Advancing Healthcare through Tissue Donation

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Chronic health conditions impact nearly half of all U.S. adults, and about 117 million people in the U.S. had one or more  chronic health condition. Damage due to disease and trauma can increase the need for donated human tissue, according to new data from Persistence Market Research.  That’s why members of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) recover tissue from … Read More

Reducing Readmissions with Strategic Hospital-Nursing Home Partnerships

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The proof is in the numbers. Reducing hospital readmissions matters. A recent overview of the Nationwide Readmissions Database found that out of 12.5 million patients, 1.8 million were readmitted within 30 days.  That equates to more than $50 billion in hospital costs. Policy makers are putting pressure on nursing homes with three major governing programs that have a readmission measure … Read More

Speak Up: Making EMS a Necessary Service

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I spent 12 years as a volunteer EMT and quite frankly, the struggles haven’t changed for emergency medical services. In fact, it’s getting harder. In smaller communities there is often no tax support for emergency services. On top of that, a study from UC Berkeley found that of the more than 16,000 EMS workers in California, most are working very … Read More

How A Cohesive Supply Chain Can Drive Better Healthcare Business

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Healthcare providers are challenged today with their patient population moving outside the walls of the hospital. Treating patients across the continuum includes the ability to serve them in physician offices, surgery centers, acute settings, long term care and in the patient’s home. A recent Ernst & Young survey of 700 qualified healthcare professionals identified the escalating cost of care delivery, driven … Read More

Who Says Devices Have to Be Single-Use?

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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