How to Order Durable Medical Equipment In Seconds

How much would it benefit your team to save handfuls of time every day? The highly dynamic hospice environment has become even more demanding on its workers than ever before. The rapidly developing healthcare industry is constantly changing, all with the same intent: to save time and deliver better patient care.  There just never seems to be enough time in a day to get everything done and catch your breath in the same shift. 

Unfortunately, no one solution can help solve this problem, so we must search for a new approach that can help. Finding ways to streamline different areas of your hospice will bring compounding benefits as systems start moving quicker. Introducing a more efficient method to order durable medical equipment or DME is the boost your hospice might need. 

Importance Of Being Able To Order DME Quick

Making your durable medical equipment processes move faster will bring many benefits that your hospice team and patients will enjoy. DME logistics is non-stop and requires care teams to order and track multiple moving orders closely. 

One care provider may have to track several different DME orders for one patient while managing several other patients simultaneously. With so many moving components, it’s straightforward for hospice providers to be inundated with excessive time-consuming processes. 

Keep reading to explore the importance of having quick access to DME ordering and tracking! 

Better Patient Care

The number one goal of every hospice is to provide the best care possible for every patient. This goal may not seem achievable because it’s an ongoing process, but striving to get there is half the battle. 

You may have to test new methods of executing daily operations to put your team on the right track. To improve the quality of care for patients, your team needs to be equipped with the tools to perform their jobs better. When patient care increases, it will simultaneously make for happier and healthier patients while creating a more efficient environment. 

Streamline Current Processes

Everyone’s always trying to find ways to implement sustainable and more efficient processes

Technology has helped various unmapped solutions that have made current hospice operations move smoother and quicker. With rapid technological advancements, organizations are overwhelmed with new solutions that often leave them in an analysis by paralysis feeling. The best way to find the right solutions for your organization should be based on your specific problems. 

Managing DME logistics is a shared struggle point among almost every hospice organization that can benefit from constantly being improved. The best solutions for your organization are the ones that continue to stand the test of time, like Qualis. 

Employee Satisfaction 

One of the most significant contributors to staff dissatisfaction is when they feel underequipped to perform their jobs at their highest potential. The best way to support your staff starts with giving them the tools they need to succeed. Exploring new ways to improve your current DME operations will help employees feel like they can continue to excel at their jobs. When team members can complete job duties in half the time it took, they’ll quickly find themselves able to manage their days better.  

Qualis Can Help Your DME Processes

  • Quick Order- What if we said you didn’t have to go through extra steps to order your patient's DME? Qualis cuts out additional steps by pulling patient information directly from your EMR. All care providers have to do is pick the items they need from the right vendor! 
  • Picture View- Have trouble finding the right DME among the options? The picture view capability shows exactly what the DME looks like, in addition to intended uses and descriptions. 
  • Track Status- Keeping track of the different delivery statuses is easier than ever with Qualis’s straightforward delivery tracker. Care teams will know exactly where their DME orders are and their statuses to help plan patient care. 
  • Easy Reference- Qualis is designed to be seamless in layout and function. The color-coded reference system makes for a simple understanding of different pre-authorization items that require managerial approval. 
  • Simple Communication- Hospices need tools to keep up with last-minute changes through efficient communication. Qualis makes communication between your team and the vendor easier to convey specific instructions or sudden changes. No more waiting on hold and calling different numbers in hopes of contacting the right person. 
  • Useful Dashboards- The dashboards on Qualis will highlight ordering efficiencies, items being ordered, and cost drivers. The best way to keep improving your systems with Qualis is to see the areas that need improving and where the team excels. 
  • Unlimited Reports- Qualis can produce any report you need at any time of day. The information can be downloaded in excel files to easily import data into other spreadsheets for different performance evaluations and analyses. 
  • CE/CME Courses- Keep the team sharp with courses that will help optimize DME ordering and timing. In addition to integrating Qualis, care teams will get more out of their DME solutions through CE/CME courses led by experienced clinicians.  

Your Next Steps

Are you ready to explore the full capability of Qualis and understand the direct impact it can make on your hospice organization? Streamlining DME operations will help your team run more efficiently and produce better results for everyone. Qualis is an industry-leading DME management solution that will give your team a simplified approach to DME operations. 

Download our Whitepaper

Learn about this stuff and how great it is.
Download Now
4 Benefits of Hospice Care for Your Loved One

Contrary to popular belief, hospice is not just for end-of-life care. While many families begin to consider hospice when their loved one’s passing is forthcoming, many of them express that they wished they had known about the benefits of hospice earlier.

Read article
5 ways to know when your Hospice is ready for a DME management partner

As hospice leaders know, providing the best quality of care for their patients is every agency’s mission. Those who enter hospice care need our help in maintaining a quality of life that they couldn’t reach independently. These patients often require assistance from medical equipment to address any issue or ailment they’re facing. In the hospice world, this equipment is referred to as Durable Medical Equipment, or DME. 

Read article
Hospice Care and DME vs. Home Health

At the end of the day, every health organization has the same mission: to provide exceptional care to each one of their patients. Patients who enter hospice or home health care are often in need of help when it comes to sustaining a high quality of life that they wouldn’t be able to achieve independently.

Read article
What Does a DME Management Partner Do?

In the hospice industry, there are normally two parties: the renter of the medical equipment (the hospice agency), and the provider of that equipment (the DME vendor). Seems pretty straightforward, but what about these DME management companies that we keep seeing and hearing about? What purpose do they serve?

Read article
How Qualis’ DME management Approach Increases the Quality of Hospice Patient Care

Hospice is the longest captivated at-risk model in all of healthcare. As healthcare in general is exploring various models of evolving into increased continuum of care (in which hospice and palliative care will be components), it is critical for all such care to be of the highest quality and as seamless as possible. Matrix capturing quality of care will become integral. So, it is of vital importance that hospices today can not only say they are providing great quality of care, but also prove it.

Read article
Hospice Care DME vs. Home Health DME

At the end of the day, every health organization has the same mission: to provide exceptional care to each one of their patients. Patients who enter hospice or home health care are often in need of help when it comes to sustaining a high quality of life that they wouldn’t be able to achieve independently. 

Read article
3 ways Qualis helps hospices easily track and order DME

As healthcare operations continue to evolve, hospices are increasingly relying on software and cutting-edge technology to deliver advanced patient care and manage DME workflow. Hospice professionals depend on technologies like Qualis’ DME management software to ensure that all moving parts are taken care of and efficiently managed.

Read article
How Collaboration with Your DME Management Team Can Help Your Hospice

Team collaboration and cohesion are among the most challenging yet vital dynamics in any workplace. Working in hospice, the stakes are even higher because our patients depend on us to deliver world-class care, to help them sustain life every day. Hospice teams must learn to work together and provide the best care possible for every patient day in and day out. 

Read article
How One Hospice Went from Processing 500 Invoices a Month for DME to Only 1

How many invoices does your hospice process every month? Anyone working in the hospice industry for any time will tell you about the excessive and sometimes strenuous invoicing process.

Read article
How DME Management Can Save Your Hospice Money

Hospices are constantly looking for ways to cut costs and save money every month. With rising costs pressing the bounds of hospice’s pocketbooks daily, organizations must learn to adapt during pressing times. Unfortunately, trying to adapt to the constantly changing world means you must reevaluate every area of your business. Additionally, saving money doesn’t always require having to make harsh cost cuts that send a negative ripple effect on the team. 

Read article
Clinical Tools and Accreditation: Why it's Important to Your Hospice

Clinical tools and accreditations are constantly evolving as hospice processes continue to improve. The intent is always the same, find new ways to execute more tasks in one step and deliver higher quality results. These new findings are helping hospices improve overall output and quality of patient care. Hospices that don’t embrace change are missing out on the long list of improved potential. 

Read article
The Top 3 Challenges Hospices Face When it Comes to DME

Hospices are critical organizations responsible for ensuring patients are comfortable as they navigate their way through their end-of-life phases. This field can present some challenging moments due to the sensitive nature of this type of patient care.

Read article
8 Things That Your Hospice DME Management Company Should Be Doing

How far does your hospice DME management company go for your hospice organization? Hospices need as much help as possible to remain highly efficient in their day-to-day tasks.

Read article
Advantages of Working with a DME Management Solution

Technology continues improving how we run hospice organizations by introducing simple solutions to everyday problems. The individuals from the medical provider level of care to the administrators are forced to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously. 

Read article
Top 5 Benefits of Qualis DME Management Software

When was the last time you evaluated your DME processes? Managing and improving the efficiencies of your logistics will bring a host of benefits that can simultaneously improve the overall patient care bottom line. Your hospice’s DME operations are an ongoing process and, when done correctly, can lower costs, increase productivity, and create an overall thriving environment. 

Read article
Does Your DME Software Interface With Your EMR?

Healthcare operations have significantly evolved throughout history to track patient activity and statuses accurately. Over the years, medical professionals have grown to rely on various software to deliver better patient care and manage logistics. Since there are so many moving parts in healthcare, technology makes managing daily operations more accurate and accessible than ever. 

Read article
What is Single Source DME Management Software?

The digital world provides businesses with many solutions that help solve pain points in their operations. Specifically, in hospice, there are many pain points that providers are forced to overcome every day that can be resolved with single source software. Unfortunately, it’s common for people to push off finding the right solutions due to the overwhelming amount of options available. 

Read article
How DME Solutions Help Your Staff Save Time And You Save Money

The key to streamlining your hospice’s operations starts with investing in the right resources to get the job done. Working in today’s healthcare industry, managers and owners are bombarded with what feels like unlimited resources. There’s an answer for every pain point that hospices and other healthcare providers may experience. 

Read article
Why Your Hospice Needs DME Management

A hospice is a highly dynamic environment that requires keeping track of many different moving components at one time. Hospice teams carry the weight of so much responsibility for their patients and the organization itself. Promoting a highly efficient team requires that hospices remain open to testing new strategies and approaches to strike the right balance of energy output and time management. 

Read article
Top 3 Advantages of Partnering with a DME Management Solution

Providing hospice patients care is a non-stop process that keeps staff on their feet. Between managing DME orders, providing hands-on care, and many other responsibilities, staff need help lifting the weight off their shoulders. 

Read article
Top 10 most used Durable Medical Equipment in 2021

The healthcare industry is full of different equipment to serve one primary purpose: to help people! Medical equipment helps doctors diagnose patients and provides other healthcare workers with the means to care for their patients. 

Read article
How to Find a DME Solution Near You

Finding a DME solution for your hospice care can turn stressful once you start scrolling through the never-ending list. It almost seems impossible to know who will follow through on their word and who is too good to be true. 

Read article
Why you need DME tracking management software for your hospice

A hospice’s DME operations are often non-stop and can quickly overwhelm teams unprepared to handle persistent volumes. Tracking down DME orders, staying in close contact with vendors, and having different DME options available are hard to manage without a centralized platform. 

Read article
What is Hospice DME?

Providing the best possible hospice care is every organization’s ultimate goal at the end of the day. Patients who enter hospices need help maintaining or even sustaining a higher quality of life they can’t attain independently. 

Read article
5 things to consider when looking for a DME partner

The world of durable medical equipment is highly dynamic for hospice professionals and DME providers. Hospice organizations can quickly be overwhelmed with tracking multiple monthly invoices to find the right vendor and ensure prompt delivery for their patients. 

Read article
What are DME Trackers?

Working in hospice, medical professionals are constantly looking for ways to streamline services. As the industry evolves, finding new ways to optimize systems will become more of a focal point for hospice providers. DME trackers fill a necessary hole many hospice providers don’t even realize exists.

Read article

Ready to Get Started?

CONTACT SALES