3 Steps to Effective Off-Site, Non-Acute Biomed Equipment Management

By CME on May 23, 2017 12:25:14 PM

In an age when continued growth and profitability for healthcare systems requires them to spread their footprint outside of their acute care setting, the building or acquisition of non-acute care facilities is only going to increase. Which means the management of those equipment assets increases as well. For theBiomed team tasked to oversee these facilities, as well as their own acute care setting, this poses operational challenges that can tax an already stretched department.

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When WOW’s and IT wall arms age: Best Practices and Effective Partnerships

By CME on Apr 25, 2017 10:58:19 AM

 It’s hard to believe that workstations on wheels (WOWs) weren’t in active use in healthcare settings ten years ago. The digitization of medical records, coupled with better wireless capabilities has been a real game changer for health care and WOWs have been a notable part of that change.

While around longer, the same is true of wall arms as their roles have increased to include a way to incorporate various devices within the patient room and around the facility.

Technology is invigorating healthcare with a new efficiency and increasingly new possibilities of how to deliver it. As the uses evolve, how these devices are transported or positioned is evolving too.

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The Connected Patient Room: IT Planning for Device Placement

By CME on Apr 17, 2017 11:28:05 AM

 

The patient room is getting more attention these days, primarily due to the proliferation of Internet enabled technology that brings new opportunities for both patient care and patient engagement. This change also brings new ways of looking at what the patient room needs to provide in this new age of connection.

This shift has huge impact for hospital biomed and IT departments and what is being asked of them. We’ll look at that more closely a bit later. First, let’s get some perspective on what has changed and what it means for patient care.

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Four Ways to Improve Your Hospital IT Department’s Efficiency

By CME on Apr 13, 2017 12:19:43 PM

 

Demands on today’s hospital IT Department are certainly progressing at a fast pace. Growing EHR
presence, Internet enabled devices appearing in locations that didn’t seem possible even 10 years ago, BYOD extending endpoints, and all this overlaid on the long-standing day-to-day healthcare IT needs mean that these departments are pulling at the seams.

Running an efficient hospital IT department is certainly more challenging, however the nature of IT means that technology, along with effective staff management, is creating opportunities for better outcomes.

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Press Release:  Clorox Healthcare and CME partner to help hospitals in the fight against HAI's

By CME on Mar 23, 2017 4:09:53 PM

WARWICK, R.I. - Hospital acquired infections (HAI) exact a heavy toll on health care institutions. Each year, approximately 722,000 patients acquire a HAI resulting in extended hospital stays, readmissions, and, in over 10% of the cases, death.

In their efforts to address more effective practices in hospital disinfection procedures, Clorox Healthcare and CME have partnered to bring the Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV System to healthcare facilities across the country.

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Why You Need CME as the "Go To" for Your Next Major Medical Construction Project

By CME on Feb 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Delaying the opening of a 20 doctor clinic can cost a healthcare system over $100,000 in revenue a day. Delaying the opening of a hospital can cost over $400,000 a day. It’s essential to open on time but the construction or remodeling of a medical facility is never easy. There is so much to manage and coordinate, and unless carefully managed, deadlines slip by and things go wrong. That's why it's so important to enlist the help of a medical equipment specialist who has the resources, experience and ability to coordinate medical equipment purchasing and logistics and see the project through to successful completion on schedule.

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Exploring a Higher Level of Patient Experience


In a Richmond, Va., hospital’s ICU, tetraplegics unable to move by themselves are communicating and staying connected to the outside world by controlling an
overhead laptop’s cursor using their eye instead of a mouse.

Elsewhere, a new mother is opening up a web portal on a tablet to watch her newborn via live video feed from the NICU. And San Francisco pediatric patients are finding their hospitalizations a little less scary and confusing, thanks to tablets loaded with education and entertainment apps that they can easily access from their beds. 

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Healthcare Technology Challenges and Solutions for New Construction

By CME on Feb 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Many advances in patient care have come about through the introduction of innovative and sophisticated medical equipment. With that advance is the need for additional or unique space to accommodate this equipment. For this reason, it's crucial that these medical equipment needs are properly considered when planning a new medical facility, in order to provide adequate space.

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Top Five Pain Points When Renovating a Health Care Facility

By Cindy Juhas on Feb 3, 2017 12:39:29 PM

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, more health care facilities have embraced value-
based health care. The focus on cutting costs, increasing patient satisfaction, improving medical outcomes and reducing re-admittance rates has revolutionized the industry, and has facilities focused on quality care and the patient. Many hospitals, clinics and outpatient facilities are taking on renovation projects, repurposing existing spaces and replacing outdated equipment to accommodate this new value-based health care model.

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Healthcare Equipment Procurement Tips for New Construction

By CME on Jan 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Although capital equipment procurement is a critical aspect of new construction, this function often falls into no-man's land. Clients believe it's the responsibility of the architectural and design team, while A&D teams consider this the client's prerogative. What usually happens is that equipment vendors pick up the slack.

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