Month: March 2007

Curbell Electronics Inc

Larry Hall On the first day of 2007, Larry Hall took over as president of Curbell Electronics Inc, Orchard Park, NY, after two years as the director of engineering and innovation. In that position he oversaw the development of new products as well as a shift in how the company is run, providing it with […]

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Toward True Plug-and-Play

The recent HIMSS 2007 annual conference highlighted the opportunities and challenges of achieving true plug-and-play capabilities in the health care field. As Yadin David, EdD, PE, CCE, said, “Most of what I see is still plug-and-pray; I can’t wait to see plug-and play!” This article will give you a better understanding of the three basic […]

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The Joint Commission Medical Equipment Standards

In January 2007, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO, officially shortened its name to “The Joint Commission.” The CCE Prep article in the January 2007 issue of 24×7 reviewed the requirements of The Joint Commission standard EC.6.10. This article will review the requirements of standard EC.6.20. Each Joint Commission standard is […]

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Opportunities for Growth

Results of a recent 24×7 poll revealed that 91.2% of those who responded said they would consider certification if classes were more accessible. This response indicates that certification remains a desirable goal, but the roadblocks are a problem. In the January and February issues of 24×7, we covered educational opportunities extensively, listing institutions that provide […]

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Servicing Dental Equipment

An often-overlooked area of biomedical equipment engineering is the field of dentistry. The reason for this unfortunate event is twofold: Biomeds tend to prefer working on high-tech equipment used in traditional hospital settings, and school-based training programs today rarely expose them to dental equipment. When biomeds start their careers, they typically do not think of […]

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