Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality & Healthcare: 3 Key Areas of Transformation

Virtual reality (VR) has made a major imprint among workplaces and in consumers’ lives.

 VR, is often found in gaming, digital entertainment, and retail shopping. One example is the eye glass company, Warby Parker, who take the guesswork out of online shopping for frames with a 3D virtual “try-on” tool. The 3D virtual “try-on” tool allows the remote shopper to try on various frames on their face shape without having to visit the store. Among all of the industries VR has infiltrated healthcare has arguably experienced the most impactful changes. Over the last several years, VR has positively enhanced patients’ outcomes and surgeons’ performance.

Within the healthcare market VR is projected to reach over $30 billion on a global scale within the next six years, displaying a CAGR of 42.4% from 2019-2026.

Here are 3 key areas where VR is positively transforming the healthcare industry.

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The Auxo Difference: Refurbished Equipment

Here at Auxo, we pride ourselves on delivering the best-refurbished equipment to our customers and continuing long, lasting relationships with them. As a leader in the health technology industry, we know that some refurbishment companies that do not live up to the same ideals of exceptional care that we do. To spread awareness of these poor refurbishment practices, we have provided tips on how to compare good refurbishment companies from the bad.

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Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria

Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria: What’s the Difference?

Did you know that our gastrointestinal tract (GI) is referred to as our “second brain“? The GI tract has its own reflexes and works independently of the brain, spinal cord, and the central nervous system. Organs that make up our GI tract are a “superhighway” in our body, that includes our mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus.

Our brain and gut are connected by a substantial network, including hundreds of millions of neurons, chemicals, and hormones that consistently provide feedback. The feedback dictates our hunger levels, if we’re experiencing stress, or if we’ve consumed a disease-inducing microbe (a microorganism).

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Meet Our Service Team

Here at Auxo, we pride ourselves on our service to customer relationships. Our service team not only provides customers with optimal repair service but also takes an extra step into building long-lasting relationships with them.

As we come into a new year, we would like to introduce you to our service team and take the first step into starting a growing relationship with you.


Mark Fisher

Partner, Vice President of National Contract Sales and Service

  • BS from East Carolina University in Industrial Distribution and Logistics
  • 12 years of field and managerial experience working with sterile processing and biomedical equipment
  • Certified to maintain Steris, Primus, Getinge, Scientek, Tuttnauer products
  • Virginia Biomedical Association Member since 2014
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate

How do your efforts on a day to day basis affect customers, and further, help them to help their patients?

 I like knowing that when I am on site to fix something that I feel empowered that my knowledge and experience will ultimately get the customer up and running. Like I always say, “If your oven is down your not cooking any food for your customers and the sterilizers and washers are like your kitchen of a surgery center!”

What do you like about working at Auxo Medical?

The fact that every day is completely different and their are new challenges to face. Also I don’t have a “desk job”, I get to visit friends and customers to help fix their issues at their facilities.”


Claude McGuire

AAMI Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)

  • GE Anesthesia Machine, ventilator, vaporizer certification
  • Erie Institute of Technology Associates Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Certified to maintain Steris, Primus, Getinge, Scientek, Tuttnauer products 8 years of field experience with Sterile Processing, Biomedical, and Anesthesia Equipment

How do your efforts on a day to day basis affect customers, and further, help them to help their patients?

By maintaining their equipment calibrations, and performing preventative maintenance ; we prevent down time and they know the equipment is up to standards. I try to form a working relationship with every customer which helps both them and us during stressful situations.

What do you like about working at Auxo Medical?

No day is ever the same! I could be doing a PM one day and the next day be across the state working on a sterilizer. I am always learning new things ; be it a new process, a more efficient way to approach a problem, or a new item of equipment to work on.

Auxo, as a company, is one of the best employers I have had – I have been treated with respect since day one, by everyone in the company. I enjoy coming to work, knowing that I am appreciated and respected.


Anthony Knighten

  • Central Georgia Technical College Associates in Electronics Technology
  • 2 years of field experience working with sterile processing and biomedical equipment
  • Certified to maintain Steris Sterilizers, Washers, Steam Generators
  • Experience maintaining Steris, Primus, Getinge, Scientek, Midmark Tuttnauer products

How do your efforts on a day to day basis affect customers, and further, help them to help their patients?

Most of my efforts go to ensuring equipment stays running or fixing what is not. By keeping equipment working properly, I help the hospital do what it does best, help people. With the equipment running hearts can be transplanted, bones can be mended, and blood can be drawn, in some small function I help these things to happen.

What do you like about working at Auxo Medical?

What I like most about working at Auxo is that I get the opportunity to help people everyday. Knowing that my expertise is making a change in the lives of others motivates me to do my best work.


Chris Leadingham 

  • Studied Industrial Maintenance at Morehead State University
  • 18 years experience troubleshooting Hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical systems
  • 1 year of field experience with Sterilize Processing and Biomedical Equipment
  • Experience maintaining Steris, Primus, Getinge, Scientek, Lynx , Tuttnauer products

How do your efforts on a day to day basis affect customers, and further, help them to help their patients?

Listening and handling customer problems with patience goes a long way in helping customers know that you are delivering effective solutions. Time management is also crucial in service and repair. Our customers want their machines up and running, so it is our job to drive efficiency. Lastly, knowing that putting in the extra effort will come back to patients or research in or at the hospital ten-fold is the driving motivation to put forth excellent service.

What do you like about working at Auxo Medical?

I like that I am constantly presented with new challenges and I am able to use my resources to push myself in areas that I lack confidence in. Consequently, I have learned a lot and the Auxo staff is very talented, has excellent leadership, and everyone is treated with respect.


Brian Recktenwald

  • Associates Biomedical Engineering Spencerian College – Lexington
  • Former Professor for Biomedical Equipment troubleshooting Spencerian College
  • Former Field Service Technician II Steris Corporation – certified by Steris University
  • 10 years of field experience with Sterile Processing and Biomedical Equipment
  • Experience maintaining Steris, Primus, Getinge, Scientek, Tuttnauer products

How do your efforts on a day to day basis affect customers, and further, help them to help their patients?

I believe that my constant efforts to keep equipment running at top-notch gives our customers a sense of confidence in their job. Knowing that their equipment is running and being taken care of gives them one less thing to worry about, this giving them time to focus on their patients.

What do you like about working at Auxo Medical?

I enjoy working for a company that turns to everyone for assistance. From the owners to the managers, and the field representatives, we are all in this together and you get that sense with Auxo. I also love that the managers get their hands dirty with the technicians and don’t stay stuck behind a desk.

Explore all of the repair services that we provide. Contact us for a quote, repair request or any of your service needs. 

#AskAuxo: Case Study – Service Plans

Just like our equipment, our

Service Agreements are very diverse. 

We offer a variety of preventative maintenance programs that keeps your capital equipment running with little to zero downtime. Ranging from Labor Only to Fully Comprehensive plans, we can cater the plan to your needs.


Which plan is best for me?

Case Study: Sterile Processing

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Health Tips

4 Tips to Enhance your Health

Following the lifestyle of a low-calorie diet and moderate exercise are commonsense. But in 2020, making healthy decisions has never been more confusing with the influx of chemically-processed foods and beverages at our fingertips. Even worse, they are often deceptively marketed as being a healthy solution.

There is something to be said for our nutrition playing a major role in our overall health; “we are what we eat,” as the saying goes. Published studies, including those from Harvard Medical School, have uncovered that chronic inflammation is a leading cause and common denominator for illness — from autoimmune diseases to digestive disorders, to cardiac conditions such as coronary artery disease.

Here are our top 4 health tips to help heal yourself from the inside and out!

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2020 Healthcare IT Predictions: All Signs Point to Artificial Intelligence

2020 Healthcare IT Predictions: All Signs Point to Artificial Intelligence

To close out our series of predictions for 2020 in healthcare, today we are synthesizing what experts believe we can expect to see evolve this year in technology.

In the vast arena of healthcare technology topics, artificial intelligence has received a lot of recognition lately. Reportedly, 1 out of every 3 hospitals are expected to create and implement an AI strategy this year.

Leading experts in the healthcare space recently shared their views on what is in store for 2020, as reported by ITProPortal; AI continues to play the super hero in this developing storyline of digital transformations. Excerpts from their interviews are highlighted below.

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Top 8 Healthcare Predictions in 2020

Top 8 Healthcare Predictions in 2020

Every year, Forbes.com shares their predictions for the upcoming year in healthcare. There is no crystal ball for these type of forecasts — they compile this information from multiple credible sources.

So, without further ado, here is a summary of their projections for what we can expect in the healthcare industry for 2020.

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Meet The Interns – Spring 2020

It’s that time time of year of again! We’re excited for summertime here at Auxo Medical because we get to welcome a new group of awesome qualified students to the family. We’re so excited to introduce the newest members of the Auxo team participating in our internship program during the Spring 2020 semester.

These two students are working hard and gaining hands-on experience in various aspects here at Auxo Medical. We’ve asked the interns to answer a few questions in order to get to know them a little more. Without further ado, please welcome the Spring 2020 interns! Learn about them below.

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5 Predictions for Digital Healthcare in 2020

Digital Healthcare

The evolution of healthcare has unfolded year after year, advancing at what sometimes feels like warp speed. However in 2019, digital innovations appeared to be progressing at a gradual rate. Luckily experts are predicting that there will be a multitude of technological advancements coming in 2020.

Here are the top 5 most noteworthy predictions that we can expect:

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