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COVID-19's Effect on Healthcare | The Rise in Telemedicine

By CME Corp Staff on Oct 21, 2020 8:15:00 AM

As the COVID-19 pandemic reared its head across the nation, all were encouraged, no - urged to socially distance from others to flatten the curve. While social distancing is essential to limiting the spread of the virus, what options does that leave for those seeking medical attention? How can our clinicians provide safe, accessible care, diagnoses, and treatment options for those encouraged to stay home? The answer is Telehealth.

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How Metro met Healthcare Needs during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Metro Healthcare Solutions on Oct 14, 2020 12:52:56 PM

As the world shut down and hospitals prepared for a pandemic, manufacturers like Metro were faced with a new challenge. How could the team at Metro help those on the front lines? 

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Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Jason Guilliam on Sep 28, 2020 2:10:21 PM

With the race for a COVID-19 vaccine quickly progressing, it is imperative that healthcare facilities prepare now to safely store these critical vaccines as soon as they are approved. Dozens of vaccines are under development, all of which have unique temperature storage requirements at various stages of manufacturing, distribution and administration.

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7 Supply Chain Management Best Practices

By CME Corp Staff on Sep 10, 2020 8:30:00 AM

With the multitude of tasks required in supply chain management, defining processes that are efficient and cost effective is important to ensure that you act in the best interests of both your own organization and that of your customers.  Since materials management and purchasing exist in all fields of business, best practices tend to be germane to all industries, but there are some that are more specific to given industries, including healthcare.  

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4 Reasons to Purchase Medical Equipment from Equipment Specialists

By CME Corp Staff on Aug 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Procurement professionals in healthcare can have a tough time deciding where to purchase their supplies and equipment. 

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How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Patients' Schedules & Equipment Delivery

By CME Corp Staff on Aug 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Whether you are a buyer in the purchasing department of an individual hospital or part of an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN), you will likely want knowledgeable equipment specialists who understand the need for medical facility logistics and customized delivery requirements.  

In this regard, the World Health Organization (WHO) offers some tips for IDNs that may assist you when making decisions about equipment and supplies deliveries that will not conflict with patient care scheduling.

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9 Things You Should Know About Direct-To-Site Deliveries

By CME Corp Staff on Jul 28, 2020 2:15:00 PM

The current economic climate in healthcare is causing some health systems to cut back when handling equipment delivery and warehousing.  IDNs and large systems are asking the distributors and vendors to take on more of their logistics needs.  

Instead of bringing large items into a central warehouse, health systems are leaning more toward direct-to-site (DTS) delivery.  While this serves to reduce their warehousing and personnel costs, fine-tuning the processes involved is extremely important.

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5 Characteristics of Capital Medical Equipment

By Cindy Juhas on Jul 16, 2020 1:05:00 PM

Capital equipment can be thought of as costly equipment that can help generate income.  What is most important is that the equipment should help the hospital deliver exceptional quality of patient care over an extended period of time.

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Post-Pandemic Tips for New Hospital Construction and Renovation

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 3, 2020 6:59:59 PM

As the nation continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, economies are beginning to re-open, and it may be time to start planning your new hospital construction or renovation projects. Where do you begin? How can you even source and procure your equipment when it may or not be backordered?

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