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5 Reasons You Need to Use an Equipment-Focused Distributor for your Medical Office Project

By CME on Aug 3, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Procuring all the different equipment items required to outfit a new construction, expansion or remodeling project can be a daunting and stressful task.  That is why using an experienced equipment-focused distributor is essential for opening your new medical office on-time and in a cost-efficient manner.

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VA Construction Projects - Managing Equipment Delivery

By CME on May 21, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The Veterans Health Administration operates under government oversight to serve one of the world's largest healthcare populations.  The group currently operates 152 hospitals, 800 outpatient clinics, 126 nursing home units, and 35 domiciliaries.  These facilities serve a large population of veterans and service personnel, and many of them are over 60 years old. The need for new and updated VA facilities has prompted multiple medical construction projects.

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The categories of products you need when outfitting your new medical facility

By CME on Dec 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The task of opening a new medical facility is a huge undertaking.  It requires licensing, permits, community consensus, and financial support to make it happen.  Once you’ve got all of that sorted out, you get to the fun part, buying everything you need to outfit your new facility.

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3 Things to Keep in Mind when Scheduling the Delivery of your Capital Equipment Purchase

By CME on Nov 21, 2015 2:30:00 PM

The logistics of scheduling delivery of new capital equipment can be challenging and should be carefully considered with any purchase.  The time and expense of procuring the equipment can be daunting, but if you don’t plan the delivery properly, you may cause unnecessary costs for an already expensive venture.

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Getting Best Pricing and Reducing Your P.O's

By CME on Nov 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities face rising pressures to provide the highest quality care to a growing number of patients but with an ever-diminishing budget from both private and public sector payers. This shift was made even more prominent following the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Everyone in health care now carries the banner of doing more with less. Only, how do you turn phrasing into action?

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The Importance of Pre-Planning for Successful Equipment Delivery

By CME on Nov 7, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals and other healthcare providers have had to face the fact that they must do more with less.  They must seek every opportunity to cut costs and increase patient throughput.  One of the quickest ways to realize these objectives is to pre-plan the acquisition of your medical equipment.  Pre-planning improves the probability of success for any project, from proposal and awarding of the bid, to the delivery and set-up of the equipment.

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Streamlining Workflow and Optimizing Equipment Delivery for Your Healthcare Facility Expansion

By CME on Oct 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Managing any area of a healthcare facility is challenging enough.  Add to that a hospital expansion project and managers are going to have to draw upon their own positive personal attributes to manage and succeed in this complex endeavor.  It is helpful to have professionals in the industry to aid in streamlining the necessary workflow and optimizing the equipment delivery tasks to support it.

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5 Key Considerations for Satellite Facility Medical Equipment Deliveries

By CME on Aug 3, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Hospital system offsite healthcare facilities or satellite facilities have many of the same equipment needs as the parent facilities but have different setups when it comes to the delivery and reception of these items.  The unique requirements for off-site facilities (like physician offices, surgery centers, and rehab centers) require some additional attention to allow for a smooth delivery process.  Since equipment is frequently purchased through the purchasing department of the hospital or IDN (integrated delivery network), it is important to bear in mind the special requirements of these facilities. 

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6 Quick Steps to Outfitting Your New Healthcare Clinic

By CME on Aug 12, 2014 12:08:43 PM

As a Purchasing Director, when faced with the task of assisting in the opening of a new clinic, your role will require equipment delivery preplanning in order to keep the opening on schedule.

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5 Steps to Efficient Supply Chain Management in Healthcare

By CME on Jul 11, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and other healthcare providers are always deliberating on how to make healthcare more cost-efficient. Many organizations have turned their focus to supply chain management.  According to some research, this function makes up 40 to 50% of the operating expenses for healthcare systems and hospitals.  In healthcare, the supply chain management function has evolved beyond the scope of simply determining how much of each type of supply to purchase and carry in the storerooms.  Today, those managers must effectively manage relationships with vendors and companies at the upstream source of products and downstream, to the end users to minimize supply costs and transform the function into a bottom line asset for the organization.

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