Top Insights from the Miga Blog

It’s the beginning of the new year, and in 2018 we’ll continue to publish educational articles, posts and content that share insights to help hospitals reduce their medical equipment lifecycle costs. As we begin working on new topics that you’ve indicated are of greatest interest for 2018, we wanted to take a moment and reflect back on our most popular blog posts from 2017.

We’re grateful for the ongoing dialogue and feedback from so many of you working in hospitals across the U.S. This feedback continues to help shape the content and educational pieces we publish to make them most informative. With the growing uncertainty over the future of reimbursements, our hospital customers will need to find even more new and innovative ways to cut spending. This is a theme that runs through our most-read posts from last year and that we expect to intensify in 2018.

Here are the three most popular posts from 2017:

1- Bending Your Hospital’s Cost Curve: A $95 Billion Opportunity for Innovative Expense Reduction:

Hospitals have already tapped many obvious opportunities to reduce costs, but there is one overlooked and underleveraged area where hospitals can permanently bend their cost curve: medical capital equipment spending. This article explains how U.S. hospitals can reduce their capital equipment spend by $95 billion per year by rethinking how they manage their medical equipment spend across the lifecycle.

2- A New Way of Thinking about Medical Equipment Costs

This article, also published in Becker’s Hospital Review, discusses strategies for hospitals to use better information to make better decisions related to medical equipment spending – and achieve savings of as much as 12 to 16 percent per year. Learn how knowing the right price and getting the right price work hand-in-hand to help hospitals optimize medical equipment lifecycle spend.

3- How to be Your Own Healthcare Advocate: Insights from Dr. Archelle Georgiou

In this post, we invited Dr. Archelle Georgiou MD, author of the new book, Healthcare Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need and strategic advisor to Miga, to discuss the importance of informed decision making. Dr. Georgiou offers important insights that apply to not only our healthcare experiences as consumers, but also the decisions we make every day in our professional lives.

Thanks for continuing to read the Miga blog. We’d love to hear from you about what topics you’d like to learn more about in 2018 – feel free to contact us with your suggestions!

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