state-of-the-art manufacturing line in the United States that will help meet health system demand for Velano’s needle free blood collection solutions. More than one billion inpatient blood draws occur around the world every year – a critical medical procedure that is further complicated by the rising number of Difficult Venous
Velano Vascular Receives Additional FDA Clearance for
(7 days ago) Velano Vascular is working closely with clinical and non-profit partners including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, Griffin Health, The University of Pennsylvania Health System, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s National Hospital, and Planetree to capture patient and practitioner input regarding
Intermountain Healthcare and Velano Vascular Announce
(4 days ago) About Intermountain Healthcare Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, a Medical Group with some 1,300 employed physicians, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a
Velano Adds Healthcare Veterans David R. Strand and Dr
(6 days ago) He is a widely acknowledged expert in emerging healthcare technologies and is a lecturer in the Health Care Systems Department at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches an interdisciplinary graduate level course in …
Velano Receives 3rd FDA 510(k) Clearance for PIVO™ Needle
(6 days ago) PIVO is currently in use at multiple health systems nationwide and will be available more broadly in 2017 following this FDA-clearance for the second generation PIVO solution. Frost & Sullivan awarded PIVO its New Product Innovation Award for Vascular Access in 2016.
Velano Vascular Earns Frost & Sullivan 2016 New Product
(3 days ago) Founded by a healthcare entrepreneur and patient advocate and a physician, Velano Vascular is backed by a series of well-respected investment firms, health systems, and dozens of health-industry veterans. Velano Vascular’s collaborators include several of the leading hospital systems in the United States.
Velano Vascular Wins 2017 ABBY Award for Innovation in
(8 days ago) The device is in use at a number of leading health systems across the U.S. The FDA-cleared PIVO device is the first commercially available solution in the company’s planned family of vascular access technologies. “We are honored to receive a prestigious ABBY award; it’s a tremendous validation of our approach to innovation and journey to
Velano Vascular Partners with Sutter Health to Scale Novel
(9 days ago) Slowly, the Sutter Health network is taking steps in that direction by using the PIVO, an FDA-cleared device that uses a patient’s existing, peripheral IV line to draw blood. In the surgical unit at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley —one of 24 different hospital sites under Sutter Health’s purview—more than 100 blood draws
Velano Vascular Wins FDA 510(k) for PIVO™ Needle-Free
(8 days ago) Velano Vascular said today it won FDA 510 (k) clearance for its Pivo needle-free vascular access device designed for drawing blood. The San Francisco, Calif.-based company said its Pivo is a single-use disposable device designed to take blood samples from indwelling peripheral IV lines to reduce the amount of needle sticks and central line
Nursing Leader Jacqueline G. Somerville Joins Velano
(6 days ago) San Francisco, Calif., May 1, 2017 – Velano Vascular announced today that Jacqueline G. Somerville, PhD, RN, FAAN will join the company’s Advisory Board. A progressive nursing and healthcare veteran with 30 years of experience building and leading exceptional care delivery models, Somerville will help realize a more human-centered blood