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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.
Not all genetic tests are created equal. It’s a fact that applies not only to quality, but also to the information that the test reveals. Therefore, it is important to ask: should all genetic tests be assessed the same way? The answer is not a simple “yes” or “no,” but rather the question demands a […]
By now, it’s probably safe to say that some, if not all, of you have experienced some level of “big data fatigue.” The phrase has become ubiquitous, no matter the industry, although it seems none more so than in healthcare. Indeed, almost every healthcare news source to which I subscribe these days seems to have […]
EMTS was represented by Don Koenig at the 2017 Spring Hospital Supply Chain Conference in Miami on Feb 27 – Mar. 1. The conference organized by Health Connect Partners (HCP) is a platform to network and connect, develop new business relationships, attend thought provoking education and discover new technologies and products. Educational sessions included presentations […]
The new Dashboard has features you have been asking for, and will find intuitive, and easy to use. The Dashboard will be MediTract’s new landing page. You can post internal communications and announcements to your team. You can customize the Dashboard for your use. It will serve as a central location for accessing and completing important […]
Our very own Andrew Hunt, thanks to the partnership with the University of Chicago Medical Center, was able to attend The ACE (Architecture, Capital Equipment and Engineering) Summit in Atlanta, GA found here. The ACE summit brings together healthcare executives and construction suppliers to focus on capital equipment, engineering and facilities needs. It addresses the […]
Happy 2017 from all of us at EMTS! Our 2016 included bundles of savings for our clients, capital equipment coordination with stellar communities and building client relationships daily. From our EMTS family, we would like to take a moment to thank all our friends, partners and communities to share our biggest wins together. In 2016… […]
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a report about research performed at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The findings revealed that sepsis, a potentially fatal condition triggered by an infection in the bloodstream, has a greater readmission rate (12.2%) than all four of the […]
As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP) was established to incentivize hospitals to reduce the number of HAC’s per year (Source: www.cms.gov). HAC’s differ slightly from hospital-acquired infections (HAI’s) although both designations fall under the regulations set forth by the HACRP. HAI’s: infections patients may […]
The Neptune Waste Management Systems are used in operating room (OR) suites and surgical facilities to collect and dispose of surgical fluid waste. Some models also remove smoke generated at surgical sites by electrocautery or laser devices. In 2012, the manufacturer of these systems issued a voluntary class I recall. The Food and Drug Administration […]
We’ve had recent questions regarding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process for new medical devices, so we felt it was time to revisit the topic. We realize that as both physicians and providers, the pressure can be great when both patients and clients come to you wanting information about the latest device reported […]
Documented evidence of the use of honey for medicinal purposes has existed for centuries across continents and cultures. As is so often the case, what’s old is new again, and honey has seen a resurgence as a treatment, specifically as a topical ointment to aid in wound healing. Because of its antimicrobial properties, honey is […]
In October 2016, the Mayo Clinic released a report that set the Internet abuzz with blog articles and radio pieces, all about genetic testing. The article detailed the case of approximately two dozen family members who decided to have genetic testing performed after a young relative died suddenly of a heart syndrome. The testing revealed […]
The federal government’s meaningful use regulations are far from the only urgent call for paperless processes in the healthcare industry. In fact, for every $1 a hospital spends on printing, it takes another $9 to maintain what was printed, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. From an operational and economic perspective, streamlining paper-based workflows into electronic workflows […]
The OIG, which rarely issues fraud alerts, released one on June 9, 2015 entitled “Physician Compensation Arrangements May Result in Significant Liability.” These type of alerts are rare (since 2011 there have only been four issued) and are indicative of a high-risk area for Fraud and Abuse which is ripe for investigation by agencies of […]