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December 2, 2020
At the onset of the pandemic, many hospitals tried to meet higher patient demand by acquiring as much equipment as possible. Now, the rising challenge is how to effectively manage, utilize, service and store that additional equipment to make sure it is readily available for emergent events.
October 15, 2020
In the early stages of the pandemic, serious gaps in our traditional healthcare supply chain network emerged. But is COVID-19 an outlier, or do we need to fundamentally change how we access and manage medical equipment and other essential supplies?
October 5, 2020
If there’s one thing we’ve learned for 2020, it’s to expect the unexpected. And this 2020-21 flu season is no different. Here are 4 ways your hospital can prepare.
September 14, 2020
CMMS systems not only help track maintenance and repair activity, they can also serve as the ‘source of truth’ to provide HTM teams with key data needed to build a prioritized 3 to 5-year equipment replacement plan.
September 1, 2020
For HTM teams, there are several unique factors that continue to impact how they support equipment maintenance and repair demands as patient volumes fluctuate.
July 9, 2020
Infusion pumps are a core piece of medical equipment throughout a hospital, but is your facility implementing the best strategy to get the most of your fleet of pumps and other equipment?
January 23, 2020
As we kick off a new decade, healthcare organizations will increasingly face new challenges co-mingled with previous concerns, and the way issues are dealt with will set the precedent for years to come. Here are three trends impacting care facilities in the U.S.
December 19, 2019
As the year comes to an end, most attention shifts to what’s next: trends, predictions, expectations and challenges. But before we look ahead to 2020, we’re taking a look back at some of the biggest news from 2019. Here are five to keep in mind as you start a new year working in healthcare.
December 4, 2019
Technology is rapidly changing within hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Time among HTM teams is at a premium, making it difficult to prioritize new technology assessments. Here are 3 technologies worth examining.
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?