Capital Finance

Conserving capital expenses through clinical asset reallocation

Michelle Brandt is vice president of physician, ambulatory contracting & credentialing at MedStar Health in Columbia, Maryland About TRIMEDX As an industry-leading, independent clinical asset management company, TRIMEDX helps healthcare providers transform their clinical assets into strategic tools, driving reductions in operational expenses, optimizing clinical asset capital spend, maximizing resources for patient care, and delivering improved safety & protection. This published piece is provided solely for informational purposes. HFMA does not endorse the published material or warrant or guarantee its accuracy. The statements and opinions by participants are those of the participants and not those of HFMA. References to commercial manufacturers, vendors, products, or services that may appear do not constitute endorsements by HFMA.

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