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Optimizing the Workforce with Artificial Intelligence: Olive

Since joining MaineHealth as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) in 2014, Paul Chausse has implemented innovation methodologies to streamline his team’s operations and reduce significant processing backlogs. At the beginning of COVID-19, the MaineHealth RCM team had nearly 70 vacant positions and Paul was seeing a high [...]

Optimizing the Workforce with Artificial Intelligence: Olive2022-04-19T11:59:55+00:00

A Low-Cost Cancer Screening Solution: Lediscan

Well-versed in global health, Obieze “Obi” Nwanna-Nzewunwa, MD, MS, brought unique experience and a desire to continue helping underserved communities to MMC when he arrived as a first-year general surgery resident in 2018. Obi is personally motivated to solve cervical cancer, which causes over 300,000 deaths annually. Ninety percent of [...]

A Low-Cost Cancer Screening Solution: Lediscan2022-04-19T12:01:24+00:00

Breathe Easier: The Oxygen Therapy Band

Deb Flint, RRT with an early design of her Oxygen Therapy Band innovation. Deb Flint, RRT, has been caring for patients for over 36 years, first as a paramedic and now as a respiratory therapist at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, ME. Many of Deb’s [...]

Breathe Easier: The Oxygen Therapy Band2022-04-19T12:03:51+00:00

Containing COVID-19: Collapsible Aerosolized Particle Enclosure

Imagine a busy hospital emergency department (ED) filled with patients, many of whom have or may have COVID-19. The need to contain the spread of germs is more important than ever. Early in the pandemic, Liz Hamilton, MD, and Katie Main, MD, Maine Medical Center (MMC) Emergency Department Chief [...]

Containing COVID-19: Collapsible Aerosolized Particle Enclosure2022-04-08T18:14:02+00:00

Reimaging Hospital Gowns: The NewGown™

Sara Cox, CNRN, tries on one of the first NewGown prototypes in fall 2020. Patients with an altered mental status are a common sight on the orthopedic, neurological and trauma units at Maine Medical Center (MMC) where Sara Cox, CNRN, Neuroscience Patient Navigator, has seen patients [...]

Reimaging Hospital Gowns: The NewGown™2022-04-19T11:58:16+00:00

A Vision for Rural Maine: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Using Artificial Intelligence

(from left) Brian Nolan, MD, Billijoe Prech-Child, MA, Brianna Walker, MA, and Sadie Kenney, MA, of Western Maine Health with the retinal camera used in the innovative diabetic retinopathy screening service A shortage of local eye care specialists in the Norway, Maine, area has led to an [...]

A Vision for Rural Maine: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Using Artificial Intelligence2022-05-20T15:03:47+00:00

Helping Newborns in Distress: Augmented Reality Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation

In rural Maine areas, outside of Portland, babies born in distress are six times more likely to have significant and adverse complications, which can be fatal. While help for these newborns is available, rural healthcare workers don’t see many cases of the condition and therefore do [...]

Helping Newborns in Distress: Augmented Reality Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation2022-04-08T18:48:41+00:00

From Salad Bar to Grocery Store

Some of the grocery items available to care team members at the LincolnHealth grab-and-go grocery store Like many other MaineHealth facilities, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta, ME, could only serve food to care team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Schwarz, Director of the LincolnHealth Miles Café, and his team [...]

From Salad Bar to Grocery Store2022-04-18T19:20:27+00:00

Saving Lives Anytime, Any Place: The Rescue Vac

“True emergencies are not convenient,” says Will Connolly, RN. “They do not happen where or when you want them to.” Will Connolly, RN with an early Rescue Vac prototype at Maine Medical Center For 13 years, Will has triaged and cared for countless patients working as a [...]

Saving Lives Anytime, Any Place: The Rescue Vac2022-04-19T12:05:36+00:00
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