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SECA looks to reduce America’s 20 million tons of e-waste

By CME on May 31, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Electronic waste or ‘e-waste” has become a growing problem for landfills and recycling centers. As electronics age, fail or become obsolete they need disposal. If not adequately handled, e-waste has the potential to leak toxic metal alloys and other components into groundwater sources. While this sounds entirely avoidable, more than 20 million tons of e-waste are produced annually. This includes waste from such sources as hospitals, medical practices, and nursing homes. How can you minimize the potential pitfalls in disposing of outdated and broken electronics? Follow recycling mandates and guidelines while outfitting your facility with compliant and greener solutions to electronic necessities. 

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Five eco-friendly purchases that reduce your facility’s waste stream

By CME on May 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM


According to the American Hospital Association’s guide, Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals, healthcare facilities generate up to 25 pounds of waste per day per patient. What if we made a goal to lessen waste by thinking green from the very beginning, during the planning and purchasing stage?


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Supply Chain Solutions: Cultivating successful collaborative partnerships - Ebook

By CME on May 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM

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In a professional setting, 97 percent of employees found that the quality of collaboration impacted the outcome of a task or project for better or for worse, according to a Salesforce Work.com study. Effective collaboration between stakeholders lays the foundation for successful projects, especially in the healthcare industry where challenges are constantly evolving, and meaningful partnerships are critical to overcoming issues. 

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ivNow: An Eco-Friendly (and budget-smart) Decision

By CME on May 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

It’s a simple concept, warming IV fluids to help prevent hypothermia and provide therapeutic comforts. The upfront costs and questionable sustainability are often viewed as a barrier to implementing and maintaining traditional in-line fluid warmers. Common systems introduce a steady stream of captive disposables into waste streams and cost thousands of dollars annually in medical supplies. Enthermics Medical Systems has found the solution with their newest version of ivNow.

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CME, Alliant Purchasing Strike Deal to Provide Services to Medical Community Nationwide

By CME on May 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM


WARWICK, R.I. (May 15, 2017) – Together, CME Corp (CME) and Alliant Purchasing (Alliant) are excited to announce an agreement that will provide expedited service and coveted biomedical expertise to Alliant’s network of over 10,000 members.  

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An Innovative Way to Treat Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

By CME on May 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

 As we grow older, so do our eyes. Our eyes work with our brains to interpret colors and images, choosing what to focus on and what to ignore. Understanding how the brain and eye work together is very complex, but simply put, our eyes visualize the world around us.

For people living with some form of diabetic retinopathy, the world around them may be hard to visualize. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common form of diabetic eye disease and the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20-74 with 12,000-24,000 new cases in the United States each year. 

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Introducing the NEW CME Corp Healthcare Products and Services Guide

By CME on May 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM
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Responsible Eco-Friendly Refrigeration Solutions

By CME on Apr 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Refrigeration units place significant strains on electric grids. In addition to their annual running costs, units often contain hazardous materials that require proper disposal and recycling as they are phased out of inventory.

Providing a foundation to build an eco-conscious facility starts with the installation and use of environmentally safe products. Refrigeration units are no exception. The government monitors and rewards organizations who meet or exceed standards, reinforcing the importance of having discussions on the sustainability and eco-friendliness of initiatives during all parts of the planning and implementation process.  

As manufacturers continue to enhance and develop models, upgrading or installing eco-friendly refrigeration units makes both business and environmental sense. 

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Seeing Clearly for Better Diagnosis and Patient Outcomes

By CME on Apr 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM

In healthcare, even the smallest detail can have a big impact. But, some clinicians may not even be aware that they’re not seeing as clearly as they could be to make the most accurate diagnosis at the point of care.

A new offering from two long standing leaders in the medical industry is helping to change that. At the start of 2018, Midmark and HEINElaunched a new partnership to provide customers with three types of high quality diagnostic instruments: otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes and manual sphygmomanometers. 

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PVC Alternatives: Eco-Friendly Furnishings

By CME on Apr 17, 2018 7:00:00 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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