At the recent AAMI conference in Tampa, Fla, I spoke with Mike Reed, general manager of education services with GE Healthcare. He said that there were a number of hospitals that had paid for training but had not sent the techs due to financial constraints. 

Mike said: “We’ve seen instances where hospitals purchase tuition but the biomeds weren’t able to attend because they couldn’t get the money to travel to class.”

A serious problem, considering how important training is to everyone. When budgets tighten and “no travel” policies are implemented, what’s the solution? 

Mike’s suggestion, get the whole package. “Get the training that also includes lodging and airfare.” 

A great suggestion, thanks Mike! We’d also like to know your best practices for making sure training that’s been paid for is received. We hope you’ll comment here and share your ideas, to the benefit of everyone.



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