Enhanced Infection Control

With the increased focus on infection control within the hospital environment, every little detailfalse

Preventing Downtime on Mobile Computer Carts

What is the best way to reduce the likelihood of equipment failing? Preventive maintenance. It isfalse
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COVID Vaccines Highlight The Critical Importance Of Environmental Monitoring

The COVID-19 experience has brought to light the critical importance of environmental monitoring:false
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Vaccine Carts-Highly Mobile & Customizable

Are you looking for solutions to meet the high demand for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout? We havefalse
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Just An Ordinary Day

Finding good customer service is tough. It is a challenge just navigating maze-like automated phonefalse
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Cry Wolf

Alarm Fatigue: a pretty fancy term, but what does it mean?  In the Patient Security System businessfalse

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Evaluating The Integrator

When considering a major system purchase it is just as important to evaluate the systemsfalse
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Are your ceilings and communication rooms considered “Spaghetti Incidents”?

Most will ask, “What is a Spaghetti Incident?” and the answer is poor cabling practices, in that,false

An Uptick in COVID-19

Unfortunately, your team may be preparing for an increase in COVID-19 patients. We are here tofalse

Close Call In The OB

CODE PINK! CODE PINK! This is the universal code that signals an abduction attempt is taking placefalse
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Servers Don't Last Forever

Our healthcare customers depend on their Patient Security Systems. And most patients and familiesfalse

WOW; Workstation (Computer) on Wheels

At IMS we specialize in four different product groups. One of those groups is EMR Computer Mountingfalse
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Making Sense When Planning A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) Project

Every one of us has had the experience of making a purchase. Whether you've been to a carfalse
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Enhanced Infection Control

With the increased focus on infection control within the hospital environment, every little detailfalse
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The Role of a System Administrator

The System Administrator (SA) plays an important role in the day to day success of a Patientfalse
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Delivering On Our Promise, Every Time

There is nothing more frustrating than getting something new and finding out it does not work thefalse
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The IMS Way - A Project Life Cycle

Innovative Medical Systems (IMS) has over 30 years of experience implementing and integratingfalse
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The Recipe for Success

The whole group agreed. That was amazing enough and this group never agreed on anything! But theyfalse

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Call Anytime! We're Here For You - 24 - 7 - 365

As a Service Technician for IMS, I work directly with Nurses, Nurse Managers, Biomed Technicians,false

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IMS's Response to COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order No. 2020-21 was issued on Marchfalse
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Exit Stage Right

A few years ago, I was on site at a hospital to complete their yearly preventative maintenance onfalse
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Too Many Computers?

Just a brief decade ago, computers and electronic charting were trickling into many hospitalfalse
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Simply Speaking

The adage that if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough, rings truefalse
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Identifying the role of supply-chain in preventing “Never Events”

The sad but true statistic remains that over 250,000 preventable deaths occur across the USfalse
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"Wish all vendors were as good as IMS!"

Being a service technician has taken me into hundreds of different hospitals over the 14 plus yearsfalse
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Slaying the Paperwork Dragon

Most of us would agree that paperwork is a pain.  For example, according to the IRS, Americanfalse

Shocking Statistics

Tis' the season to plan costumes, shop for candy, watch horror movies, jaunt through the localfalse
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Do You Want Your House Built by the Low Bidder?

Organizations always want “the most bang for the buck” to maximize available dollars for afalse
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It's Storytime

Every day we face customers who need to make tough decisions. Decisions about providing more withfalse

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Core Competencies

Have you ever considered what makes someone choose one company over another? Is it the exclusivefalse
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National Epidemic: Workplace Violence in Healthcare on the Rise

There is no higher calling than to serve and care for others. Those that take up this altruisticfalse
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Staying Afloat With Hospital Technology

In a recent web article on Med-Tech Outlook, Edward Nevill Maltass, CIO at El Centro Medical Centerfalse
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Best of The Best

The National Dog Show, televised every year after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, has become afalse
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Drills: Practicing for Real Emergencies

One of my high school coaches often reminded us of the importance of every practice and giving ourfalse

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Seasons Change-Spark Joy

It’s that time again - Spring Time.  Time to open the windows and breathe in the fresh air!

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Opioid Crisis Threatens Hospital Staff

According to a recent article on HealthDay.com, “Nearly half of American emergency physicians saidfalse
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Who Do You Trust?

In our last blog we discussed “Buyers’ Remorse” and how making an educated purchasing decisionfalse

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Buyer's Remorse - Making An Educated Decision

We all experience buyer’s remorse at one time or another. It rears its ugly head when the productfalse
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Outfitting Nursing Simulation Labs

Helping Nursing Students Gain Experiential Learning in a Simulation Lab  We have been workingfalse

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beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep

 Ever noticed the different types of alarms in a hospital? Nurses and clinicians are exposed tofalse

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Super Bowl Of Service

The annual championship game of the National Football League is where the top two NFL teams battlefalse

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WOW's and More

Throughout the year we plan to highlight our various product management teams. Our goal is tofalse
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A Sit Down with Ali Youssef, Principal Mobility Architect at Henry Ford Health Systems

View our video series regarding an exclusive sit-down with Ali Youssef, Principal Mobility Expertfalse

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Recapping 2018

As we prepare for the holiday season and ring in 2019, we reflect on the past year and anticipatefalse

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Meet Pete, Scott and Josh

Pete Singleton, U.S. Air Force. Served for 10 years from 1987 - 1997  Why did you choose thisfalse

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Meet Leah, Jason and Dave

Leah Mathewson, U.S. Air Force. Served for eight years Why did you choose this branch of militaryfalse
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Meet Ray, Eric and Chris

Ray Cebulski, U.S. Navy, Naval Aviation. Served six years from 1969-1975 Why did you choose thisfalse

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Honoring Veteran's

For the month of November, IMS will honor the employees at IMS that have served in the military, byfalse
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Flying Monkeys

This is the month when scary things are celebrated.  I remember a night in my childhood, afterfalse

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Meet the Team!

Finding the right skills in a sales professional is no easy task. Layer in the unique qualities wefalse

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"You Did What You Said You Were Going To Do!"

“You did what you said you were going to do!” was shared in amazement by a customer.  I was equallyfalse
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Saving Lives

 Time is of the essence when a new mom hemorrhages after childbirth, often the difference betweenfalse

Not So Bitter

“Wanna try?” My dad asked, extending his coffee mug my direction. I’d always watch my dad withfalse

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Love It or Leave It

When Starbuck’s announced the early introduction of their ever popular “Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL)”false

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Danke! Gracias! Je vous remercie! Thank You!

When was the last time you received great customer service? Did someone go out of the way? Did theyfalse
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"It's Like Family"

A couple weeks ago we shared our comprehensive Project Management process that is designed to keepfalse
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Washy...Washy...

“. . . some doctors were offended . . .at the suggestion that they should wash their hands.” false
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It's In The Details

One thing we hear over and over, is that we are very detail oriented when IMS quotes an IT basedfalse

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Precision In Processes

What happens after you send in a PO for an order to IMS?  Our precise process and detailedfalse

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Work and Ethics

A new family moved in next door this Spring.  Early on I met Dad and a short while later I met Momfalse
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OverHaulin'...

The Mobile Bedside Sedation Story Bedside sedation is not new to the healthcare industry. Nor arefalse
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Lifecycle of an RTLS Project

Crawl, Walk, Run: Improving Clinical Efficiency and Effectiveness  As an experienced knowledgeablefalse
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Leaving A Bad Taste

Even today I can still remember the first time I ate prepackaged yogurt.  It was supposed to befalse
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The Art of Customer Service

A recent call to a company resulted in getting disconnected after a couple transfers to find thefalse
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Key To Success

One of the keys to the success of a new Patient Security or RTLS system is not only implementationfalse

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The Voice of IMS

At IMS, focusing on our customers and ensuring we deliver high quality customer service on afalse

An Abduction Warning...

This news report comes in from the Carolinas, and not only alerts one about the importance offalse
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Tools For The OB

For the past several years now, the nursery in OB units all across the USA are getting re-purposedfalse

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30 Ways of Giving

In 1988, Innovative Medical Systems opened their doors for business. To celebrate this milestonefalse
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From the Technicians...

In celebrating our 30th Anniversary, we will introduce our various departments and share more aboutfalse
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In 24 Hours...

When asked about a typical day in the life of an IMS Service Technician, my first response is, “Itfalse
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Do You Know The Enemy?

When my daughter was in her pre-teens, some strange physical things began to happen to her. Shefalse
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Where’s Waldo?

If he is wearing an RTLS badge you could find him in an instant. There is growing interest in Realfalse

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Do You Remember?

To share the past 30 years and continue celebrating our 30th anniversary with you, I developed a false

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Celebrating 30 Years...

It is hard for me to believe but just this week Innovative Medical Systems (IMS) is celebrating itsfalse
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High Alert For Maternity Wards...

We take Infant Security serious and when this news story was brought to our attention, we felt itfalse
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“Bug” Catcher!

Years ago, when camping, my friend’s children carried store-bought screened bug boxes around andfalse

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Who is your Champion? 

Ever buy a new gadget or power tool?  Only to find, a year later, that the new tool needs to havefalse
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Five P's of Patient Security...

Proper Preparation (Planning) Prevents Poor Performance We can all relate to this scenario;false
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Changes Ahead

I was recently prompted by my computer to change my password because a new password is required infalse

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Reflecting on 2017

As we prepare for the holiday season and ring in 2018, we reflect on the past year and anticipatefalse

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Honesty and Integrity

We started 2017, with our first blog, Doing Business Differently - Culture, Change and Criticism,false
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A 1980 Sunbird

Remember when you got your first car?  I do. It was my Dad’s car and growing up I helped him washfalse
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Peanut Butter and Jelly

I don’t like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  In fact, I really don’t care much for anythingfalse

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Keeping Up With The Times

For our final long – timer blog, I’m going to introduce you to Ron Rittner.  He has worked at IMSfalse
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First Step...

Making smart future proof investments utilizing Real Time Locating System (RTLS) technology is nofalse
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Out of Desperation

Desperation can make a new mom do the unthinkable. Take, for example, a situation when a new momfalse
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It Began In The Pool

As a Service Technician for Innovative Medical Systems (IMS), one of my roles is to help hospitalsfalse

IMS

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Making An Impact

As we continue introducing our long-time employees, we would like to present to you someone who hasfalse
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Reducing Errors At The Bedside

Creating a specimen label at the bedside improves patient safety by avoiding errors andfalse
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Solving An Identity Crisis

Several years ago, I was struck by how a single word could not only identify something—what itfalse
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A Wandering Foot

Growing up, one of my passions was reading, and one of my favorite book series was Little House onfalse

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Dedication!

One of the quality traits of IMS, uncommon for employers today, is employee retention.  The Bureaufalse
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It Can't Happen Here!

You might be thinking to yourself, “We are a small hospital; we know everyone coming and going. Wefalse
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Hiring The Right Integrator

As the latest technology capabilities are adopted by healthcare, hospitals face the challenge offalse
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Preventing Downtime on Mobile Computer Carts

What’s the best way to reduce the likelihood of equipment failing? Preventive maintenance. It’sfalse

Approved Cleaning Materials for Hugs® and Kisses® Tags

This Technical Bulletin provides important information about which cleaning materials have beenfalse
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What Happened To Our Network?

Few things are as frightening to an IT professional as seeing some variation of a ransomwarefalse
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Locate, Manage, & Optimize Your Medical Assets w/RTLS/RFID Solutions

Patient care requires that the right medical equipment is available and ready for use when needed.false
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Can Being Nice Save Your Hospital Thousands of Dollars?

Be Nice with Purpose - Solving a problem before it becomes a problem can save thousands of dollars!