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Checklist of Emergency Medical Equipment Must-Haves

By Binta Paye on Jul 23, 2021 8:15:00 AM

The summer season is upon us, and as temperatures continue to rise across the nation, it's becoming more and more crucial to uphold an emergency preparedness plan for your medical facility. Extreme weather events are a strain on resources and pose significant challenges for hospitals.

From the early heatwaves and droughts exacerbated by the fire season on the West Coast, to the torrential downpours and heavy winds brought on by the Atlantic hurricane season, remaining informed so you can be equipped and protected is of the utmost importance. 

Establishing emergency protocols not only ensures you have the proper equipment to take care of your patients during times of disaster, but it also allows you and your staff to save time when it matters the most. Whether you're sourcing your emergency preparedness equipment for the first time, or if you're hoping to build upon or validate your existing procurement plan, we at CME Corp are here to help.

Below, you will find the most pertinent categories of equipment that best meet your needs in times of emergency. 

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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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4 Keys for Successful Healthcare Facility Equipment Installations

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 3, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Ordering, receiving, and installing major capital equipment items presents challenges for many healthcare facilities. The challenge becomes even more complex when multiple large pieces of equipment need to be ordered, received and installed at different locations within a limited period of time without interrupting patient care and workflow.

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Give Me Your Capital Equipment Request & I will Give You Peace of Mind

By CME Corp Staff on Feb 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If you are in charge of ordering medical equipment for a hospital or healthcare facility, you understand the challenges. You’ve searched for easier ways to manage the process, but everything seems to fall short. So what do you really need for ease of mind when it comes to dealing with medical equipment ordering?

We’ve compiled a list of factors you should look for to make the lives of hospital purchasing agents and department managers less stressful.

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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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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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