August 28, 2017

In these tough times, medtech manufacturers must focus on operational excellence to drive growth and profitability. 

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Following an era of high growth and profitability in the medical technology industry, total shareholder returns have been declining during the past...

Tim Burney, founder and CEO of Advantien, an implant management company that specializes in maximizing the value of spine and orthopedic implants, highlights key ways ASCs can enhance their supply chain to improve the value of their spine and orthopedic procedures.

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August 9, 2017

Hub features decontamination capability, instrument inspection and more to support distribution services to hospitals

As part of its long-term strategy to support medical device manufacturers, UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced the opening of a new healthcare-compliant di...

Dramatically changing the sector’s inefficient supply chain may eliminate the dangers posed by counterfeiting and medication errors. he manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices is becoming increasingly complex. Companies are expanding their product portfoli...

Staff turnover at hospitals is picking up, and very damaging to productivity.  Just ANOTHER reason to be scanning assets in the O. R. and in SPD....

Hospitals today are facing higher turnover and attrition rates than ever before, according to a survey report from Leader...

August 2, 2017

This is a photo from a state of the art, brand new operating room.  And this is how they record implants used during a trauma case.  After this step, the sales rep re-records this onto an inventory control sheet.  Then the rep hands that sheet to the circulating nurse,...

August 2, 2017

To cut the price of orthopedic implants and curb the influence of manufacturers, some hospitals are training their own employees to provide technical assistance to operating room staff, displacing company sales representatives who have offered this service to surgeons...

August 1, 2017

As healthcare organizations yearn for universal device, equipment and process interoperability, Supply Chain and Surgical Services aim to implement this seemingly lofty goal in several ways.

By enacting service and supply data standards, recording product usage per pati...

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