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Takeaways from the Pandemic for Healthcare Technology Management Teams

April 28, 2021

The past year has been a challenging one, to be sure. It has resulted in unprecedented disruption within our healthcare supply chain networks. We’ve captured five key takeaways for HTM teams to consider as we move forward from the pandemic.

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Caring From Afar

A Look at Advancements in Patient Monitoring

March 3, 2021

The evolution of patient monitoring; the impacts of COVID-10 on monitoring; wireless patient monitoring; securing operating platforms from cyberattacks; and HTM training opportunities. These topics are all covered in this roundtable discussion.

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Prepare for the future of healthcare

Learning From the Pandemic: How Hospitals are Planning for the Future

December 2, 2020

Early in the pandemic, many hospitals tried to meet higher patient demand by acquiring as much equipment as possible. Now, the challenge is how to effectively manage, utilize, service and store this equipment to ensure it is readily available for emergent events.

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What Does Medical Equipment Management Look Like Moving Forward?

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?

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Flu Season 2020-21 and COVID: Is Your Hospital Ready?

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.

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TechNation CMMS Roundtable

Budgets, Cybersecurity and Activity: The Importance of a Robust CMMS

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.

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Emerging Healthcare Technology Management Challenges During COVID-19

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.

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What HTM Teams Should Know About Infusion Pumps - Technician cleaning LVP pumps

HTM Infusion Pump Management: Advice from the Field

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?

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2020 Vision: Healthcare Entering the New Decade with a Bang

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.

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Looking back on 2019: 5 key takeaways related to healthcare

Looking Back: 5 Key Takeaways from 2019

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.

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3 Technologies Changing the Healthcare Industry – Is Your HTM Team Ready?

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.

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Has your hospital started preparing for the upcoming flu season?

Wait, Already? 5 Ways to Prepare for the 2019-20 Flu Season

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.

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Evaluating Hospital Vendors: How to Close the Quality Gap

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.

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Understanding ANSI Standard Z136.3

Understanding ANSI: What New Standards Mean for Your Operating Room

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.

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Comparing ISO 13485 to ISO 9001: Why “ISO-Certified” isn’t Enough

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.

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