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The U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), enacted November 2013, represents Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act (H.R. 3204). This federal law establishes a national standard for drug security that overrides state regulations and mandates a complete prescription drug traceability system that encompasses the full supply chain range, from pharmaceutical manufacturer […]
From Twitter to Facebook to LinkedIn, it’s no wonder we live in a society consumed by Internet-based social networking. With our fast-paced lifestyles, online networking has become a vital tool in the struggle to stay up-to-date with current news and events in both our personal and professional lives. Social networks are even being used as […]
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) periodically updates the standards for accreditation. As part of the process, the IAC is accepting comments as they relate to the proposed changes to the accreditation standards. You can access these proposed changes and submit your comments directly to the IAC. Proposed areas open for comment are as follows: Adult Echocardiography […]
Is your young athlete at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD)? According to an article from the American Heart Association, in the United States, SCD is responsible for approximately 100-150 deaths annually during sporting events. That’s an average of one athlete every 3 days experiencing a SCD on the athletic field. The American Heart Association […]
Robotic Partial Knee Resurfacing Q&A on the RIO System by MAKO Surgical/Stryker Corporation (Revisited) The MAKO robotic partial knee resurfacing technology has been FDA approved since 2005 and the first procedure was performed in 2006. The current MAKO RIO system which is a physician-guided robotic system that uses fiducials, bone-anchored surgical reference markers, to guide […]
As we all know, the typical RFP process is lengthy and labor-intensive, spanning many weeks and consuming valuable labor hours. To enhance our existing ExpertRFP platform — which expedites the RFP process with category-specific templates, analyst consultations, a scorecard tool, and more — we have added complementary features and functionality to make ExpertRFP work smarter […]
On July 11, 2017, the FDA announced Exemptions from Premarket Notification: Class II Devices. The list, which includes more than 1,000 class II devices, includes genomic platforms and tools: High-throughput DNA sequence analyzer DNA genetic analyzer Mass spectrometer for clinical multiplex test systems Real-time nucleic acid amplification system Complete gene expression profiling accessory reagents Quality […]
Despite the instability facing the American healthcare landscape at present, there continues to be growing focus on value. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has placed an increased emphasis on healthcare quality and patient satisfaction, especially with regard to Medicare reimbursement. Private payers are also seeking payment structures based on patient outcomes. In […]
We’d like to congratulate our partners at the University of Chicago for expanding their campus while continuing to provide excellent service to the community. We are pleased to be onsite for this project. Here is an update on team EMTS at UChicago! Here’s our Vice President (Andrew Hunt) and other members of our onsite team […]
There’s been much conversation recently about the fate of value-based purchasing and the move from fee-for-service to outcomes-based medicine. Established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program is an initiative set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide acute-care hospitals with incentive […]
As part of their “Your Health” segment, NPR aired a piece about the effectiveness of various treatments for low back pain, with a focus on spinal manipulation. Lower back pain is a common complaint to physicians, and, as the article states, a common reason for the prescription of addictive narcotic painkillers. Other interventions can include: […]
The partnership between EMTS and TPC for Capital Equipment Strategic Sourcing has surpassed $2 million in reduced capital equipment acquisition costs during the first 18-months of the agreement. EMTS has become an integral part of TPC’s unified capital procurement strategy for healthcare organizations located in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. The cost reductions are a result of EMTS’ Innovative Sourcing […]
Who doesn’t love lists? Especially lists detailing the best of the best, the most popular, the most in-demand. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of our top three Directory reports for the first three months of the year, in order of retrievals from our Knowledge Center. These three represent a mix of information important […]
Traditional cancer treatments include procedures with which we’re all familiar: chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. But clinicians and scientists continue to work tirelessly to find a cure for the devastating disease. While immunotherapy has been in the news as of late as relates to the treatment of peanut allergies (see our blog, Peanut Allergy Drug […]
We at EMTS would like to take a moment to congratulate TPC on their recent publication in Supply World Magazine! EMTS is proud to partner with TPC and support all of their member hospitals. TPC has generated more that $180 million in savings since 2010! Check out the full article Here.