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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Hospital Medical Equipment Rental

October 9, 2019

Without enough hospital-owned medical equipment, rental costs can skyrocket and risk delaying patient care. Too much and you pay for it with acquisition and maintenance costs, and you still end up with needless rental expenses. Here’s what “good” rental looks like.

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4 Overlooked Ways to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries

September 17, 2019

HAPIs can start forming within 2.5 hours for the most critical patients. The time between when a high-risk patient is admitted to a hospital and when they are placed on a therapy bed and surface is critical to reducing adverse events, such as falls and pressure injuries.

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Has your hospital started preparing for the upcoming flu season?

Wait, Already? 5 Ways to Prepare for the 2019-20 Flu Season

August 26, 2019

The previous two flu seasons were notable for two distinct reasons. Neither of which were positive. But both seasons do provide healthcare facilities with important lessons to be learned.

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Evaluating Hospital Vendors: How to Close the Quality Gap

July 22, 2019

Are the increased costs and risk across a healthcare organization, including patients and staff, worth a cent saved on a line item basis? The answer should always be no – but that’s not always the case. Part 4 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.

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We Are Agiliti

December 3, 2018

Names matter. And the best names do an excellent job of capturing the essence of a company. Why we chose ours.

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The Dog Days of Summer: The Perfect Time to Prepare for the Flu?

July 31, 2018

In the midst of Summer, it can be difficult to think about Winter. But in terms of getting prepared for the flu season, that’s exactly what needs to happen.

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Rise of the Machines: 3 Trends Impacting Biomedical Service Demands

July 9, 2018

Biomedical technicians are now responsible for more equipment than ever before. This responsibility and other related challenges are complicating hospital equipment service demands.

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4 Tips For Effective Hospital Outsourcing

June 18, 2018

Outsourcing supportive services is key to helping free up staff time. But having too many vendors can end up driving greater inefficiencies. Here are four tips to help find the right balance.

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Free Up Hospital Staff to Focus on Patients, Not Admin Tasks

June 4, 2018

Hospital administrative tasks are necessary and important, but they place extra strain on staff across the facility. Reduce the burden to improve patient care.

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3 Ways to Strengthen Your Clinical Engineering Team

May 21, 2018

Hospital clinical engineering departments are increasingly squeezed for time and resources, making it harder for CE directors to achieve objectives that can have a greater impact for their team and hospital.

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3 Ways to Reduce Nurse Burdens & Drive Job Satisfaction

May 7, 2018

National Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the excellent work done by all nursing teams and staff. It’s also a good time to acknowledge and explore opportunities to improve nurse working conditions.

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How Informed Patients are Redefining Hospital Growth Strategies

April 30, 2018

Price pressures from multiple directions are forcing hospitals to explore opportunities to more effectively manage costs and outcomes to attract patients and allow for growth.

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The Key to Hospital M&A Success: Unlocking Quick Wins

April 17, 2018

As health system M&A activity continues at increasing rates and scale, implementing strategies to ensure a smooth and quick integration becomes ever important to the bottom line.

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Improve HCAHPS by Focusing on Medical Equipment Management

April 2, 2018

Many hospitals are investing in “extras” to make a good first impression with their patients. But these “extras” fail to address core issues that impact the patient experience.

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The 2017-18 Flu Season in Review: Anticipated and Underprepared

March 9, 2018

The current flu season isn’t over yet but is already on record as the worst seen in nearly a decade. Here is a recap of the season so far and three key takeaways from the 2017-18 flu season.

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