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Five Keys for Efficient Medical Equipment Procurement

By Cindy Juhas | November 18, 2015

Keeping up with the advancements of the healthcare industry can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. When addressing medical equipment procurement, whether for new facility construction, building expansion or for an update to an existing one, having an efficient and cost conscious process is critical.

The five things to look for in the procurement provider should be:

  1. National Presence

  2. Adequate Sales/Support Force

  3. E-Commerce Platform

  4. Government Contracting

  5. Plans for Growth

CME's focus is medical equipment with 99% of our business devoted to it.  By combining forces with Hospital Associates in CA. and RSI in NY, and Claflin Medical Equipment in RI we’ve created a group that can better serve your needs for medical purchases and furthers our abilities in efficient medical equipment procurement.  Read below for the five keys in efficient medical equipment procurement that we are able to now offer.

1. Nationwide network enabling purchases in close proximity to your location

Logistics in purchasing affects your two biggest concerns with any facility project: time and money.  By utilizing our network of service centers around the country, we’re able to provide equipment that is in close proximity to you, thus reducing both transportation cost and timing.

2. Equipment Specialist with over 25 salespeople across the U.S.

Whether we’re talking to you about your needs, or working with our vendors to find the best deals, we have a large knowledgeable and accessible team dedicated to helping you with your equipment needs.  Their experience with most product specifications as well as the logistics of ordering, delivering, and setting up medical equipment means they can help you design the most efficient solution for your project.  Combined with our vendor relationships and wide offerings, their expertise will benefit any project, whether it’s a new build, an upgrade, or a refurbish.

3. E-commerce platform providing online shopping and quick delivery

Our website offers online shopping that lets you quickly re-order products you’ve used before, and peruse our offerings for new items.  Our relationships with medical suppliers and manufacturers enables us to supply an extensive inventory of medical equipment providing the latest medical products available.  When using the site, you can shop by the name of the item, or browse by a particular vendor. Most items can be delivered in less time than you would expect with a standard ordering process.

4. Additional advantages for government agencies through our FSS and GSA Contract

CME has been supplying medical equipment to government agencies since 1976.  Through our GSA contract and access to GSA Schedules and Federal Supply Schedules (FSS), we are able to procure medical equipment at lower costs and with a shorter lead time.

5. Aggressive sales growth plans for the next few years

The merger of three premier organizations in medical equipment procurement creates the opportunity to expand both businesses to an even larger market. We are capitalizing on this opportunity and putting in place aggressive growth plans over the next few years. As we grow, we increase our ability to serve you with even more affordable solutions.

The new CME facilitates a dynamic service for all of our customers.  Claflin and RSI’s east coast experience with large project management and logistics services combined with Hospital Associates west coast experience with IDNs and hospital networks means both companies are able to provide even more robust full-service, turnkey, and direct-to-site delivery solutions. We’re excited about how this new endeavor can benefit you, and look forward to applying this to your next project.

About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers.

With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.

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