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MACRA and You: Making an Impact on the Metrics that Matter

By CME on Jan 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is federal legislation that was signed into law in 2015 establishing new ways to pay physicians for caring for Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare providers are now measured against MACRA’s Quality Payment Program. These new requirements will impact reimbursement in 2019.*

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Four things to consider when selecting a small cart solution

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


When selecting a small cart for your department, many factors influence the decision for the right cart. InnerSpace's key features and benefits will help you address all of your small cart needs.


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Healthcare-Associated Infections Beyond the ACA: Download the eBook Here

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

Healthcare-associated infections cost facilities billions of dollars and cause 99,000 deaths annually according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At CME, we consider this trend to be nothing short of tragic, but we do have some answers.

CME’s latest eBook, Heathcare-Associated Infections Beyond the ACA: Supply-Chain Could Be the Key to Further Reduction of Infection Rates, dives into this subject matter and gives actionable solutions to facility managers and infection control leaders alike.

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A Northeast hospital's crash cart redesign - A summary of key factors considered

By CME on Dec 14, 2017 7:00:00 AM


There is so much more to a superior crash cart/emergency cart than just its physical design. In fact, as evidenced by a 2016 thorough analysis, a crash cart’s blend of careful design, functionality, and logical organization can have an effect – negative or positive – on patient safety and code response time.

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Supply-Chain collaboration saves time & money: CME and Ketchikan Medical Center

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

Time is money, especially if you are launching, renovating or expanding a healthcare facility. Consider this, a delayed opening typically costs a hospital $400,000-$500,000 in anticipated revenues per day. Delays at larger clinics can cost $125,000 in revenue per day. With these startling facts in mind, it becomes apparent that proper planning, distribution and logistics are critical investments for success. The solution is collaboration.

By building collaborative partnerships, CME is able to provide turnkey logistics services to healthcare facilities across the nation that save time and money. Supported by efficient and effective communication and delegation, it starts at the very beginning of planning and continues with all key stakeholders through installation.

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By CME on Dec 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM

DETECTO’s SONARIS stadiometer can measure virtually anyone’s height without any restrictions that normal stadiometers are bound by. SONARIS provides touchless height measurement via its state-of-the-art sonar technology that triangulates the top of the patients head instantly. Whether the patient is a tiny child or a giant adult, SONARIS will measure their height, regardless of size, covering a greater height range than any conventional height measuring instruments. Because sonar waves are being used, the person being measured doesn’t have to fit within any height minimums that normal digital or mechanical height rods use.

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

Lately, electronic medical records (EMR) have been taking center stage amid a series of high-profile partnerships involving tech titans Apple and Amazon. In light of this, it is important for facility managers to keep in mind that after an EMR software is decided on, hardware, accessories and infrastructure become key.

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By CME on Nov 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

CPR Saves Lives. That’s why more than 30 states now require students to receive CPR training before they graduate from high school. Many of these states also require that students be trained to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

CPR + AED = even more lives saved.

The evidence is indisputable: high-quality CPR is the primary component in influencing survival from cardiac arrest.1 Not every patient will need a defibrillating shock, but every patient will need CPR to increase the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart and brain. More lives saved.

Even for seasoned health care professionals, it’s hard to know if you are pushing hard enough and fast enough to meet current AHA Guidelines for compression rate and depth. With ZOLL'S proprietary Real CPR Help technology, you know. It provides audio and visual feedback that guides rescuers to deliver high-quality CPR. ZOLL introduced Real CPR Help® in 2002, and it is standard on every AED and professional defibrillator ZOLL sells.

See Real CPR Help in action in this online demo.

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CME and Medisource: Successful Collaboration in Action

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

Healthcare facility operators often find themselves in the midst of an upgrade, with 70 percent of hospitals planning or actively undergoing projects, according to a 2016 Hospital Construction Survey. While these projects can vary greatly in scope and size, one key factor can usually contribute to their success – collaboration.

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By CME on Nov 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

There is a growing need for small medical-grade refrigerators within hospital systems and the entire healthcare community. Whether it is to save space, increase safety, improve the clinicians’ workflow, or simply for convenience, a more reliable medical-grade refrigerator was needed. The standard of care, for bedside refrigeration has been slowed, due to limited choices and reliability problems from past undercounter refrigerators. Standard small door size models receive constant complaints of being too noisy, having temperature consistency and/or recovery problems, plus infectious control burdens. Finally, Creche Innovations has developed (and continues to improve) the absolute best solution for all small storage medical refrigeration needs, with the MicroCool® Refrigeration System. 

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