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Supply Chain Sustainability Solutions

By CME on Feb 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM


Healthcare supply chain professionals are experts at juggling priorities as they face purchasing decisions that impact patients and facility staff in both great and small ways. Considering that U.S. hospitals contribute 8 percent of the total national carbon footprint, the power that supply chain managers wield in reducing environmental impact and increasing the sustainability of healthcare should not be overlooked.

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Peer-Reviewed Study Shows 60% Reduction in HAI

By CME on Feb 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

In a peer-reviewed study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, infection data from 12 months before and after the installation of the VidaShield infection prevention system in the special care unit (SCU) of a hospital in Kentucky was analyzed. Overall infection rates were reduced by 60% and the rates of common healthcare-associated infections like Clostridium difficile, CAUTIs and CLABSIs were reduced by more than 60%, despite no reported changes in the amount/type of cleaning done, the infection control protocol or reporting procedures. (depicted below)1  

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The Comprehensive Guide to Setting Up The Present Day Operating Room

By CME on Feb 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Building a new operating room is a complex process that involves balancing needs of facility staff with construction costs, while also looking forward to future healthcare trends.

To make planning and construction go smoothly, it helps to consider every possible variable at the outset of the growth process.


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5 Reasons IO&Ts Choose CME

By CME on Feb 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) is a turn-key solution implemented by the federal government that refers to the entire process of setting up military medical facilities. Prior to the IO&T process projects were hampered by delays, crucial details would be missed, and facilities would face opening with an unprepared staff. However, using the IO&T system efficiently consolidates projects under a single contractor who is familiar with the nuances that come with government work and military facilities.

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CME-GWS Collaboration saves time and money at remote replacement hospital

By CME on Jan 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When renovations and updates just don’t cut it, a healthcare system may decide to build a replacement facility. It goes without saying that these projects can be some of the most challenging as they combine the elements of new construction with the logistics of relocation all of which must be accomplished with minimal disruption to patients and healthcare staff.

Fostering collaboration across the supply-chain can make these large-scale construction projects much more manageable saving time and money along the way. With CME’s equipment expertise and breadth of product lines and the project management prowess of Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Healthcare services, one replacement hospital project was recently planned and executed seamlessly.

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CME Doubles Warehouse Space in Southern California

By CME on Jan 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM


Medical logistics company increases bandwidth to accommodate growth in the region

WARWICK, R.I. (January 18, 2018) – Following years of soaring demand for healthcare facility equipment, CME has moved into a new warehouse in Orange, Calif., that will double its capacity for providing assembly, staging, biomedical and distribution services throughout Southern California, the medical distributor and logistics company announced today.

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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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