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Does 3D printing belong in healthcare?

3D Printer

By Ibby Smith Stofer

I have been concerned that this technology is providing many with benefits, but I also have questions about their long-term effects. Are those new implants going to last? Are there going to be future risks? Are they going to cause other complications or health issues?

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Consumer or Patient

TV Shopping at electronics store

By Ibby Smith Stofer

Within the healthcare community there is much debate on the transition between the two terms consumer and patient.

The exact differences may be muddled and usually are not consistently understood by either the provider or the consumer/patient.

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Instant Everything

Email Inbox

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?

Doctor holding calculator

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

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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