Category: Management Strategies

Management Strategies


ECRI Institute Develops Risk Management Course

ECRI Institute has launched a new online education program, Risk Management Basics, which is designed to help health care professionals learn how to handle key challenges across the continuum of care. The courses are based on the guidance ECRI Institute has been providing for 30-plus years in its Healthcare Risk Control System.

Management Strategies


Making a Splash

Dipping into its resource pool, the team at Crouse Hospital increases safety and saves money

A Passion for Promotion

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 […]

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Beyond Technical Competency

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 […]

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Earning a [Great] Seat at the Equipment Planning Table

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 […]

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Emergency Preparation

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 […]

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