Category Archives: Management Zone

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Cardiology Management: DÉJÀ VU All Over Again

You’ve probably heard the famous quote by baseball great Yogi Berra, “This is like déjà vu all over again.” In terms of cardiovascular services, today is déjà vu all over again as the annual membership meetings of the Healthcare Advisory Board are about to begin. According to its website, the mission of The Advisory Board…

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Peers Are a Valuable Resource to Assist Busy Labs in Evaluating Solutions

Cardiac Cath Lab directors are bombarded with information about new products and services and so they are turning to their peers to sift through it all to find about solutions that work and companies that can be trusted. In a recent study by The Aberdeen Group, it was found that 69% of organizations having success…

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Should Hospitals Adopt RFID?

Most hospitals, consumed with financial constraints and pressing patient care requirements, are laggards in supply chain innovation. Healthcare is also known to invest less in new technology adoption than other industries. Combined, these factors would predict a slow uptake of automated inventory management in the healthcare arena. However, beyond the ordering, receiving, and tracking of…

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Integration of Inventory Control Systems

Where are you today with your inventory control system? Where would you like to be? Inventory control systems (ICS) are in place in all hospitals in a wide variety of applications. This discussion will focus on high-end dollar use items that are typically managed by a self-made manual system, a bar-coded system or a facility-wide…

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How to Build a Heart Center

Many people build a new home. When they do so, they decide what is important to them and what makes them comfortable. Design generally takes into account what the person or family enjoys or how time is spent. Many questions abound: How many bedrooms? How should we plan the living spaces? What about the kitchen,…

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