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Negotiating Blood Services Contracts

Negotiating Blood Services Contracts

Purchasing blood has become more challenging than ever, due to supplier consolidations and shortages of platelets and rare blood types.  As a result, skillful negotiation of blood service contracts is essential to meeting your health system’s needs...

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Cleaning Up Your Linen Services Contracts

Cleaning Up Your Linen Services Contracts

Perhaps this scenario sounds familiar: You’re about to leave the office and get a head start on the weekend when your VP of Facilities calls.  The linen truck was late again and delivered only half the order this morning, so another vendor had to be called to...

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Advancements in Endoscopy

Advancements in Endoscopy

The method is considered minimally invasive; when compared to open procedures, it results in smaller incisions, less bleeding, shorter recovery time, and less post-operative pain. Contrasted with rigid procedures, flexible endoscopy is performed via access to natural...

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Usher in the Era of Collaboration

Usher in the Era of Collaboration

Collaboration with others leads to all success, whether producing innovation, growing a business, or reducing costs. While people talk about how collaboration is the key to success, one question comes to mind: How do you make cross-departmental collaboration occur...

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Hidden Ways Hospitals Can Save Money

Hidden Ways Hospitals Can Save Money

2017 is predicted to be a challenging year for health systems and hospitals around the country, according to a recent blog post by Deloitte. Increased financial pressures are expected due to changes to the payer mix, the move towards value-based care and uncertainty...

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It All Starts with a Contract

It All Starts with a Contract

At MediTract, while working with thousands of hospital clients for more than 20 years, we’ve heard a common theme: “We don’t know what we don’t know about our contracts.” One of our clients remarked recently that “contracts are the crypto-currency within the...

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Cybersecurity Strategies and Best Practices

Cybersecurity Strategies and Best Practices

Cybersecurity continues to be a major concern for healthcare organizations. Because of the sensitivity of the information they keep, hospitals are becoming a chosen target of cybercriminals. Cyberattacks are no longer a matter of “if” but “when.” The threat was top of...

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