NotiSphere has been awarded a contract with Vizient for its recall management solution, allowing suppliers to share product alerts.
Alpha Source has completed its transition as the nationwide services and exclusive parts provider for GE Healthcare’s bone mineral densitometry (BMD) products in the United States. The installation, warranty, and post-warranty servicing of GE Healthcare’s BMD equipment aims to complement the ultrasound imaging service Alpha Source has been providing on selected GE Healthcare ultrasound products since 2014.Read More
The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute has welcomed 11 startups selected from more than 100 applications to its accelerator program, TMCx, which for the first time is focusing exclusively on medical devices. This is the third installment of TMCx, a program that couples the resources of the world’s largest medical center with the innovative spark of entrepreneurs.Read More
It has been 17 years since the Institute of Medicine published the landmark “To Err Is Human.” Among the strategies it recommended to improve safety was implementing voluntary report systems with legally built in confidentiality protections so health care organizations wouldn’t be discouraged from participating. This was hardly a novel idea even then; after all, the Aviation Safety Reporting System has been around since 1976. But what have we really learned since then?Read More
Purchasing today’s medical technology involves much more than just finding the best price. You must implement a total systems approach to facilitate organizational goals and achieve a return on investment. That starts with identifying key stakeholders and getting an accurate picture of expenses through both capital and operational costs.Read More
Clinical engineering plays a central role in planning for the replacement and acquisition of new capital equipment. The data you provide will directly impact the day-to-day operations and financial well-being of your organization for years to come. So what information do you need to provide, where do you get it, and who needs to receive it?Read More
Alpha Source has released a new data study on the total cost of ownership of ultrasound equipment that may help hospitals decide whether to adopt a comprehensive service contract. The report analyzed a base of 673 ultrasound units in clinical use in US hospitals and clinics over a 3-year period between 2010 and 2014.Read More