Med One Blog

The New Request For Proposal Process

Doctor holding piggy bank

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?

Woman on cell phone in front of laptop

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!

Bacteria Cells

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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50+ Years Later...My How Things Have Changed

Surgery in operating room

By Ibby Smith Stofer

Over the last 50+ years the world of hospital equipment has changed not only lives but also how medicine is practiced in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Think back to say the 1960s. What were the techy things that you can recall? Well if you were in the hospital environment, it was a time of significant change. Many of the common tools of today were brought to market then.

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Ask And You Shall Receive

Question Mark

By Ibby Smith Stofer

There is an old saying that I am sure you know well, ask and you shall receive. I am not talking of divine guidance or prayer, but rather how to ask for help from other people. Asking for help is something we all need but all too often do not seek, or seek in the wrong way. But what if you ask the wrong person, or ask the wrong question, or even worse don’t know how to ask?

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