Many hospitals and healthcare systems are "becoming less optimistic" about population health management tools producing ROI through value-based reimbursement anytime soon.
Category: Management Strategies
Tom Citak Educating high school students about the opportunities available to them in the biomedical equipment technology field has been a passion of mine over the past decade. Working with electronic/computer instructors at three local vocational technical schools in Rhode Island has proven to be very worthwhile. Along with some assistance from fellow colleagues, we […]Read More
How often have users of technology sent you reports of failure, bad image quality, intermittent operation, ghosts, etc, that did not clearly explain the situation to enable isolation of the problem? Reports such as, we’re getting an alarm even though the patient is in normal sinus rhythm; the image was grainy, and I couldn’t get […]Read More
Collaborating with clinicians, developing equipment specs, research, and communication will assist biomeds in guiding the course of acquisitions.Read More
If your clinical engineering department is involved in the first discussions about all-new equipment purchases in your hospital, consider yourselves fortunate. If it is a given that you are the primary resource for equipment planning, then congratulate your department and thank your boss; you have succeeded in cutting through the political quagmire of hospital red […]Read More
Randell Orner, MS, MBA When I was a service technician, most of the calls I received were from unhappy customers with broken equipment who wanted service immediately. I have found that a simple plan when working on equipment can mean the difference between a customer with a fixed piece of equipment and a totally satisfied […]Read More
Arthur R. Bartosch, BS, CBET On a crisp autumn day last October, Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, was bracing for a full-blown pandemic influenza catastrophe. Physicians and nurses scrambled to ready beds, while biomeds rushed to set up enough portable blood pressure machines and ventilators in a makeshift triage area to await a steady […]Read More