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DESIGNING PATIENT SATISFACTION

By CME on Oct 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As the healthcare landscape has evolved, convenience and customer service have become a top priority for healthcare providers. Quality of care is often measured using a combination of patient outcomes and patient satisfaction according to API Healthcare.

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4 WAYS YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR ACO PERFORMANCE SCORES AND PATIENT SATISFACTION

By CME on Oct 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) states that before an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) can share in any savings generated, it must demonstrate that it met the quality performance standard for that year. One of the quality measures within those performance standards is ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider. Many factors go into a patient’s rating of a provider, but most certainly the patient needs to have a positive experience. This includes not only their interaction with the physician and staff but their experience with the devices and equipment used during the exam. If a patient has an uncomfortable experience with a piece of equipment, it may reflect poorly on their provider rating.  Providers should ensure their equipment has no safety hazards, is easy to maneuver and makes the patient feel comfortable.

 

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PEDIGO PRODUCTS: COPPER IS THE NEW GOLD STANDARD IN COMBATING HAI

By CME on Oct 3, 2017 7:00:00 AM

A retrospective study showed that Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) were the fifth-leading cause of death at U.S. acute care hospitals. With tens of thousands of deaths each year, HAI are no small matter, and while many hospitals are taking steps to prevent these deadly infections, the problem continues and patients remain at risk.

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MANUFACTURER FEATURE: BLUE BELL MEDICAL

By CME on Sep 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

 

About Blue Bell Medical

Founded in 1982, Blue Bell introduced the first true workstation to fit the unmet needs of anesthesia providers.  Blue Bell steadily grew to include carts for other specialty applications, and it was the first to introduce the Malignant Hyperthermia cart.  For more than 35 years, Blue Bell has been providing industry leadership in medical storage products.  We take pride in providing products that are designed and manufactured for high quality, durability, reliability, and ease of use.  Blue Bell remains committed to continuous product development, highly customizable workstations, quick delivery and exceptional customer service.

 

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AVOID OBSTACLES AND ACHIEVE ADA COMPLIANCE

By CME on Sep 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities nationwide are charged with caring for people of all walks of life, including the approximately 56.7 million Americans living with disabilities. Healthy People 2020, a national initiative to set health priorities for 2010-2020, indicates that people with disabilities are more likely to experience delays and difficulties accessing healthcare. One way to ease this burden is to ensure our facilities are properly equipped to provide first-class care for disabled persons.

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VITAL SIGNS WITHIN YOUR REACH: ACROSS CARE SETTINGS AND WORKFLOWS

By CME on Sep 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Vital signs have an impact on every patient, every day. That’s why it’s important to plan for an implementation that best supports your organization’s unique clinical workflows—helping your clinicians access the tools they need, when and where they need them. Here are some considerations to help you determine the best solution for you.

 

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CLOROX HEALTHCARE: SHINING A LIGHT TO REDUCE INFECTIONS

By CME on Sep 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

One of the most effective ways to target healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is to go right to the source – the DNA and RNA of the actual organisms, themselves. Through new innovations in ultra-violet (UV) light technology, scientists have developed a proven method of harnessing these powerful rays and positioning them in healthcare facilities to save thousands of lives and billions of dollars at hospitals and medical clinics.

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: NEW REGULATIONS AND PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

By CME on Sep 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Smooth edges and rounded corners may seem like minor design details but they can mean the difference between life and death for some patients. Designers of behavioral healthcare (BHC) centers require such forethought to create a safe environment for patients and caregivers, alike.

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5 TRENDS IN MEDICAL OFFICE DESIGN

By CME on Sep 8, 2017 9:09:59 AM

Medical office design has steadily been changing and evolving. For the longest time medical or clinical buildings have been behind the curve when it comes to more modern building design ideas. They often are still quite traditional in design when comparing the last few decades. Thankfully as greater attention is paid to creating greener buildings and designing spaces designed for people, these buildings are slowly but surely improving.

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VidaShield, CME Join Forces To Combat HAI in Healthcare Facilities

By CME on Sep 6, 2017 4:21:13 PM

Warwick, R.I. – In a partnership that will target hospital acquired infections (HAI), CME has been named the preferred North American distributor for VidaShield, the healthcare equipment and logistics company is proud to announce.

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