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3 Important Factors in Choosing your VA Medical Equipment Distributor

By CME on Jun 25, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Purchasing the most appropriate medical equipment solutions for any healthcare facility often presents challenges for administrators. However, when it comes to VA facilities, many purchasing managers are confronted with additional, particularly difficult issues, which require an elevated level of expertise with regard to federal regulations and contracting / procurement processes.

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6 Tips For Outfitting Your New Healthcare Clinic

By CME on May 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The focus for healthcare facilities is changing. HealthcareDesignMagazine.com surveyed professionals in Healthcare administration and found the important topics going into 2016 are the impact of design on staff satisfaction and on infection control and prevention.  This change reflects the growing consensus in the industry of the need for hospitals to support their staff and the world’s need to take infection control more seriously.

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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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The Added Value of Supply Chain Management

By CME on Jan 16, 2016 3:00:00 PM

With most healthcare organizations spending as much as 38% of their budget on supply chain activities, effective supply chain management is an absolute must in the healthcare industry.  Supply chain activities are the second largest and fastest growing expense for medical facilities, second only to labor costs.  Effective supply chain management is thus an extremely important added value to any healthcare organization's overall operations.

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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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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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Five Key Planners You Need for Your New Medical Facility Project

By CME on Sep 2, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities are a vital resource to a community that serves a wide range of patients during times of illness or injury.  To serve these patients properly, a medical facility must be well designed, safe and resourceful.  If you are currently renovating or building a new hospital here are five key planners who can help the development of your building move smoothly, be effective and profitable.

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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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The Importance of Utilizing "Social" Networking in the Medical Industry

By CME on Apr 15, 2015 3:00:00 PM

To the uninitiated, the medical manufacturing and distribution industry and social media couldn't be more dissimilar - to the point where many business leaders could make the mistake of believing that social media, or any online presence, is a waste of time.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  When leveraged properly, a social media presence can drive traffic to your website - along with potential revenue.

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How to Evaluate Your Medical Equipment Distributor

By CME on Apr 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

When engaging in a major expansion, remodeling or new construction project for your medical facility there are many things that need to be considered.  Not only is it important to determine where this project should be located and how it should be configured, but also who is going to develop the plans and do the construction.  It is always a good thing to do your due diligence to assure that the company you choose is the right one for the job.  The same is true when determining what equipment items need to be included in outfitting and furnishing this new space.  You need to not only identify the types of equipment needed, but also who is best prepared to procure and deliver that equipment when, and where, it is needed in optimal operating condition.

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