Our Work

Devices

The development of new medical devices is a critical part of improving patient care. We support teams of nurses and engineers to innovate together, working toward this common goal.

Services

Understanding how clinicians and patients interact with medical devices and products provides critical insight for innovation. We facilitate end-user focus groups and surveys to support the key developments in both industry and clinical practice.

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Reducing Harm Caused by Non Ventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (NVHAP) through the use of oral health care
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Reducing Harm Caused by Non Ventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (NVHAP) through the use of oral health care

Non-Ventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (NVHAP) is a leading cause of healthcare acquired infections in hospitals.  Despite the known harm, most hospitals do not report or monitor NVHAP, and neither the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) nor the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service CMS) have any mandatory reporting requirements.  A growing body of evidence demonstrates that Oral Health Care is important for the prevention of NVHAP.

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Black Maternal Mobility in Western Massachusetts: The experience of transportation among Black Pregnant Women
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Black Maternal Mobility in Western Massachusetts: The experience of transportation among Black Pregnant Women

The purpose of this study is to investigate the transportation needs of pregnant Black women and identify the factors that may contribute to the racial disparities in maternal health outcomes.

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Multi-level Factors of Physical Health and Well-being in the Nursing Profession
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Multi-level Factors of Physical Health and Well-being in the Nursing Profession

Examining the factors that impact the health and well-being of nurses to identifty gaps in the nursing curricula and use self-reported data from nurses alongside engineering expertise with analytics to develop an intervention program that is based on physical activity, scalable, and sustainable.