Category: Contracts

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Forging Better Service Contracts

When writing a service contract, including quality metrics around the service deliverables, whether it’s the quality of the parts or the qualifications of the employees doing the work, helps keep vendors accountable.

Contracts

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Measure Twice, Cut Never

In many cases, the relationship between a healthcare facility and equipment vendor has been mutually beneficial; in other cases, however, the relationship has led to prolonged difficulties for facilities since extraction is no longer a matter of simply switching to another product. Learn how to navigate this tricky relationship here.

Medical Equipment Purchasing for CHTMs

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.

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End Times: Planning for Capital Equipment Purchases

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?

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A Helpful(?) Guide for Report Writing

Engineers and technicians are not always known for their ability to write good reports. To help you out with your end-of-year obligations, 24×7 called on editorial board member Dave Harrington to offer some guidelines. He provided a highly versatile vocabulary list.

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The Ultimate Guide to Imaging Service Contracts: Part 1

Service contracts come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. To avoid being taken advantage of, you have to know your way around a contract and understand the particular needs of your facility. The first half of this series reviews factors you should consider before shopping around and some of the main types of service coverage.

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“Minnesota Nice” Patient Monitoring: Steve Ziegenhagen, Gopher Medical

Husband and wife team Steve and Cathy Ziegenhagen founded their Minnesota-based company Gopher Medical in 2012. Focused on patient monitoring equipment, the third-party vendor specializes in a range of Philips and GE solutions. Steve recently spoke with 24×7 about starting his own company, the most in-demand features in patient monitoring equipment, and what steps biomeds can take to improve value at their facilities.

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James Mazurek: Leader, Diplomat, and Team Player

James Mazurek, a biomed for more than 30 years and a veteran of the US Air Force, has had a long and storied career, culminating in his selection in May as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s 2015 BMET of the Year. Mazurek’s colleagues say he willingly shares his experience and expertise to serve as a mentor to junior biomeds.

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