Benefits of Overbed Tables

An Overbed Table is an indispensable piece of equipment in both Acute Care and Long-Term Care...

Harnessing the Power of Clinical Information Systems

In an era of rapid technological advancements, the healthcare industry is undergoing a major...
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Best Practices for EHR Documentation

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have revolutionized healthcare by streamlining patient information...
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Workstations on Wheels (WOWs) and Their Benefits to Nurses

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, nurses play a vital role in patient care. To facilitate...
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Rooming-In

“Rooming-In”. This term is no longer new. The practice has been increasing greatly for nearly a...
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Realistic Nursing Simulation Labs

Helping Nursing Students Gain Experiential Learning in a Simulation Lab We have been working with...
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Ergonomic Medical Equipment: Enhancing Patient Care

Enhancing Patient Care through Ergonomic Medical Equipment In the rapidly evolving landscape of...
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Top 10 Healthcare Trends in 2022

1 – There are now 784,626 healthcare businesses in the United States alone, and this figure is...
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Want Your House Built by the Low Bidder?

If you build a home, do you solicit bids and then simply award the work to the lowest bidder? It...
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Enhanced Infection Control

With the increased focus on infection control within the hospital environment, every little detail...
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Preventing Downtime on Mobile Computer Carts

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

The COVID-19 experience has brought to light the critical importance of environmental monitoring:...
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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 have...
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Just An Ordinary Day

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

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

IMS

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Evaluating The Integrator

When considering a major system purchase it is just as important to evaluate the systems...
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Patient Security System Spaghetti Incidents

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

An Uptick in COVID-19

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

Close Call In The OB

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

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

WOW; Workstation (Computer) on Wheels

At IMS we specialize in four different product groups. One of those groups is EMR Computer Mounting...
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Planning Your Real Time Locating System (RTLS) Project

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

With the increased focus on infection control within the hospital environment, every little detail...
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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 Patient...
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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 the...
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The IMS Way - A Project Life Cycle

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

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

IMS

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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,...

IMS

IMS's Response to COVID-19

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

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

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

The adage that if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough, rings true...
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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 US...
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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 years...
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Slaying the Paperwork Dragon

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

Shocking Statistics

Tis' the season to plan costumes, shop for candy, watch horror movies, jaunt through the local...
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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 a...
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It's Storytime

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

IMS

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Core Competencies

Have you ever considered what makes someone choose one company over another? Is it the exclusive...
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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 altruistic...
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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 Center...
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Best of The Best

The National Dog Show, televised every year after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, has become a...
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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 our...

IMS

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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!

IMS

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Opioid Crisis Threatens Hospital Staff

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

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

IMS

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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 product...

IMS

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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 to...

IMS

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Super Bowl Of Service

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

EMR

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WOW's and More

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

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

IMS

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Recapping 2018

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

IMS

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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 this...

IMS

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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 military...
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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 this...

IMS

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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, by...
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Flying Monkeys

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

IMS

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Meet the Team!

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

IMS

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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 equally...
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Saving Lives

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

Not So Bitter

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

IMS

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Love It or Leave It

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

IMS

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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 they...
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"It's Like Family"

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

“. . . some doctors were offended . . .at the suggestion that they should wash their hands.” ...
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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 based...

IMS

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Precision In Processes

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

IMS

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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 Mom...
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OverHaulin'...

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

Crawl, Walk, Run: Improving Clinical Efficiency and Effectiveness As an experienced knowledgeable...
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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 be...
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The Art of Customer Service | Maintaining Client Satisfaction

A recent call to a company resulted in getting disconnected after a couple transfers to find the...
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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 implementation...

IMS

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The Voice of IMS

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

An Abduction Warning...

This news report comes in from the Carolinas, and not only alerts one about the importance of...

IMS

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30 Ways of Giving

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

In celebrating our 30th Anniversary, we will introduce our various departments and share more about...
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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, “It...
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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. She...
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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 Real...

IMS

Do You Remember?

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

IMS

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Celebrating 30 Years...

It is hard for me to believe but just this week Innovative Medical Systems (IMS) is celebrating its...
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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 it...
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“Bug” Catcher!

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

IMS

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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 have...
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Five P's of Patient Security...

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

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

IMS

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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 anticipate...

IMS

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Honesty and Integrity

We started 2017, with our first blog, Doing Business Differently - Culture, Change and Criticism,...
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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 wash...
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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 anything...

IMS

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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 IMS...
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First Step...

Making smart future proof investments utilizing Real Time Locating System (RTLS) technology is no...
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Out of Desperation

Desperation can make a new mom do the unthinkable. Take, for example, a situation when a new mom...
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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 hospitals...

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 has...
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Reducing Errors At The Bedside

Creating a specimen label at the bedside improves patient safety by avoiding errors and...
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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 it...
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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 on...

IMS

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Dedication!

One of the quality traits of IMS, uncommon for employers today, is employee retention. The Bureau...