Nicholson Center Blog

A lesson in Surgery Preparedness - From Hurricane Season

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Oct 17, 2017 1:00:57 PM

Being headquartered in Florida means we have plenty of experience in preparing for the worst when it comes to natural disasters. Our recent run-in with Hurricane Irma had us thinking about the amount of time we spend prepping our homes, families, companies and facilities in anticipation for the big storm, and how we can pull parallels for our dedication to surgical preparation.

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How Are New Surgical Platforms & VR Changing How We Operate?

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Oct 9, 2017 8:27:32 AM

This month, we explored the biggest news to come out of the medical technology world, with a particular focus on robotic and virtual innovations. While we’re seeing many new devices enter the market, we’re seeing some equally exciting new training methods too. Read on to see what we flagged as this month’s biggest advancements.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Single-Port Surgery

­­Meet Our Chief Learning Officer: Monica Reed, MD

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Sep 5, 2017 1:01:20 PM
“The growing of knowledge creates change naturally and organically, and change is how we advance ourselves, peers, culture and all of mankind.” –Monica Reed, MD
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Topics: Medical Training, Medical News

Vlog: What does the flexdex bring to laparoscopy?

Posted by Roger Smith, PhD on Aug 1, 2017 11:24:34 AM

With the increasing innovation within the Robotic Surgery space, we took a look at how these changes are influencing the laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgery instrumentation industry.


Our Chief Technology Officer, Roger Smith, PhD, had the chance to test out the FlexDex surgical instrument, which combines the dexterity of robotic surgery with a laparoscopic surgical device. Dr. Smith’s extensive research in robotic surgery has provided him insights on many potential implications for the FlexDex instrument, and how it may play a valuable role in the future of minimally invasive surgery technologies.

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Topics: Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation, Robotic Surgery, Medical Training, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

Patient Engagement and the Improvement of Care and Recovery

Posted by Stephen Porritt on Jul 27, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Patient engagement systems are revolutionizing how patients are cared for. Using technology that patients are already familiar with helps distract from discomfort and pain, educate them about their treatment, and reduce nurse call button presses. This improvement of care is resulting in happier patients, which leads to better Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores. Below, we’ve listed some of the biggest impacts that engagement has on the industry, and the technology they are using to make it happen.

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Topics: Medical Technology, Patient Engagement

How to Make Your Medical Training Event Over the Top

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Jul 12, 2017 3:03:33 PM

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Do you hope to "wow" the person you are meeting? Why not consider the same experience for hosting a medical training event? Enter the conversation of how to take your training event above and beyond the call of duty. Hopefully you will have selected a training facility that offers top of the line service. A dedicated audio/visual team, onsite concierge, expert lab staff, and a world class facility are just some of the ways to do that. Now, let's learn how to translate that into your already packed agenda.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Medical Conference, Meeting Planning, Medical Training

Handling the Daily Stresses of Meeting Planning

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Jul 5, 2017 3:10:31 PM

Did you know that men and women actually stress differently? Men tend to put a higher emphasis on achievement and success, and women tend to put a higher emphasis on relationships. Now think about the role you currently have, and how your stress impacts your personal and professional life.

As a meeting planner, you are the reason the conference is either successful or a failure. Meeting planning holds a lot of pressure. But fear not! We have several tips to help ease the stress you experience every day.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Medical Conference, Meeting Planning

How Technology is Changing Patient Engagement

Posted by Kendall Beaumont on Jun 27, 2017 4:14:30 PM

Patient engagement technology has given healthcare providers the ability to bridge the gap between them and their patients. From wearables to mobile health apps, communication has never been more accessible within the healthcare industry.

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Topics: Medical Innovation, Medical Technology

Important Questions to Ask Your Medical Training Facility

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Jun 21, 2017 3:14:11 PM

You have reserved space for numerous other meetings, and suddenly the curve ball is thrown at you, “can you organize a medical training conference? We also need lab space.” Before becoming overwhelmed with trying to find a location that will best fit your client’s needs, as well as other meeting planning duties, make sure you have done your homework on the training site. Here is a list of questions worth asking before securing your location.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Meeting Planning, Medical Training

How to Manage Your Meeting Budget

Posted by Tom Pasha on Jun 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Sometimes a meeting budget can grow in ways not foreseen by anyone, including the planner, the attendees, or their bosses. During the Meeting Planning MasterMind training in Kissimmee, FL on July 11-13, in partnership with Meetings Today and Experience Kissimmee, we will discuss how knowing the ins and outs of hotel operations can make you a more effective meeting planner.  

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Meeting Planning

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