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New Features for ExpertRFP: August 2017

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 pro...

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Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Proposes Changes to Standards

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 a...

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On Bended (Robotic?) Knee

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 sys...

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People, Process and Provider

When it comes to purchased services, hospitals face challenges aligning their stakeholders, establishing a process that works and handling contracted service providers. MD Buyline, the nation's le...

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Workflow in the Pulmonary Lab

Patrick Burns, Director of Product Management at MGC Diagnostics, shared with me his insight on the trend in pulmonary diagnostics. Patrick stated that the trend for RRTs and RPFTs who perform pulmona...

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Interventional X-ray Radiation Dose Reduction in the Market

In the past few years, there has been an increasing focus on cumulative radiation dose exposure, effects and guidelines in the medical field and, in particular, in the CT and interventional X-ray mark...

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Harvard's Wyss Institute Creates Improved Sepsis Treatment Device

Sepsis is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication of an infection caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites. Sepsis is caused by an inflammatory immune response triggered by the ...

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Social Networking for Radiology Professionals

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...

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Is Your Hospital Pharmacy DSCSA-Compliant?

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 d...

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VitalCough - New Option for MI-E Therapy

The VitalCough System joins Hill-Rom's Respiratory Care product line, which includes the MetaNeb and Vest Systems. VitalCough is a device for Mechanical Insufflation and Exsufflation (MI-E) therapy...

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The Role of Your Laboratory Information System in Meaningful Use

The role a Laboratory Information System (LIS) plays in the Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program relates to the Reportable Laboratory Results option, an objective of Stage 1 of the MU rules. These ru...

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Next Wave in Dialysis Technology - Tablo

Dialysis products have been available for over 60 years with the first products for clinical dialysis introduced in the 1940s. By the 1950s, products were available for acute renal failure, and work b...

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