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6 Key Features of Direct-to-Site Medical Equipment Delivery

By CME on May 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

As medical facilities and healthcare organizations across the nation continue to experience dramatic growth and expansion of both services and facilities, they also must grapple with the logistics challenges presented by such developments.

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5 Hidden Costs to be Aware of When Ordering Capital Medical Equipment

By CME on Dec 9, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Nearly every healthcare provider will need to order new capital medical equipment at least once, if not multiple times during any given fiscal year.  However, with rapidly changing healthcare policies and ever-increasing budget cuts, getting the best equipment and supplies at a great price is getting harder than ever.  Especially, if you do not address the following five hidden costs associated with ordering capital medical equipment:

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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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The Importance of Pre-Planning for Successful Equipment Delivery

By CME on Nov 7, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals and other healthcare providers have had to face the fact that they must do more with less.  They must seek every opportunity to cut costs and increase patient throughput.  One of the quickest ways to realize these objectives is to pre-plan the acquisition of your medical equipment.  Pre-planning improves the probability of success for any project, from proposal and awarding of the bid, to the delivery and set-up of the equipment.

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Improving the Efficiency of Receiving Capital Equipment

By CME on Nov 4, 2015 1:00:00 PM

If you're in the process of starting a new healthcare construction project or undergoing a major remodel of your current facility, then you'll likely need to purchase and receive new capital medical equipment.  And if you're looking to make this process as efficient as possible, you may wish to consider Direct-to-Site delivery services.

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Move Management and Hospital Transition Planning: 6 Key Elements to Keep in Mind

By CME on Aug 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The significance of strategic sourcing when medical equipment planners are involved in a new construction project, is critical to its success. Delivering all the individual equipment components to the site at the appropriate time to coincide with the construction phases takes a concentrated amount of coordination between departments and suppliers, but consolidating those efforts with a single point-of-contact can serve to lower the margin for error.

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Getting the Most from Your Amerinet Contract

By CME on Mar 11, 2015 2:33:00 PM

If you are an Amerinet GPO member you, doubtless, have realized that you have access to discounted pricing to purchase products from contracted manufacturers.  However, many purchasing managers and buyers fail to recognize the value of the additional discounts on the services provided by contracted distributors.  These discounts can be far more meaningful to your capital equipment purchases than you might realize.  The equipment procurement services to which you are now entitled will streamline the delivery process and assist in the installation of your equipment.  Here is how to get the most from these value-added services.

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Getting the Most From Your GPO Contract: The Value of Distributor Contracts

By CME on Feb 23, 2015 7:57:57 AM

Working with a GPO allows hospitals to benefit from the buying power of combining hundreds of healthcare facilities.  This is a well-known fact among buyers and purchasing managers as it relates to purchasing products from manufacturers.  However, knowledge of the role that a medical distributor can play in the procurement and delivery services provided through a GPO is far less common.  A medical distributor can save you time and money by providing value added services focused on ordering efficiency and streamlining the delivery process.

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CME Project Assessment

By CME on Feb 9, 2015 1:42:00 PM

Are you considering your strategy for your next equipment purchase or medical space construction project?  Let Hospital Associates conduct a free project assessment. CME will provide the following:

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