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CME, Capstone Partnership to Provide Equipment, Logistics to Hundreds of Healthcare Facilities

By CME on Oct 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

New agreement produces strategic advantages for 2 fast-growing national companies

WARWICK, R.I. (October, 2017) – One of the largest sourcing groups for healthcare facilities in the nation and the leading healthcare equipment and logistics company have joined forces in a new agreement designed to benefit millions of patients, both companies announced today.

According to the agreement, CME will offer comprehensive healthcare equipment sourcing, bio-medical services, IT support and turnkey logistics to Capstone Health Alliance, a Regional Group Purchasing Organization of healthcare members that includes more than 37,000 beds at 250 hospitals in 23 states across the Eastern, Southeastern and Midwest regions of the country.

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METRO STORAGE AND TRANSPORT PRODUCTS IMPROVE EFFICIENCY

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

Transport units are not to be underestimated in healthcare facilities. From basic utility carts to specialty carts for anesthesia and hospital emergencies, a cart that is durable, reliable and functional can make providing optimal care significantly more efficient.

InterMetro® (Metro®) has been the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of storage and transport units for healthcare facilities for more than 80 years. With carts, shelving, cabinets, worktables and security storage, Metro offers the latest innovations backed by a reputation of customer satisfaction.

As more and more healthcare facilities plan for and initiate upgrades and renovations, it has become increasingly apparent that in order to maximize patient outcomes, updating storage and transport technology must be a factor considered in renovations.  

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WHY HOSPITALS SHOULD GET PATIENTS MOVING WITH THE NEZZIE

By CME on Oct 25, 2017 9:29:01 AM

 

Though the hospital industry has made great strides over the last few decades, more needs to be done going forward when it comes to patient safety and ambulation. One of the major problems regarding this issue—aside from the lack of proper equipment for patient ambulation—is that there is a great deal of inconsistency when it comes to protocols across hospitals; there is no concrete, streamlined process to rely on.

 

 

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Building a Better Hospital: Download the eBook Here

By CME on Oct 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Continuous improvement is built into the DNA of healthcare as medical practice capabilities advance each day with new research, technologies and treatments. As medical facilities age, more and more healthcare facility managers are focused on improving their spaces to keep up with practice advancements and create an optimal environment for patients.

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AMICO: DISPOSE OF HAI WITH THE LATEST IN MEDICAL SUCTION TECHNOLOGY

By CME on Oct 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Combating Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) is a multi-faceted effort that involves almost every aspect in each facility, from staff to equipment and policies and procedures. A CDC study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, regarding HAI found that 25.6 percent of all HAI occurrences were linked to contaminated medical devices.


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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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