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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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4 Equipment Delivery and Setup Keys For Your Healthcare Facility

By CME on Mar 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities need the right equipment – delivered on time – to operate at peak efficiency and effectiveness. Throughout the process, facilities need to be able to function seamlessly, without disrupting employees’ duties or patient care. This can become even more difficult if your facility is having multiple large pieces of equipment from many different manufacturers received and delivered to a new or remodeled location.

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Five Mistakes to Avoid in Healthcare Facility Planning

By CME on Feb 12, 2016 12:11:26 PM
The last several decades have seen the rise of an immersive experience in the design of publicly accessed facilities such as theme parks, retail spaces, and healthcare facilities.   Yes, you read that right!  Designing and planning a healthcare facility isn't all that different than planning a theme park.  There are lessons to be learned from examining how other publicly accessed facilities successfully incorporate cutting edge technology, integrate information delivery, address traffic flow, and create a variety of dedicated spaces.
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5 Key Advantages of Medical Equipment Standardization

By CME on Feb 9, 2016 1:30:00 PM

The Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare, includes many stipulations.  One of these is to create a change in the way the federal government pays for healthcare services provided to patients on Medicare.  Specifically, the change is to move away from a quantity-based payment system to a quality-based system.  Another way it is described, is the process of moving away from a volume-based, to a value-based, system of purchasing services for the Medicare patients.  Quite literally, it is referred to as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program, a program that has three objectives: 

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Five Key Elements of Patient-Centered Physician Office Design

By CME on Jan 13, 2016 3:30:00 PM

*This blog includes excerpts from a Midmark white-paper.

The series of recently enacted significant legislative changes to America's healthcare delivery system have made one thing abundantly clear;  patient centered policies and initiatives are now front and center when it comes to what healthcare providers need to focus on.

Taking a fresh look at physician office design has also found a spot on the agenda as both administrators and clinical staff begin to re-evaluate the impact of every point of contact on patient outcomes and satisfaction.  What has emerged from this is a fundamental change in the interaction between healthcare providers and patients that is transforming the industry.

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5 Ways to Improve Medical Equipment Procurement Efficiency

By CME on Dec 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Medical equipment procurement is a critical factor in ensuring that the process of opening, moving, or even upgrading a medical facility is handled in a manner that both lets the doors open when planned, and delivers the level of service promised right from the start.

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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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What is a Medical Equipment Specialist?

By CME on Dec 19, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Purchasing medical equipment in the current regulatory and financial landscape means that capital expenditures need to be thought through and executed carefully.  Purchases that were once routine now have to be reviewed up the food chain, sometimes all the way to the CEO or CFO.

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Three Tips for Choosing the Right Vital Signs Devices for Your Facility

By Welch Allyn on Dec 16, 2015 10:30:00 AM

As you purchase and plan equipment for your facilities, you probably visualize when, where and how various devices are most used.  When it comes to patient intake, chances are good the first step in the process is fairly constant: taking vital signs.  These important indicators are critical to properly triaging, diagnosing and treating each unique patient according to his or her specific need.  

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The categories of products you need when outfitting your new medical facility

By CME on Dec 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The task of opening a new medical facility is a huge undertaking.  It requires licensing, permits, community consensus, and financial support to make it happen.  Once you’ve got all of that sorted out, you get to the fun part, buying everything you need to outfit your new facility.

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