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29 November 29, 2016

Sutter Health to Offer Velano’s Needle-Free Blood Draw Device

By Amirah Al Idrus | November 29, 2016 Sacramento’s Sutter Health is piloting Velano Vascular’s needle-free blood draw technology. It is among the first health systems in the country to offer the tech, which is based on the peripheral IV line that most in-patients already have. Sutter Health joins several other health systems, including Intermountain Healthcare [...]

29 November 29, 2016

Velano Vascular Partners with Sutter Health to Scale Novel Blood Draw Device Business

By Andrew Zaleski | November 29, 2016 Hospital patients are often the recipients of an unpleasant early-morning ritual: a wake-up call at 4:30 by a nurse who needs to draw blood to ensure it goes to processing before doctors do their morning rounds. “Patients being woken up is happening often, and it’s happening for a good [...]

9 November 9, 2016

Six Hospital, Health System CEOs Pursuing Passions Projects

By Mary Rechtoris | November 8, 2016 As a hospital and health system CEO, this individual is charged with pursuing and heading up projects integral to an organization’s mission and success. Here are six hospital and health system CEOs currently working on projects pertinent to their organization. 1. Meri Armour, president and CEO of Le [...]

31 October 31, 2016

Three Ways Patients Can Drive Health Care Improvements

THESE BEST PRACTICES EXEMPLIFY THE POTENTIAL OF PATIENT AND FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCILS IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING. By Maureen Fagan, D.N.P | October 31, 2016 A commitment to patient-centered care is reshaping modern health care. It is leaving behind what is often seen as a cold, inflexible system for one that serves the patient with [...]

27 October 27, 2016

Rethinking the Blood Collection Process

By Gonzague Mulot | October 27, 2016 Blood draws are not pleasant –for anyone. With a roughly 760 inpatient blood draws conducted every minute in the United States alone, these are the most common invasive medical procedure and yet one of the most critical aspects of patient care. Blood collection practices and technologies have not [...]

17 October 17, 2016

Velano Vascular Nurse Survey Highlights Realities of Inpatient Blood Draws

First phase of multi-year, nurse inpatient blood draw survey reflects promise for innovation, humanization and standardization of ubiquitous procedure  San Francisco, Calif. – Oct 17, 2016 – Medical device innovator Velano Vascular today unveiled findings from the first phase of its multi-year nurse blood collection practice survey. Initial results document a wide variance of hospital [...]

29 August 29, 2016

The Steve Jobs Of Drawing Blood

By Robert Reiss, Contributor to Forbes  | August 29, 2016 I was recently at a board meeting at Griffin Hospital and our CEO was telling us about a new product that could transform perhaps the most ubiquitous healthcare practice – drawing blood. The concept from a company called Velano Vascular repurposes the IV most hospital [...]

19 July 19, 2016

Velano Vascular Earns Frost & Sullivan 2016 New Product Innovation Award

Innovative technology expected to set a new standard of compassionate care for both patients and caregivers SAN FRANCISCO – July 19, 2016 – Medical device innovator Velano Vascular today announced that it has been named the Frost & Sullivan 2016 New Product Innovation Award winner for its disruptive PIVO blood draw device. Based on an [...]

20 May 20, 2016

This Startup Aims to Reduce the Need for Needles for Blood Draws

By Roger Parloff, Fortune  | May 20, 2016 And no, it’s not Theranos. Startups that aim to cut back on the use of needles for blood draws may face some skepticism these days—the unfortunate legacy of troubled unicorn Theranos. But Velano Vascular, a tiny San Francisco outfit launched in 2012, bears little resemblance to Theranos, [...]

16 May 16, 2016

We Can Do Better in Protecting Our Frontline Caregivers

Fifteen years ago, the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act was enacted to protect healthcare workers across the U.S. from preventable needlestick injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Additional laws and industry efforts in the interceding years have helped curb workplace risks for healthcare employees. However, despite this initial progress, the momentum behind doing the [...]

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