Telehealth Cart: Innovative Collaboration Makes Patient Care Successful

When the MaineHealth IT team identified the need for a telehealth solution that was affordable, easy to use, and interfaced with internal MaineHealth technology, they searched nationwide to find a suitable product. Their search turned up nothing that met all of their needs, so they decided to assemble their [...]

Telehealth Cart: Innovative Collaboration Makes Patient Care Successful2022-11-10T13:26:10+00:00

Bridging the Health Gap for Rural Youth: The School and Community Health Advisory Council

Children and teens in rural areas often face barriers, such as travel time, when accessing healthcare, whether they’re sick or seeking preventive treatment. In Lincoln County, School Based Health Clinics (SBHCs) have helped address these obstacles. But a few years ago, as mental health needs for rural youth increased [...]

Bridging the Health Gap for Rural Youth: The School and Community Health Advisory Council2022-10-25T18:45:04+00:00

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 Enclosure2022-05-30T19:47:07+00:00

Busting Vaccine Myths! A Novel Approach to Engaging with Vaccine-Hesitant Healthcare Workers

A sample quiz developed by Dr. Plourde Andy Patstone, President of Western Maine Health, leaned on Dr. Carolyn Plourde’s expertise as an experienced physician and educator to engage in critical COVID-19 vaccine myth busting among vaccine-hesitant healthcare workers concerned about pregnancy, fertility, and breastfeeding. Dr. Plourde, a [...]

Busting Vaccine Myths! A Novel Approach to Engaging with Vaccine-Hesitant Healthcare Workers2022-04-18T19:28:28+00:00

Better Tools for Better Brains: The “Smart” Robotic Clot Retriever

“To be an innovator or entrepreneur was not exactly my intent,” says Rob Ecker, MD, MBA, Chief of Neuroscience at MaineHealth and Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery at Maine Medical Center. But that’s exactly what happened when Rob and his colleagues set out to develop a better way to clear [...]

Better Tools for Better Brains: The “Smart” Robotic Clot Retriever2022-04-08T18:50:28+00:00

Easing Anxiety in Young Patients: Play Portal

As psychologist Jean Piaget teaches, play is a child’s work. Bethany Sweet, a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, helps young patients and their families cope with and understand various diagnoses and medical procedures. The patients are often anxious [...]

Easing Anxiety in Young Patients: Play Portal2022-04-19T11:56:54+00:00

Closing the Loop on Infection: The Halter Clip

Dr. Jeff Halter, Pediatric Surgeon at Maine Medical Center, likes to see his patients go home happy and healthy after surgery. Unfortunately, for many of his patients who use a gastrostomy tube, or g-tube, a return trip to the operating room is inevitable. Gastrostomy tubes, or g-tubes, are feeding [...]

Closing the Loop on Infection: The Halter Clip2022-04-08T18:25:35+00:00
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