BrainScope Company was awarded an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient for its novel head injury triage medical device.
In recent PrepTalk columns, John Noblitt discussed the process of purchasing new equipment and the need for these purchases to fit into an organization’s strategic plan. In January’s installment of PrepTalk, Noblitt shares information about equipment replacement purchases—and how such information could show up on the Certified Healthcare Technology Management exam.Read More
Chief Editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens wrote this editorial on the eve of the presidential election—an election that has been divisive, heated, and downright dramatic at times. But regardless of which candidate you supported (Spoiler alert: By the time you read this, you will know who the 45th president of the United States is.), one fact remains: The policies endorsed by the next POTUS could have strong implications for the healthcare sector.Read More
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