Managing Your Assets: 'Hey, Where's My Stuff?'

Managing Your AssetsWhen it comes to inventory management and equipment maintenance, HME providers contend with a unique dilemma: they have a considerable amount of inventory overhead, and much of it is out in the field. Simply put, where’s their stuff?

And as COVID-19 has driven treatment into the home setting to the point that HMEs are starting to play a role in hospital-in-the-home scenarios, that business, care and operations management challenge has only gotten larger. Industry supplier McKesson’s Biomedical Solutions business offers some clever technology for tackling that challenge, and Dylan Ross, vice president and general manager of McKesson Biomedical Solutions discusses them with HME Business.

This Viewpoint will provide the answers to:

  • What are the biggest biomedical needs currently in the HME industry?
  • For HME providers, what are the overarching issues with managing assets?
  • How do you define or describe the Biomedical Solutions offering and what are its unique characteristics?
  • If a provider has multiple vendors in their spectrum of solutions, would they be able to leverage some of the BioMedical Solution tools?
  • How can providers implement equipment tracking, equipment management?

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