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Viewpoint: Welcome to the Encore

In this article, HTM veteran Rick Schrenker reflects on a previous article he wrote for 24x7 Magazine and shares why the COVID-19 pandemic may shape the industry for years to come.

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Dare to Be Different—Not Just ‘Mighty Mouse’

In this Soapbox article, Rick Schrenker, a systems engineering manager at Massachusetts General Hospital, looks at what he calls “The Rodney Dangerfield Syndrome” affecting HTM—and cites another well-known figure, this time the fictional Mighty Mouse, as negatively impacting the perception of the field.

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10 Things HTM Professionals Should Be Doing Today

Regardless of what you're doing at work today, one can almost always find ways to do it better. In this installment of The Lynchpin, biomedical expert Patrick Lynch suggests things BMETs, clinical engineers, imaging engineers, and their managers, should consider incorporating into their workday to ensure they are performing their best.

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Viewpoint: Welcome to the Encore

In this article, HTM veteran Rick Schrenker reflects on a previous article he wrote for 24x7 Magazine and shares why the COVID-19 pandemic may shape the industry for years to come.

You’re Doing Too Much Maintenance

What is the one task that you would rather not do at work? Repairs? In-service? No, it’s PMs, of course, maintains biomedical expert Patrick Lynch. Here’s why you’re doing too much preventive maintenance, he argues in November’s “The LynchPin” column.

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Five Phrases HTM Leaders Should Avoid

Let’s face it: It’s simply human nature to say things in frustration. But as HTM leaders, what you say to your subordinates matters—a lot. In this Soapbox, HTM director Carol L. Wyatt reveals the five statements a HTM leader should never make. Don’t miss out.

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Bed Maintenance: Should HTM Do It?

Disagreement often ensues when the subject of bed maintenance by biomeds arises, reveals biomedical expert Patrick Lynch. In May’s The LynchPin column, Lynch lays out both arguments regarding HTM professionals handling bed maintenance and shares his personal opinions about the matter. Don’t miss out.

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Everything Is a Choice

In April’s installment of The LynchPin, biomedical expert Patrick Lynch discusses the power of choice. HTM professionals can, for instance, choose to become certified, seek another degree, help another technician or attend a professional conference. If they choose not to prioritize professional development, however, they may soon pay the price, Lynch says.

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In Defense of the HTM: Why We Matter

The cost of healthcare is becoming a financial concern for almost every American—and it’s making people take notice of HTM professionals. After all, HTMs can make or break a healthcare organization, says Geoffrey Smith, CBET, in April’s Soapbox column. Here’s why.

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Six Strategies to Cut Maintenance Costs

Do you frequently face the pressure of reducing maintenance costs? Do you spend most of your day trying to minimize downtimes? Is your facility facing a tough time reducing repair and maintenance costs? If these issues sound familiar to you, then here are six tips to help you keep your maintenance budget from exceeding your annual profits.

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Why Hospitals Should Not Fly

Safety champion John Nance published an award-winning book titled Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care in 2008, which encouraged hospitals to adopt aviation safety methods to reduce patient harm. Unfortunately, if hospitals were to fly as he recommended, the United States would lose all of its physicians, surgeons, and nurses in about 10 years. Learn why here.

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