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Company Culture: See and be seen

December 6, 2022Scott Stone

Q. How can I check the pulse of my organization?  A. The culture of our organizations dictates the productivity and output of them. As leaders, it is our responsibility to be in tune with the organization on a level that we can guide and steer the ship effectively. Here are three ways to improve the cohesiveness of your organization.  Prioritize your people  As leaders, we often want to prioritize executing our task list vs. delegating key items and managing downward. Prioritizing...

Business, Company Culture, Employee Satisfaction, Operations, Scott Stone

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ATLAS Technology Group enters Canadian market 

June 13, 2022HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS – ATLAS Technology Group, which offers four service lines for the complex rehab and HME markets, is now providing services in Canada. The company offers ATLAS Enterprise Software, Telehealth Clinical Evals, ATLAS Clinical Evals Software and ATLAS – FIOS Business Services. “Our mission at ATLAS Technology Group is to support the HME/DME and rehab mobility providers with the tools and services for an enhanced patient experience,” said Bill Paul, CEO of ATLAS Technology...

Atlas Technology Group, Business, Clinical Evaluations, Complex Rehab, Software, Telehealth

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Poll: COVID precautions push permanent business changes


Poll: COVID precautions push permanent business changes

March 19, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, HME providers, like many businesses, have adapted to new ways of doing business and many of those changes will become permanent, say respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.  Nearly three-quarters of respondents say they plan to make certain changes permanent, including offering drop-shipping or curbside pick-up of equipment.  “In the past, we would do curbside if a customer asked,”...

Business, Change, Coronavirus, Curbside Delivery, Drop Shipping, HME NewsPoll, work from home

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On the Editor's Desk

You say tomato, I say tomahto?

April 29, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Is there a provider that doesn't like a good lead? As long as it's legal? (Which, BTW, is good question as we've learned from “Operation Brace Yourself.”) I remember talking to a provider once about Inogen and the provider said the amount of advertising they do almost makes up for the fact that they're also a competitor. Inogen has arguably done the most to raise the awareness of POCs to the point where Mr. Smith goes into an HME company asking for an Inogen. It has...

Business, Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC)

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Medforce, DME Data Solutions fill in gaps

August 1, 2017HME News Staff

SUFFERN, N.Y., and SAN DIEGO - Medforce Technologies and DME Data Solutions have formed a strategic partnership to deliver providers an end-to-end solution for business management that improves efficiency, increases productivity and boosts profitability, the two companies say. Medforce is a provider of process and document management software; DME Data Solutions is a provider of productivity software. Together, the two companies offer more than a dozen software modules focused on minimizing manual...

Business, DME Data Solutions, Management, MedForce Technologies, Software

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NCPA names finalists for business plan competition

July 19, 2017HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Community Pharmacists Association has named three teams of pharmacy students as finalists for the 2017 GoodNeighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. The students hail from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. They will present their business plans in a live competition on Oct. 14 at...

Business, Community Pharmacy, Competition, Planning

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Automation: Understand tools at hand

February 24, 2017Ellen Sluder

A. Automation can deliver the biggest impact on your bottom line through document management and business process management (BPM). Document management goes well beyond being paperless. True document management can store any information to create a complete file—including documents, pictures, spreadsheets, notes and even data capture through digital forms. It is a single portal through which your team can access information, collaborate and track progress. Automation can be leveraged...

Business, Ellen Sluder, Management, MedForce Technologies, Strategy

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Mediware extends reach of new tool

March 23, 2016HME News Staff

LENEXA, Kan. - Mediware Information Systems and its business intelligence partner, Rock-Pond Solutions, have released real-time BI reporting for current HME, home infusion and specialty pharmacy CPR+ customers. Once incorporated into CPR+, the BI suite will allow users to analyze trends, track current performance and anticipate future needs. “The new reporting suite is designed to help CPR+ customers save time managing their data every day with real-time custom reporting, easy-to-follow dashboards...

Business, CPR+, Mediware, Reporting, Software

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VGM doubles up on retail

April 29, 2014HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has boosted its retail offerings by acquiring Minneapolis-based Simply Shops. VGM will merge Simply Shops, a healthcare retail consultant primarily to hospitals, with VGM Retail Services. Simply Shops is known for its “Retail Science” concept—offering a blend of gift/floral, convenience, health and wellness, and logo wear to support patients, families, staff, visitors and the overall community in the hospital environment, according to a press release. “Blending...

Business, Cash, Retail, Simply Shops, VGM Group

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Balanced scorecard: Connect processes to results

January 25, 2013Tom Cesar

A. The focus of your business strategy is to connect internal processes to improve results with customers. The core question for this: What strategic targets should be set to satisfy the desires of your customers to achieve financial objectives? There are three basic customer-focused value propositions. Product leadership Your value propositions must be written from the customer's perspective with a focus on the key benefits in functionality, features and performance. You have good...

Balanced Scorecard, Business, Strategy

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