The mission critical MBSE (Medical Equipment and Supplies Exchange) are a highly secure and efficient hospital supply exchange. Since its establishment in 2021, the MBSE has helped to provide an alternative method for hospital administrators and hospital staff to acquire and exchange needed medical equipment and supplies. The Mission Critical Exchange was designed for hospitals that were at the greatest risk for in-availability of vital medical equipment and supplies. The Exchange was established so that critical equipment and supplies could be kept on hand for when they were urgently required. Hospitals included in the list of approved facilities that could use the Exchange are those in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
The Exchange is managed by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), an international non-profit organization that develops, disseminates and supports standard medical standards. In addition to the Exchange, the MBe also features a Purchasing Center that offer purchase order management, an electronic procurement portal that features hospital-specific data in over 80 different categories, and a billing and claims processor that offer a full range of medical equipment and supplies for nearly every area of specialization. The Purchasing Center also serves as a central point for hospitals, medical centers and specialty clinics that require specialized equipment or medical supplies that cannot be found in the Exchange. M BE's primary mission is to promote uniformity in the collection, distribution and use of medical supplies.
Unlike many hospital equipment suppliers, M BE specializes in the procurement, delivery and sale of hospital equipment and supplies. This allows the exchange of the latest and most effective equipment for the care and treatment of patients in the shortest time possible. The M BE system helps to conserve resources that would otherwise be used in coordinating the buying, storage and distribution of medical equipment and supplies. This also saves time and money for hospitals that have an existing purchasing and inventory process but require new equipment or supplies on a temporary or frequent basis.
M BE systems are designed to interface with existing electronic health records (EHR) and can be configured to automatically download medical information from the database into a Microsoft Licensed Enterprise Solution (MELAS) file. M BEs can be accessed directly by a MGRP computer via the Exchange ActiveSync or WebDAV protocol. The systems also allow users to create and edit images and use a Microsoft Licensed System Object Model (SOOM) for content management. This feature is ideal for healthcare facility administrators who need access to multiple types of data without requiring the knowledge and expertise of personnel who are familiar with the formats used in EHRs and other formats.
One of the most popular systems currently being used by hospitals is the M BE Excellence System, which is intended to improve the quality and accuracy of hospital databases and records. The M BE system has many features including a centralized application service that allows it to integrate with multiple software and server applications, a highly efficient operation that reduces server load by utilizing powerful transaction processing capabilities, full integration with Microsoft 365 solutions, and more. In addition, this system also provides the ability to monitor and manage the records of patients who are transferred from one facility to another and to automatically populate the necessary medical information into the new location's database. M BEs can be integrated with existing EHR systems and can be implemented as stand-alone systems. Some systems also feature the ability to connect with billing software like QuickBooks and other enterprise level systems for enhanced manageability.
The goal . . . . . . of an M BE system is to build a hospital database that is more efficient, comprehensive, and comprehensive than ever before. By streamlining processes, reducing redundant tasks, and increasing the accuracy and quality of data, the M BE allows for better decision making about patient care. The system also allows for improved administrative functions and more efficient record keeping for hospital staff. For example, the M BE has the ability to automatically calculate the rate per minute, determine the rate per patient, and display the time a patient has been admitted and was discharged. In addition, the system provides hospital administrators with the ability to create accounts for all patients, perform billing functions for various patients, and link them to BE to QuickBooks for easy record keeping. As more hospitals convert to an M BE system, the benefits of this new tool will begin to show.