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Instant Everything

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By Ibby Smith Stofer

In the days before we all became consumed with instant everything, was your life better or worse? Did you feel that you had more time in the day to enjoy things? Did you have the luxury of calling or speaking with others when either of you wanted to and not when the text or instant message landed on your phone, tablet, or computer?

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Why Do Hospitals Lease Medical Equipment?

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By Ibby Smith Stofer and Robb Stevens

This question has been asked of me many, many times and the answer is not a simple one. The circumstances and considerations that the hospital, IDN, or other care provider face when determining which option is best can vary greatly when determining if they should lease or purchase.

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The New Request For Proposal Process

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By Ibby Smith Stofer

Having spent many long hours working with the sales group, I wanted to take a look at how healthcare providers (hospitals and integrated delivery networks) are currently interacting with both manufacturers and representatives in selecting products or services. What has changed in the selection process with all the emphasis on healthcare spending and technology?

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Does Silence mean success?

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By Ibby Smith Stofer

If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there, does it make a sound?

If your customer is silent does that mean you were successful or they are satisfied? Do you ever wonder what your customers say about you? How do they feel about doing business with you? Is it a necessity or a benefit? How do you know? What is the reality of your customers’ opinions of your firm, your representatives, or your company?

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Your Hands Are Gross!

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By Ibby Smith Stofer

As I continue to research the serious issue of hospital acquired infections I came across some very interesting facts. Whether you work in a hospital, visit one, go to the store, go to school, a restaurant, or even just open a door, you may find both interesting and scary. A company that offers touchless entry systems wrote the article. You can read more at www.WavetoOpen.com

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Ultrasound and Its Surprising Uses

When you read the word, “ultrasound,” most minds will jump straight to one thing: Babies. Everyone has seen dozens of TV shows and movies showing that moment where the expecting mother sees her baby on the monitor for the first time. Countless more have experienced that joy in real life. Ultrasound technology is one of the more versatile and useful technologies in the medical profession. Apart from just prenatal imaging, ultrasound is often used in muscle healing and in treating soft tissue damage. Ultrasound technology has advanced far enough in recent years that it has been used as a diagnostic tool in regular family clinics and is expected to replace stethoscopes in the coming years for standard checkup use.

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