The Owner's Perspective: Challenges and Issues Facing the Medical Stakeholders
12 Communication Tips for Medical Equipment Specifiers and Reps
Communication between a medical equipment specifier and manufacturer’s rep can determine the success or failure of a project, or a client-consultant relationship. Communication can make or break a partnership. It can mean the difference between winning a single job, and winning repeat business. Follow these tips for better communication, and...
8 Pre-Packaged Kits for Minor Procedures
The value, efficiency, and infection prevention benefits of pre-packaged minor procedure kits.
4 Strategies to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
How the CDC, medical supply manufacturers, and hospital staff reduce catheter-associated infections (CAUTI).
Inexpensive Bariatric Planning Considerations that Prevent Costly Complications
When preparing a hospital room or an assisted-living residence unit, there are several planning considerations necessary to accommodate the growing bariatric population.
Efficiency, Ergonomics, and Aesthetics: Designing Lean into the Point-of-Care
By considering the principles of Lean in their design of healthcare spaces, facility planners can reduce waste, improve staff efficiency, and optimize care.
23 Low-Cost Ways to Care for the Growing Bariatric Population, Part 2
Equipment and furniture considerations when planning accommodations for a bariatric patient or resident.
Managing Medical Equipment & Supplies Using RFID Technology
An expert advises on how to manage medical equipment and supplies using radio frequency identification technology.
9 Skin Care Products for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
9 Skin Care Products for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
3 Manufacturers Arm Clinicians as they Battle Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
Medline, Sage Products, and Kimberly Clark have medical supplies to help reduce the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP).
6 Steps to Prevent Pressure Ulcers, and the Medical Supplies to Help
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has outlined six components of care to prevent pressure ulcers. There are medical supplies that can help hospital and assisted-living staff prevent pressure ulcers in their patients and residents.
Customize Your Medical Cart with Drawers that Meet Your Needs
Medical carts have different components and accessories available in order to customize the cart to serve the needed function.
9 Ways to Enhance the Security of Your Medical Cart
Consider these options for cart security to determine which will serve you best.
How a Case Cart System Improves Efficiency, Cuts Costs, and Improves Care
How a surgical case cart system works to support the OR staff and manage medical supply management.
10 Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Explore the foundation of Section 5001(c) of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, and the 10 hospital-acquired conditions identified by the Secretary for Health and Human Services that will be affected by the Inpatient Prospective Payment Payment System Fiscal Year 2009 Final Rule.
Hand Hygiene and the Medical Supplies that Can Keep You Clean
The World Health Organization has identified 5 key moments for hand hygiene. Find out how to evaluate the products you should be using to comply with WHO recommendations.
Reusable Isolation Gowns - An economic and environmental review
The cost and environmental considerations for choosing reusable isolation gowns.
Budgeting Tips for Specifiers
Medical Equipment Specifiers have a set of proven tips they follow to deliver their projects on time and on budget.
Improving Healthcare Quality with the Accountable Care Organization Model
Accountable Care Organizations are another way to attempt to reduce cost and improve care in the U.S. healthcare system.
Products for Progress in Your ICU
Growing evidence through field experience indicates that getting ICU patients up and moving will help them get better faster. Learn about some product solutions to improve ICU patient mobility and safety.
Enterprise Asset Management for Healthcare
How the Asset Management profession brings needed skills to healthcare organizations.
Wanted! Vendor Negotiation Strategy
Consultant and author Al Hardy provides insight to the vendor sales approach, and how best to manage the search for a business solution instead of just a product solution.
Tips, Innovations, and Best Practices
Medical Supplies and Equipment Planning
Ideas for Reducing Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections are financially expensive medical errors for hospitals that can also cause great physical harm, including death, in patients. These tips will improve your understanding of the steps and products that can be used to reduce infection rates.
Infection Prevention Strategies for the Medical Planning Team
There are a growing number of ways to include medical supplies, furniture, and architectural finishes that are designed to kill bacteria, or at least prevent its spread.
5 Things You Need to Know About Connected Health
An basic understanding of what connected health means, and how it could impact the evolution of healthcare delivery.
Mobile Health Technology Today
A brief overview of how telemedicine and mobile health have evolved.
A Tried and True Improvement Methodology for Healthcare Processes
Learn about a simple, yet effective, process improvement methodology to design waste out of your part of the healthcare delivery system.
9 Organizations Leading the Connected Health Industry
Learn from 9 different organizations that are shaping the future of connected health technology.
Two Mobile Health Programs That Connect Patients to their Healthcare Team
Organizations like Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health and others have established programs to try to improve patients' overall wellness, and to tackle one of the more expensive conditions in our healthcare system, heart failure.
Get Engaged: How Mobile Health Technology Can Improve Patient Compliance
How mobile health technology can help increase patient compliance with therapeutic regimens.
Four Connected Health Programs to Improve Healthcare Quality
Technology is helping doctors and patients extend their reach and connection to each other. Learn about four programs in place today.
How To Save The American Healthcare Delivery System
A short, manageable list of focus areas that have proven to reduce wasted costs and improve healthier outcomes in patients.
Connected Health--Current Challenges, Future Opportunities, Part 2
Part 2 of an interview with a mobile health thought-leader, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health.
Connected Health--Current Challenges, Future Opportunities
An interview with a mobile health thought-leader, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health.
An Online Management Tool to Share Your Diabetes Home Testing Results
Learn about Diabetes 24/7 and HealthVault, a partnership between the ADA and Microsoft to connect people living with diabetes to their healthcare providers with accurate and timely information about their health.
Annual Conferences in Medical Supply, Health IT, and Healthcare Design
These annual conferences are among the most popularly attended by our readership at MedicalSupplies@aboutguide.com.
Wheelchair Washers that Work
Shopping for wheelchair washers and medical equipment washers? Read this first.
Precautionary Tips to Avoid Seasonal Flu
Beyond the flu vaccine, learn what other steps you can take to reduce the spread of seasonal flu.
How Health IT Can Help You
Whether you are a patient trying to manage your condition from home, a doctor trying to provide more attentive care to your patients, or a healthcare leader trying to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your healthcare institution or ACO, there are tips here for you to get you started on your path to success.
How to Avoid Infection in Your Hospital and Doctor's Office
Follow these tips to avoid picking up a new infection when providing or receiving healthcare.
Repel Germs 24/7 with - Furniture
Repel germs and prevent the spread of infection with these furniture options.
Mobile Health Technology and Its Influence on Medical Supplies
Learn more about how mobile health technology trends are influencing the medical supply industry, online medical supplies, and connected health.
Flexible Healthcare - Storage Options for Your Medical Supplies
Learn about the different types of storage for medical supplies, and where each type can help.
Infection Prevention Goes Digital
Learn about a new technology funded by the NIH that is dramatically reducing healthcare acquired infection rates.
How Robots Are Enhancing Telemedicine
Learn more about how robots are enhancing telemedicine.
Hospital Logistics in the Age of Robotics
Learn how robots are improving hospital logistics and freeing up nurses from routine tasks so that they can provide more hands-on care.
Types of Medical Supplies for Hospital and Home
Start here if you need to learn more about medical supplies for your hospital or your home. This huge resource will lead you to the category you need.
Medical Supplies for Obese and Bariatric Patients
Obesity can be a challenge for both the patient and the healthcare team that serves the obese or bariatric patient. Here are some ways to improve the level of care.
Antimicrobial Copper Products for Medical Supplies and Equipment
Learn more about the medical products made of copper alloys that are available today that can claim antimicrobial protection.
Fight Healthcare Acquired Infections with Antimicrobial Copper Sinks
In the fight against healthcare acquired infections, antimicrobial copper may be able to finally help us tip the scales back in our favor.
Tagging and Tracking Surgical Instruments
Learn about a proven process to tag and track surgical instruments.
High-Density Mobile Storage in the Operating Room Core
Learn how operating rooms that have switched to high-density mobile storage units in their OR core have become more efficient and more responsive.
Medical Supplies for Improving Patient Flow
Learn how technology is improving patient flow and direction in clinics and hospitals.
Save Space in the Exam Room with the Innovative StableRise EMR Station
Learn how to save space in the exam room with an innovative EMR station.
Innovative Nurse Server and Patient Server Storage
Learn about an innovative solution for nurse server storage. Store most of the supplies a nurse will need within 10 steps from the patient bed.
Ronald McDonald, Copper, and the War on Infection
Learn why architects designed antimicrobial copper into Charleston's Ronald McDonald House to fight the spread of infection.
FrameWRX Modular Pharmacy Storage for Your Space and Efficiency Challenges
Learn how Spacesaver's FrameWRX HD helps pharmacies condense space, while maximizing storage, flexibility, and efficiency.
Modular Pharmacy Design by Herman Miller Inc.
Learn how Herman Miller Healthcare has designed a kit of parts that can adapt to evolving pharmacy design needs.
When Disaster Strikes - Why We Need Connected Health Technology
Here is one more (major) reason why communities need a robust Connected Health Technology capability.
Mass Casualty Wound Care Supplies
When disaster strikes, are you prepared to respond to a mass casualty situation?
Ultra-Wide Band, A Plain Explanation
Consultant and author Alford Hardy provides insight into how ultra-wide band radar can help healthcare organizations track their equipment and supply assets to increase profit margins and productivity, while reducing costs.
Norovirus Prevention Checklist
Learn which medical supplies will best support your healthcare facility to comply with the CDC's recommended norovirus prevention process.
Lean Healthcare and the 5S Mindset
Understand how the 5S Lean mindset works in healthcare organizations.
The ROI for a 5S Lean Healthcare Culture
How to measure the return on your investment in a 5S lean healthcare culture.
Improving Surgical Procedure-Pack Design
Pre-packaged surgical kits can greatly improve surgical site efficiency, but what happens when every blue-pack looks the same? Learn more about an intuitive way to pack, store, and pull surgical procedure packs and reduce the chance of mistakingly pulling the wrong kit.
How To Start a 5S Lean Program in Your Healthcare Organization
Learn successful tips from those who have created a 5S mindset in their staff.
5S Lean and Lab Design
Learn what it means to design a laboratory using the principals of the 5S Lean system.
Medical Supplies that Enable 5S Lean Healthcare Design
Go from planning 5S for your healthcare organization to implementing it with these medical supply ideas that will help you sort, separate, and shine.
Turn Your Waiting Room into a 5S Lean Showcase
Use these product ideas to help you implement 5S Lean in your healthcare waiting room.
Medical Supplies for 5S Lean Phlebotomy
Looking for medical supplies to implement a 5S Lean methodology and mindset in your phlebotomy lab? Start here.