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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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Healthcare Dilemma: How to Effectively Disinfect Small Handheld Devices

By CME Corp Staff on Jul 29, 2021 11:54:49 AM

Everyone has heard how dirty our cellphones are, right? They are seven times dirtier than a toilet seat and, on average, a person touches their phone 2,600 times a day. When working in a healthcare setting, this becomes particularly problematic since healthcare workers also touch other small devices such as keyboards, tablets, stethoscopes, and badges all day long.

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7 Supply Chain Management Best Practices

By CME Corp Staff on Jul 19, 2021 10:10:23 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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Getting the Most From Your GPO Contract: The Value of Distributor Contracts

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 15, 2021 8:15:00 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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5 Characteristics of Capital Medical Equipment

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 8, 2021 11:45:00 AM

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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A Quick Checklist of Medical Equipment for Your Primary Care Practice

By CME Corp Staff on May 25, 2021 9:58:00 AM

It does not take much strength to do things,
but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.
- Elbert Hubbard

When you’re about to begin planning a project to develop a primary care facility, you may divide that project into phases.  One of those phases will likely be supplies and equipment provision/acquisition.  

If you’re in charge of medical equipment procurement, you already know what the basic minimum equipment should include, so here’s a short – and by no means complete – basic list:

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CME Corp: The 'Easy Button' for Buying Healthcare Equipment

By CME Corp Staff on May 19, 2021 12:12:59 PM

Buying equipment is not easy. There needs to be extensive research, at times, to find the right product that meets the needs of the users, fits the space, and communicates with the healthcare facility’s EMR, if required. Once you find the right products, whether it is for replacement or a new construction project, you need a timely, comprehensive quote that includes total costs.

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Three Ways to Augment Your Hand Hygiene Program

By CME Corp Staff on May 5, 2021 10:27:45 AM

This week celebrates World Hand Hygiene! After the horror of dealing with coronavirus this past year, hand hygiene has been magnified worldwide. Everyone learned how to wash their hands efficiently and to wash OFTEN.

Along with good hand hygiene, healthcare systems are looking to enhance their infection prevention programs. They realize good hand hygiene is not enough when it comes to airborne transmissible viruses. Healthcare facilities had already begun to add UV-C technology and other innovative ways to augment the fight against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), but COVID-19 accelerated these efforts.

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A Complete List of Medical Equipment Must-Haves for Your New Exam Room

By CME Corp Staff on May 4, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Your equipment planning will have a huge impact on the efficiency and efficacy of your medical examination rooms.  You want to ensure you have everything you need at your fingertips to make seeing patients easier, and to also allow for quicker assessments in order to see as many patients as possible, while still providing optimal care.

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PVC Alternatives for Eco-Friendly Furnishings

By CME Corp Staff on Apr 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has become a conventional material in the healthcare industry.  From flexible tubing to device components, PVC has found its way into various applications. While some view the material as beneficial to the industry, it does not come without controversy. One major pain point rests with the fact there is no known safe way to produce or dispose of PVC products. Even worse, when PVC is broken down, hydrogen chloride gas and dioxin are released, both of which are hazardous chemicals.

Being aware of non-PVC options should be a priority for planners and purchasers as they design and gather equipment and supplies for projects. Building a sustainable and eco-friendly institution starts with setting a solid foundation, and companies are now offering PVC-free versions of popular products, including upholstery and furnishing elements.

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