For hospitals with high security needs, such as those with neonatal intensive care units or secure labs, iris identification systems enable secure access.
The Growing Reach of Technology Transformers Imagine robots that act as stand-ins for doctors, watching over their patients as they recover from major surgery and regularly checking their progress. Through these robots, physicians can interact and care for patients from miles away. This is just one example of “disruptive innovation” and its potential for revolutionizing […]
A major issue facing clinical asset and supply chain managers in healthcare systems is how to approach the repair and replacement of medical equipment. The dilemma? There’s not a one-size-fits-all winning formula. Safety is paramount, but supply chain managers must also consider the age and serviceability of the equipment, and the costs to service, repair […]
For supply chain professionals, the first step to engaging physicians and bridging the communication gap is to better understand what makes them tick. Use that knowledge to get them engaged before you need to tap their clinical expertise for mission-critical projects. In healthcare, the communication gap between supply chain professionals and practicing physicians is legendary—the one […]
As expected, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently laid out its proposal for escalating use of bundled payments beyond total hip and knee arthroscopy (joint replacements). The plan introduces mandatory episode payment models for acute myocardial infarction (AMI, or heart attack) treated with or without percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass […]