Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It is Time for a Change

Countless organizations today, both great and small, characteristically believe they have internal staff that have the ability to possess the necessary and critical needs of the significant parts of a Strategic Master Plan (SMP). 

For some organizations that maybe true, but for others, unfortunately, the dependence on in-house personnel may not offer enough objectivity or impartiality that a Consulting Firm can offer. When considering the necessary time it takes to contribute effectively, some items will get overlooked; especially when it comes to the design-development needs associated with materials management, materials handling, and supply chain management. Inadequately designed inventory management procedures can cost a facilities 30-40%, of their annual revenue. Funds that could be used in other areas to ensure the needs of your patients are met.

RemTecH Associates LLC provides invaluable designing assistance that reflects a cost-effective approach for modifying both existing and new construction that is truly all-encompassing, thus allowing any project to move forward systematically and within budget. We can obtain critical and crucial information from many different sources, in a timely manner, to enhance your overall progress. Within our productive role we provide expert advice based on working knowledge of system requirements to increase ROI (best practices); facilitating consensus among stakeholders to organize and diffuse contradictory approaches that may disrupt sound strategic planning (team building); and keep committees on track and on schedule (budget monitoring) for in-house staff, selected architectural firms, vendors, and construction management. Our role is simply to facilitate a process (as part of your team), whereby allows staff to make their own decisions about the future of your facility.

Our approach is to not modify your organization’s mission, vision, or goals, but offer a down to business venue that generates enthusiasm allowing you the ability achieve sustainability by introducing key elements to enhance design criteria. We offer a value-engineering approach to give you some additional insight in future trends. We take great satisfaction in seeing you accomplish your originally desires for your facility.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

The Future of Healthcare Sustainability

Transformational Change is becoming the new-buzz-phrase in Healthcare. Change will always occur and it is reshaping the way we view certain tasks; how and what it entails however be an illusive entity to capture without outside professional intervention. Now that the government has stepped in, true healthcare change is difficult. Whenever government policies intervene to force change, confusion is sure to follow. If any good can come out of their current intervention, it has forced many intuitions to take a hard look at daily operational functions; shifting "business-as-usual" to "emergency-survival-mode."

During 2012 and 2013 we have seen one of the highest volumes in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, all based on the uncertainly of ObamaCare; more than $143.3 billion and still climbing in consolidation. This feverish rate will continue as the Affordable Care Act continues to unfold. Cost containment, facilities placing on hold new bed construction, a rethinking of available services, the development of smaller outpatient clinics with limited local services, revisions in GPO relationships, and drastic reduction staff all became the norm. In addition, the affects of reduced Medicare and Medicaid has placed added strains on payment-for-service to the point of affecting survival-ability of several hospitals. After much study, facilities finally realized there has always been an inherited-built-in-design-flail when dealing with most manufacturing suppliers whose only desire was to guarantee future sales revenue for expanding equipment functions into new areas. Organizations such as the Veterans Administration have now exclusively gone to unbiased consultants for assistance, thus not associating with the manufacturing suppliers except to purchase goods that have been designed specifically to meet needs.

There is one service venue that has surfaced as healthcare looks towards future sustainability; the need to better control their Materials Management, Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management. Through selective investigation it was discovered the back-of-house-nightmare needs resolution to bring the greatest ROI. Typically 30 to 40 percent of operational costs are wasted annually due to poor inventory management. Typically this concern is not fully discussed and becomes an oversight of tasks during the initial SMP phase and let to chance.

RemTecH Associates LLC can offer an impartial approach to assist with your critical design-development decisions - early on in project development if given the opportunity. By the time contracts are let to architectural firms and for construction services, non-proven-concepts are already cut-in-stone making them impossible to change. We want to be your professional-partner who assists in steering your staff towards sustainable solutions. 

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