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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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The Quality Engine: How the Vendors You Choose Impact Your Facility

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.

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Boost Your BMETs: 3 Tips from a Clinical Engineering Vet

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?

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We Are Agiliti

December 3, 2018

Names matter. And the best names do an excellent job of capturing the essence of a company. Why we chose ours.

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The Dog Days of Summer: The Perfect Time to Prepare for the Flu?

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.

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Rise of the Machines: 3 Trends Impacting Biomedical Service Demands

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.

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4 Tips For Effective Hospital Outsourcing

June 18, 2018

Outsourcing supportive services is key to helping free up staff time. But having too many vendors can end up driving greater inefficiencies. Here are four tips to help find the right balance.

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Free Up Hospital Staff to Focus on Patients, Not Admin Tasks

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.

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3 Ways to Strengthen Your Clinical Engineering Team

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.

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The Battle for Healthcare Technology Management Talent: How Hospitals Can Compete

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.

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The 2017-18 Flu Season in Review: Anticipated and Underprepared

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.

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Clinical Engineering Challenges Amid Emerging Technologies

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?

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Feeling Down Under? It Might Be the Flu: How Hospitals Can Prepare

October 17, 2017

The high volume of flu cases in Australia, plus the recent catastrophic run of hurricanes and ongoing wildfires, could signal a tough season ahead for the U.S. Here are 3 tips on how hospitals can better prepare for the flu.

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Critical Questions to Ask Your Medical Equipment Rental Provider

September 8, 2017

The U.S. Congress is focusing on the quality and safety standards of all medical device suppliers and service providers, not just the OEMs. How do you know your medical equipment rentals are safe and patient ready?

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How Hospitals Can Attract & Retain Millennial Biomed Technicians

August 23, 2017

Biomed departments are facing two dueling realities: Large segments of their work force retiring, and the continued rise of software-enabled technology. Capturing the next wave of technical talent will determine if they sink or float. Are you prepared?

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