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CME Corp Staff

CME Corp Staff
CME Corp's staff explores and presents the latest findings, news, and trends of the healthcare industry.

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Transparency in Supply Chain Management: The Key to On-Time Delivery

By CME Corp Staff on Dec 21, 2020 8:45:00 AM

As healthcare supply chains struggle to meet product demands during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been one noteworthy expectation voiced to CME Corp repeatedly: Healthcare supply chains need more visibility and more accurate communication when it comes to equipment logistics.

Timely and intentional delivery of crucial medical equipment has always been a primary pillar of our industry’s stated mission, but today and into the future, supply chain members must have global visibility into the entire supply chain, from the manufacturer to the end-user, including any issues that arise along the way.

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4 Key Tips to Keep in Mind for Your End-of-Budget-Year Procurement

By CME Corp Staff on Nov 24, 2020 1:30:00 PM

The end of year is a busy time in the healthcare industry, and if you’re responsible for equipment purchases, you’re surely aware of time running out for budgeted items. Add a global pandemic into the mix and you'll understand that time is of the essence. You may have approved items that have yet to be purchased before year-end or else you'll lose the approval.  Or, you may have a budget allocated that, if unspent, it will be reduced next year.

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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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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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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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Four Ways CME Can Facilitate Pandemic Preparedness Equipment

By CME Corp Staff on May 29, 2020 3:08:09 PM

COVID-19 hit our nation-wide healthcare supply chain with full force, leaving everyone scrambling to acquire the essential equipment for quick expansions of hospital capacity.  Whether outfitting triage stations, emergency rooms, labs, or ICU beds, equipment has been hard to find in the timeframe needed.  CME Corp is an equipment-focused distributor working with federal, state and municipal agencies and healthcare systems across the country to assist in medical equipment acquisition.  

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