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Seven questions answered from our medical laser safety webinar

Medical Laser Safety Webinar Q&A, Part 1

August 6, 2019

During a recent webinar, Agiliti partnered with LIA to break down several key misunderstandings of the new ANSI standards related to medical laser safety in the OR. Part 1 of a 2-part series providing answers to some of the most pressing attendee questions.

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health professionals evaluating hospital vendors' quality programs

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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Two biomedical techs repairing broken medical equipment

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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Agiliti employees preparing medical equipment rentals for delivery

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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Biomed tech inspecting radiographic equipment

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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Board of Laser Safety Illumination Award - inscribed with the Agiliti name - March 2019

BLS Illumination Award: Elevating Safe Medical Laser Programs in the Operating Room

April 4, 2019

Agiliti is honored to be recognized for the 2019 BLS Illumination Award, emphasizing the importance of promoting safe medical laser programs in operating rooms across the healthcare industry.

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We Are Agiliti - Every interaction has the power to change a life

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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A road sign in the shape of an arrow that says "Influenza"

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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A business professional holding a scale that balances staffing and biomedical technology

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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An Agiliti team member pushes a specialty bed down a busy hospital hallway

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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A stethoscope sitting on top of a stack of medical paperwork

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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A biomedical technician inserting an IV line into an Alaris LVP during a PM inspection

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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A group of healthcare workers standing together outside and smiling

3 Ways to Reduce Nurse Burdens & Drive Job Satisfaction

May 7, 2018

National Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the excellent work done by all nursing teams and staff. It’s also a good time to acknowledge and explore opportunities to improve nurse working conditions.

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A nurse and physician look at paper documents in a busy hospital foyer

How Informed Patients are Redefining Hospital Growth Strategies

April 30, 2018

Price pressures from multiple directions are forcing hospitals to explore opportunities to more effectively manage costs and outcomes to attract patients and allow for growth.

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