Diversified is a truly unique medical device and technology solutions provider. Its core competency in technology integration and knowledge of the medical facility space is unprecedented when compared to traditional medical technology companies. Its expansive capabilities provide its hospital partners with the ability to partner with one company to drive standardization initiatives across the enterprise, create new and innovative immersive and experiential areas for patients and family while ensuring their investments are fully leveraged and utilized.
The Diversified Medical Innovation Group was founded in September of 2016. The first year focused on infrastructure investments to build a team of medical device subject matter experts with extensive experience in product development, medical device sales and service, regulatory, OR and interventional procedure suite integration. Year one also included the launch of its quality management system framework.
“This past year has been pivotal for our Medical Innovation Group as our quality management system was approved for certification to the stringent ISO 13485:2016 standards, we completed the initial design and release of our flagship product, CORIS® IPS2™, registered with the FDA and listed our first product,” said Steve Plaugher, Senior Vice President Medical Innovation Group. “We were also successful in partnering with several hospitals where our vendor-neutral, vintage-agnostic OR integration technology and in-house first responder service model is already demonstrating cost-savings benefits to our hospital partners.”
The results are a reflection of attention to detail and the knowledge and desire to build a strong foundation to build upon as the company grows.
“Our success is the direct result of Diversified’s commitment to investing in a team of OR and interventional procedure suite integration subject matter experts and our team’s daily focus on ensuring true vendor-neutral, vintage-agnostic integration,” Plaugher shared.
Recognizing the broad array of technology solutions Diversified provides health care facilities, its executive leadership team created a division focused exclusively on the medical market.
“With a 25-year history of providing cutting-edge solutions and exceptional service, Diversified has emerged as a leading global technology solutions partner,” said Plaugher. “Our reputation and strategic growth has enabled us to align with some of the most innovative companies in the medical marketplace and, through acquisition, enrich our offerings, capabilities and expertise to our clients and, ultimately, to the patients in their care.”
The Diversified Medical Innovation Group has a laser focus when it comes to the latest advances in technology and how to equip customers with solutions.
“Every day, our company is focused on one thing – being the best at technology integration,” Plaugher said. “Our Medical Innovation Group team leverages the company’s expansive capabilities and couple it with our medical team’s expert knowledge of the medical device and procedure suite integration market.”
“Our team understands hospitals have made significant investments in a wide array of medical devices used in operating rooms and interventional procedure suites, all made by many different medical device companies,” he added. “We also understand no one medical company makes the best product for every procedure or application and hospitals must have the flexibility to continue to invest in medical device technologies from many different manufacturers, without sacrificing the ability to integrate them into their ecosystem.”
Integration is not new, but is becoming more important on an almost daily basis throughout health care. Solutions that generate increased patient satisfaction, improved patient care and additional cost savings stand out.
“Many articles have been written regarding the benefit and value of the integrated operating room. These articles highlight the care provider team’s increased efficiencies, improved communications and patient care coordination and augmentation of the surgeon’s skills,” Plaugher said. “These fundamental premises, coupled with the fact we, as medical solutions providers, must be an integral and active participant in helping to reduce our hospital partner’s costs, are the foundation for our entire approach to integrating high value procedure suites such as operating rooms and interventional procedure suites.”
The Medical Innovation Group delivers solutions that help hospital partners reduce capital equipment costs, improve care provider team efficiency and increase focus on patient care.
“At the core of our disruptive approach is our CORIS® IPS2™ vendor-neutral, vintage-agnostic Video over IP based integration platform,” Plaugher said. “This platform ensures our partner’s existing capital assets can be integrated into the procedure suite while providing a venue for investing in new, best-of-breed technology such as 4K video, regardless of manufacturer. This approach provides unparalleled flexibility and connectivity to their medical devices and systems.”
When CORIS® family products are combined, the IP-based architecture provides the ability to scale and distribute content to all care team providers, regardless of physical location.
“Our service model is equally disruptive as our CORIS® product family utilizes an IP-based architecture affording Diversified the ability to offer a lower cost, IT-based service support model,” Plaugher said. “Our goal is to train in-house HTM professionals to be highly effective first responders supported by a 24/7/365 service support system. This model is identical to the approach most hospital IS departments have undertaken as it is a significantly lower cost service model when compared to traditional break/fix models supported by field engineers.”
“Our mission is to leverage our medical team’s expert knowledge of the market with Diversified’s access to best-of-breed technology and core competencies in technology integration, to create and deliver solutions that provide health care professionals and institutions with clinical integration solutions and workflow optimization tools that complement their existing assets and infrastructure, while providing interoperability with new and emerging technologies,” Plaugher added.
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