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Navigating the IO&T Purchase Process.

By CME on Mar 9, 2016 1:00:00 PM

A Google search of “IO&T” brings up references to the "Internet Of Things", but that’s not what we’re talking about here.  IO&T is the acronym for Initial Outfitting and Transition, the federal government term used for the overall process of setting up military medical facilities.

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5 Ways to Improve Medical Equipment Procurement Efficiency

By CME on Dec 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Medical equipment procurement is a critical factor in ensuring that the process of opening, moving, or even upgrading a medical facility is handled in a manner that both lets the doors open when planned, and delivers the level of service promised right from the start.

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What is a Medical Equipment Specialist?

By CME on Dec 19, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Purchasing medical equipment in the current regulatory and financial landscape means that capital expenditures need to be thought through and executed carefully.  Purchases that were once routine now have to be reviewed up the food chain, sometimes all the way to the CEO or CFO.

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The Value of Medical Manufacturer Relationships

By CME on Oct 17, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Whether a small physician’s practice or a large multi-facility healthcare network, today’s healthcare providers need to make enlightened decisions when it comes to purchasing new medical equipment. Achievement of increased operational efficiency and lowering the overall costs associated with purchasing equipment are primary goals for all organizations.

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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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5 Attributes of Capital Equipment

By CME on Jul 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, most medical systems are doing a pretty tough balancing act; needing to improve healthcare quality while trying to decrease healthcare spending.  This becomes problematic when it comes to deciding on spending money on new capital equipment.

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4 Key Tips for Capital Medical Equipment Purchasing for Your Off-Site Locations

By CME on May 29, 2015 9:19:16 AM

Purchasing medical equipment is an entirely different animal when doing so for off-site locations, such as maternity clinics, freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, or imaging centers.  When buying for facilities outside of the main hospital, there are several third-party individuals involved in whom you must place your trust.  That said, having too many hands in the pot often leads to mistakes due to miscommunication, among other things.  To help you combat these errors, we’ve come up with four tips to keep in mind when purchasing capital medical equipment for off-site locations.

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