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At 3M Health Care, we connect people, insights, science and technology to solve problems around the world. From groundbreaking medical solutions to intuitive software and services, our innovations help elevate health care. Click the stories below to learn more about what we’re up to – and where we’ll go next.

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  • 3M Health Care Executive Mojdeh Poul named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People list

    3M executive honored by Modern Healthcare for leadership in healthcare industry.

    12/10/2020 Modern Healthcare,industry news,healthcare award,Mojdeh Poul 3M Health Care Executive Mojdeh Poul named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People list
  • Remembering a remarkable 3M scientist: The life and legacy of Paul E. Hansen

    3M scientists inspire, innovate – and invent technologies that have an enduring impact. In this moving tribute by a 3M scientist about her 3M scientist dad, we learn legacies also live on in colleagues, friends, and family.

    01/28/2021 Remembering a remarkable 3M scientist: The life and legacy of Paul E. Hansen
  • The Healthcare Technology Report names 3M Health Care Executive Mojdeh Poul as a top leader in 2021

    The Healthcare Technology Report has named Mojdeh Poul, executive vice president of 3M Health Care, one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Medical Devices of 2021. Learn more about what makes Mojdeh an innovative and inspiring leader for 3M Health Care.

    02/02/2021 Modern Healthcare,industry news,healthcare award,Mojdeh Poul The Healthcare Technology Report names 3M Health Care Executive Mojdeh Poul as a top leader in 2021
  • How eLabeling could help health care organizations minimize waste

    In an industry where single-use products and special packaging are often prerequisites for patient safety – eLabeling may make a big difference for clinicians and the environment. Learn how two 3Mers teamed up to bring eLabeling to 3M health care.

    02/04/2021 How eLabeling could help health care organizations minimize waste
  • Getting a boost: How adjuvants can improve vaccines for COVID-19

    Learn how adjuvants can help boost the immune system and enhance the effectiveness of a vaccine.

    10/29/2020 Adjuvant,vaccine,COVID-19,3M-052,vaccine booster,immune response,TLR Getting a boost: How adjuvants can improve vaccines for COVID-19
  • Living with life-threatening food allergies: What does the future hold?

    Food allergies have been on the uptick in the past few decades. Learn how two families are dealing with severe food allergies and what they’d like to see in the future. Hear from an allergist about currently available treatments and what might be coming soon.

    09/18/2020 Living with life-threatening food allergies: What does the future hold?
  • Listen first: The stethoscope meets digital technology

    3M Littmann Stethoscopes and Eko have joined forces to create a new digital stethoscope that helps clinicians get a clearer picture of patient health.

    10/20/2020 3M™ Littmann® CORE Digital Stethoscope,Eko software,Eko,3M™ Littmann,Digital Stethoscope Listen first: The stethoscope meets digital technology
  • Harvesting proteins to find a vaccine for COVID-19

    Learn how 3M scientists are helping in the fight against the pandemic by working alongside biopharmaceutical companies as they develop and manufacture protein-based vaccines and therapeutics.

    10/07/2020 Biopharmaceutical,biopharma,pharmaceutical,purification,filtration,pandemic,vaccine,COVID,coronavirus,treatment,monoclonal ,antibodies Harvesting proteins to find a vaccine for COVID-19
  • What the 3M State of Science Index means for health

    COVID-19 is shifting the way people around the globe view science – for the better. The 2020 3M State of Science Index (SOSI) reveals that more people believe science plays a critical role in solving public health crises. Learn more about these changing attitudes and what they mean for health care.

    10/07/2020 science research,3M State of Science Index,science and health, global health,pandemic,pandemic science What the 3M State of Science Index means for health
  • Clearing the way for orthodontic patients: How the 3M Clinical Support team stepped up during COVID-19

    Consistency is key for 3M™ Clarity™ Aligner patients. A lapse in treatment could cause teeth to shift back to their original position. Read how the 3M Clinical Support Team sprang into action to prevent treatment delays during COVID-19 closures.

    08/24/2020 adult braces,adult orthodontics,clear aligners,aligners,esthetic orthodontics,malocclusions,Clarity Aligners System,3M™ Clarity™ Aligners Clearing the way for orthodontic patients: How the 3M Clinical Support team stepped up during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and the acceleration of value-based healthcare

    The transition to value-based healthcare from fee-for-service medicine was stuck in neutral. That is, until the coronavirus came along. Two healthcare reimbursement experts explain why they believe COVID-19 will speed the adoption of value-based care models.

    08/06/2020 Value-based care,value-based healthcare,fee-for-service medicine,healthcare reimbursement,care models COVID-19 and the acceleration of value-based healthcare
  • Embracing healthcare consumerism during COVID-19 and beyond

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak revealed the speed with which patients can change their minds about how and when they access care. Two experts explain how your organization can tap the power of healthcare consumerism to recover faster from the pandemic and thrive in the new healthcare economy.

    08/06/2020 Healthcare consumerism,consumer-oriented healthcare,patient to consumer,healthcare technology,dental consumerism Embracing healthcare consumerism during COVID-19 and beyond
  • Science is better when shared: How 3M and Nissha made anti-fog face shields

    Every day, science helps to create new solutions—and in times of crisis, these solutions are more important than ever. Learn how 3M and Nissha Medical Technologies leveraged the power of science to create a new face shield.

    08/03/2020 Science is better when shared: How 3M and Nissha made anti-fog face shields
  • Importance of whole-person healthcare post-COVID-19

    Treating all aspects of a patient’s health, not just the reason they sought health services, will be essential to helping patients maintain and improve their health status after the coronavirus outbreak subsides. Two whole-person health advocates explain why.

    05/26/2020 Whole-person health,Whole-person health care,Whole-person agenda,Integrated care,Coordinated care,Holistic care Importance of whole-person healthcare post-COVID-19
  • What the COVID-19 outbreak can teach healthcare leaders about effective storytelling

    Hospital and health system execs can learn from the COVID-19 experience and carry it over into their day-to-day management style when things get back to normal.

    04/24/2020 Storytelling,change_management,healthcare_management,leadership,communication,leading_teams,healthcare_executive What the COVID-19 outbreak can teach healthcare leaders about effective storytelling
  • What you can do this week to reduce your healthcare facility’s carbon footprint

    Slowing or even reversing climate change is a global responsibility, and that responsibility begins with you at your healthcare facility. Two healthcare sustainability experts explain why and reveal what you can do about it now.

    01/30/2020 What you can do this week to reduce your healthcare facility’s carbon footprint
  • Avoiding burnout: tips for practicing medicine with joy

    Providing great care to patients is a source of joy for both doctors and nurses. But the list of things stealing that joy away from you seems to be getting longer by the day. You can get it back. How? Three experts reveal their secrets to making the practice of medicine enjoyable again. 

    01/30/2020 Avoiding burnout: tips for practicing medicine with joy
  • A secret weapon in chairside dentistry

    Dr. Steve Ozer explains why a high-temperature sintering furnace may provide invaluable efficiencies for many dentists.

    04/09/2019 A secret weapon in chairside dentistry
  • Plating up food safety

    Three decades ago, microbiologists who conduct food safety tests were introduced to a new, more efficient and accurate way to detect bacteria in foods.

    02/05/2018 Plating up food safety
  • Improving diabetes care one drop at a time

    Learn how one technology is making a host of new diabetes technologies possible

    12/04/2015 Improving diabetes care one drop at a time
  • Tips for diabetic foot care

    With a few practices and tools, you can maximize the health of your legs and feet.

    11/24/2015 Tips for diabetic foot care
  • A term you should learn: MARSI

    Find out how you can reduce the risk of adhesive-related skin injuries.

    10/30/2015 A term you should learn: MARSI
  • Giving little patients something to smile about.

    We’re creating ways to protect young teeth and give little patients the royal treatment.

    06/04/2015 Giving little patients something to smile about.
  • Innovating the humble medical tape roll.

    3M™ Single Patient Tape Rolls are helping nurses treat patients, one roll at a time.

    05/21/2015 Innovating the humble medical tape roll.
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