ECRI Institute announces its new BiomedicalBenchmark membership service, aimed at helping administrators, materials managers, and clinical engineering departments evaluate key medical equipment management activities.

The main components of the new system include comparative benchmarking data from ECRI and health care facilities, along with guidance articles and inspection and preventive maintenance procedures.

The Web tool also contains data about equipment acquisition cost, service contract cost, expected life, failure rates, and clinical engineering department composition, and features a library of inspection and preventive maintenance procedures for dozens of medical devices.
In addition, members of the system gain access to user-generated, model-specific procedures. Sample procedures can be viewed on the BiomedicalBenchmark Web site.