University of Utah

Hospital CIOs dealing with ‘intense’ landscape

With all the rapid change occurring within health IT — from Silicon Valley and tech jumping feet first into healthcare with promises of disruption to Meaningful Use and ICD-10 to interoperability — the role of hospital CIOs is increasingly resembling that of an embattled soldier. So much so that Jim Turnbull, CIO for University of Utah Heatlth […]

University of Utah crunches patient survey results and reality-based cost data to measure success

Hospitals and health systems can use patient satisfaction data and carefully calculated outcome-focused metrics to both improve the patient experience and achieve the best possible health results, according to Vivian Lee, CEO of University of Utah Health Care. Speaking at MedCity News’ CONVERGE conference in Philadelphia, Lee detailed how Utah’s biggest health system has built […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Could a catheter using a narrow spectrum light ward off hospital-acquired infections?

A medical device startup co-founded by five University of Utah graduates and students has taken on the challenge of combating the 100,000 deaths from hospital-acquired infections transmitted from catheters each year. They developed a bacteria-killing catheter that uses light to cleanse the catheter. Veritas Medical’s winnings from the International Business Model competition will help lay […]