On Our Minds

Documentation IS a core part of patient care

December 11, 2011

I’d like to talk about something that’s been bothering me for a while. One hears commonly in the hospital arena that nurses should spend more time on patient care, or…

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Problem of product waste

November 8, 2011

I’ve been seeing products expiring on shelves at a rate of 5-10% (percentage of current inventory value on shelves) per month. This rate applies to a number of specialty procedure…

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Results of our physician survey

October 10, 2011

In conjunction with The Optimé Group, VUEMED commissioned a survey of 60 physicians in July 2011 in order to evaluate their perspectives on: (a) their relationships with supply chain/materials organizations;…

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Product documentation challenges

September 17, 2011

One issue I’d like to talk about that’s not commonly discussed is that usage documentation by nurses and techs is notoriously inaccurate. There are a number of reasons why. First,…

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Managing perpetual vs. non-perpetual inventory

August 15, 2011

I had a discussion recently with someone who was asking about perpetual vs. non-perpetual clinical inventory. When it comes to most items in a department’s perpetual inventory, the department doesn’t…

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Commissioning a physician survey

July 21, 2011

This summer we’ve commissioned a primary market research project together with The Optimé Group to examine changing physicians’ attitudes and perceptions around medical technology evaluation and purchasing decisions, as well…

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