Speak Up: Making EMS a Necessary Service

By Rhonda BaliffYour Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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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

By Doug GolwasYour Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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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?

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 Pillars to Leverage Technology and Drive Efficiency

By Dave RolstonHot Topics, Your Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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There are a lot of questions about the future of healthcare right now.  Operating at the highest level will always be a top priority for systems.  One way to combat the possibility for adverse effects is identifying gaps in the use of technology across supply chain management systems. Yes, they still exist in 2017. Healthcare spending in the United States … Read More

The Power of Teamwork

By Antonia FinlaysonYour Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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Teamwork is integral for any process improvement program, such as a lean assessment, because these are the individuals whom the packs will impact significantly.  However, surgery centers are a stressful environment with multiple assigned roles, and good leaders know that changes affecting day to day operations require buy-in to make it a success.  In the case of the Surgery Center … Read More