The Importance of Accurate Measurements When Treating the Critically Ill

By Mary Pat EbleMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

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With more than 5.7 million patients admitted to U.S. intensive care units (ICUs) each year, accurate and timely monitoring of the five critical vital signs most closely tied to outcomes is key to patient care. Most studies summarize these five as: Core body temperature (CBT) Heart rate (HR) Blood pressure (BP) specifically mean atrial blood pressure (MAP) Respiratory rate (RR), … Read More

Four Ways Technology Can Improve Reimbursements

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It’s an understatement to say long-term care has changed. In 1982, Medicaid paid for 48.3 percent, Medicare for 1.8 percent, and other public programs for 4.8 percent of the total nursing home costs.1 Today 57 percent is paid by Medicaid, with 14 percent paid by Medicare. Numbers don’t lie. That’s the beauty of technology. It keeps us accountable too. In skilled … Read More

How to Get Your Healthcare Solution to Market

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You hear the word innovation every day, but maybe not when it comes to healthcare. The 2017 Klick Health Consumer Survey discovered just that. Only three percent of respondents consider hospitals as the most innovative and 17 percent for all healthcare fields, which also includes pharmaceuticals as well as health and wellness. When it comes to who should be most … Read More

Best Practices for Removing Bioburden in Busy Operating Rooms

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Painstaking care is taken every single day by the central sterile techs of hospitals and they’re a busy group.  For example, new data from Persistence Market Research projects the hip replacement surgery market to expand about four percent worldwide due to an aging population with increased cases of arthritis, hip fractures and hip bone infection. With operating rooms getting busier … Read More

Who Says Devices Have to Be Single-Use?

By Antonia FinlaysonMedical Devices, Your Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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Did you know that centers that reprocess their single-use devices save, on average, $25,000 per operating room per year? With personnel costs increasing and reimbursements not adjusting to supply spend trends, there’s no better way to decrease your case costs and see immediate bottom-line improvement than reprocessing. In today’s healthcare environment, the demand for cost efficiencies that don’t compromise high … Read More

Three Reasons Why Physicians and Patients Need to Pay Attention to Tissue Regeneration Now

By Debashish ChakravarthyMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

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There is a remarkable level of activity in the area of regenerative tissue technologies that has already resulted in products that have improved patient’s lives.  In the past year alone, the National Institutes of Health have announced major funding opportunities in this area. Dozens of skin substitutes or facsimiles have been developed to date but none have yet achieved the … Read More