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August 26, 2019
The previous two flu seasons were notable for two distinct reasons. Neither of which were positive. But both seasons do provide healthcare facilities with important lessons to be learned.
July 22, 2019
Are the increased costs and risk across a healthcare organization, including patients and staff, worth a cent saved on a line item basis? The answer should always be no – but that’s not always the case. Part 4 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.
July 9, 2019
The increasing adoption and use of medical lasers has, unsurprisingly, brought increasing attention to developing best practices and safety standards from regulatory agencies. But is your operating room up to code? Part 3 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.
June 17, 2019
The only ISO quality standard specific to the high-risk medical device industry is ISO 13485:2016. Explore the critical shortcomings of ISO 9001 within the healthcare industry and why being “ISO-certified” isn’t enough. Part 2 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.
June 4, 2019
As health systems increasingly depend on vendors to provide essential medical equipment rental and service, one concerning quality gap has emerged: a lack of regulatory oversight of those service providers. Part 1 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.
May 21, 2019
Clinical engineering departments are being tasked to do more, yet staffing levels have not increased to keep up with the heavier workload. What’s more, BMET demands are changing too. How can hospitals meet these demands and address technician needs?
July 31, 2018
In the midst of Summer, it can be difficult to think about Winter. But in terms of getting prepared for the flu season, that’s exactly what needs to happen.
July 9, 2018
Biomedical technicians are now responsible for more equipment than ever before. This responsibility and other related challenges are complicating hospital equipment service demands.
June 4, 2018
Hospital administrative tasks are necessary and important, but they place extra strain on staff across the facility. Reduce the burden to improve patient care.
May 21, 2018
Hospital clinical engineering departments are increasingly squeezed for time and resources, making it harder for CE directors to achieve objectives that can have a greater impact for their team and hospital.
March 21, 2018
Millennials are about to replace Baby Boomers as the largest living adult generation in the U.S. This will have a significant impact on the recruitment and retention of healthcare technology management professionals.
March 9, 2018
The current flu season isn’t over yet but is already on record as the worst seen in nearly a decade. Here is a recap of the season so far and three key takeaways from the 2017-18 flu season.
January 9, 2018
Hospital clinical engineering teams have an important role to play in assessing emerging health care technologies. But how can you prepare for the next wave of tech if you don’t have the time and tools to do so?