Manage Resource Group, Inc. wants to purchase your surplus medical equipment

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Manage Resource Group, Inc. wants to purchase your surplus medical equipment


MRG is actively looking for surplus medical equipment

Do you have out of service medical equipment collecting dust, no longer serving a clinical purpose? If so, contact Manage Resource Group and let us pay you cash for your equipment now!
MRG buys all patient related medical equipment. From OR, Imaging, to the Lab equipment. We will have cash in your hands and equipment out of your facility faster than you thought possible.
Contact us today to learn more
Manage Resource Group, 682 W. Bagley Rd. Berea, OH 44017
  Brian Hoehn                                                  Brad Andrew
 bhoehn@manageresourcegroup.net         bandrew@manageresourcegroup.net
888-557-4797 (extension 1)                         888-557-4797 (extension 2)

“Helping to assess, inform, and empower healthcare providers

with their equipment management needs.”

 

Medicare/CMS now supports serial numbers for implantable devices

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Medicare/CMS now supports serial numbers for

implantable devices

Medicare now endorses the use of unique identifiers on implantable devices.  They cite patient safety as main reason for the change in thought.  Using serial numbers on pace makers and other implantable devices has been discussed for years but until now, Medicare was not supportive of the idea. Not only will the hospitals have to track the S/N’s on the packaging of the devices but also it will have to be tracked in the billing/coding of the procedures.

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Hospital staffs are already understaffed and overworked.  How will they handle another asset management responsibility to their requirements?  Especially one that makes an already difficult task in billing even harder.  Health Systems pay third party companies to inventory all assets throughout the facility: capital equipment, drugs, supplies, etc…  Now they may have to hire an outside company to track their implantable devices also.

To read the full article, click below:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/medicare-backs-id-numbers-for-medical-devices-1468538333?tesla=y:

Manage Resource Group at AHRMM16

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Trade your business card for a chance to win $$$$

 Please visit Manage Resource Group at Booth 1004 at the AHRMM16 Conference & Exhibition, July 31st – August 3rd, 2016, in San Diego, California.

 From more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and solutions to over 50 field-defining educational sessions to abundant networking opportunities, at AHRMM16 you will obtain tools and best practices that deliver results and meet industry experts ready to share their advice and solutions to assist you in reaching organizational goals.

AHRMM16 is a must-attend event for healthcare supply chain professionals.

AHRMM16 Conference & Exhibition
July 31st- August 3rd, 2016
Exhibit Dates: August 1-2, 2016
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California
Booth 1004

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Learn more AHRMM16

Visit Manage Resource Group at www.manageresourcegroup.net

Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare

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Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare

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The rise of ransomware attacks in the U.S. have risen 35% in the past year alone.  With the ransom amounts getting bigger, these criminal hackers are looking toward organizations such as hospitals.  The most surprising part is that the hospitals are paying the large sums of ransom to regain access to their system.  Hollywood Presbyterian said, “Handing over the $17,000 was in the best interest of restoring normal operations”. Is this truly in the best interest of the hospital to submit to paying these criminals? How long before these criminals return seeking more money?

There is no preventative action in place once the ransom is paid; therefore hospitals are just as vulnerable as before.  The money that is being funneled is through bitcoin which is anonymously traded currency online. In order for health systems to protect themselves, they need to implements software that is more secure, on top of having contingency plans in place if the system is hacked.  Protection from these hackers involves money up front, however that is money well spent to ensure the safety of workers and patients.  Paying off these criminals will result in the hospitals becoming watering holes for other hackers looking to make their bitcoin.  Below is an article that goes into further detail about the problem ransomware has become for healthcare facilities.

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/big-paydays-force-hospitals-prepare-ransomware-attacks-n557176