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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.
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 […]