The Benefits of a Purchase Order Tracking Process

By CME on May 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Purchasing a single capital equipment item is usually a pretty straight forward process.  The purchasing department prepares a purchase order, sends it off to the manufacturer or selected distributor and then waits for the item to be received.  However, when multiple items are being ordered from different vendors for a time sensitive, mid-sized to large construction project, a specified purchase order tracking process may be required so things don't get lost or fall through the cracks.

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3 Questions to Ask to avoid Hidden Costs when Ordering Capital Equipment

By CME on Dec 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

With the new focus of the Affordable Care Act hospitals are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while increasing the quality of care they provide and patient satisfaction.  This means that even medical equipment procurement has to be as efficient as possible to help keep overall hospital costs down.  So how do you uncover hidden costs and ensure you know what you're paying for?

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3 Things to Keep in Mind when Scheduling the Delivery of your Capital Equipment Purchase

By CME on Nov 21, 2015 2:30:00 PM

The logistics of scheduling delivery of new capital equipment can be challenging and should be carefully considered with any purchase.  The time and expense of procuring the equipment can be daunting, but if you don’t plan the delivery properly, you may cause unnecessary costs for an already expensive venture.

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Saving Money with Distributor-Recommended Substitutions

By CME on Nov 14, 2015 2:00:00 PM

During the ordering process, there are times where an ordered product is backordered or no longer available, meaning that the department manager or director in charge of ordering must return to the beginning of the process and begin researching for an acceptable substitute. This process can be repeated multiple times and has an immense time and therefore financial, cost.

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Getting Best Pricing and Reducing Your P.O's

By CME on Nov 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities face rising pressures to provide the highest quality care to a growing number of patients but with an ever-diminishing budget from both private and public sector payers. This shift was made even more prominent following the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Everyone in health care now carries the banner of doing more with less. Only, how do you turn phrasing into action?

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10 Quick Tips About Medical Capital Equipment Purchasing

By CME on Oct 31, 2015 8:34:00 AM

Purchasing medical capital equipment is a key operations prospect for every healthcare provider. But with today's world of healthcare reform and diminishing budgets, the need to keep costs low while still improving patient care can be a challenge. It's important to look for cost-efficient ways to invest limited capital, so before you make your next big purchase, consider these ten quick tips: 

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The Value of Medical Manufacturer Relationships

By CME on Oct 17, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Whether a small physician’s practice or a large multi-facility healthcare network, today’s healthcare providers need to make enlightened decisions when it comes to purchasing new medical equipment. Achievement of increased operational efficiency and lowering the overall costs associated with purchasing equipment are primary goals for all organizations.

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5 Attributes of Capital Equipment

By CME on Jul 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, most medical systems are doing a pretty tough balancing act; needing to improve healthcare quality while trying to decrease healthcare spending.  This becomes problematic when it comes to deciding on spending money on new capital equipment.

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Give Me Your Medical Equipment Request and I will Give You Ease of Mind

By CME on May 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you are in charge of ordering medical equipment for a hospital or healthcare facility, you understand the challenges. You’ve searched for easier ways to manage the process, but everything seems to fall short. So what do you really need for ease of mind when it comes to dealing with medical equipment ordering? We’ve compiled a list of factors you should look for to make the lives of hospital purchasing agents and department managers less stressful.

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Items That Should Be Remembered in Your Capital Purchasing Order

By CME on Apr 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

It is not uncommon for procurement managers and buyers to become so focused on the large capital equipment items for their purchasing orders, that they overlook important supportive pieces that are required to make them functional.  These pieces may include consumables and accessory items that will ensure the operational readiness of the large capital items.

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