Category: Recalls



Shining a Light on Medical Laser Training and Repair

The repair and maintenance of medical lasers can play a significant role in a typical biomedical technician’s duties. But vague regulatory guidelines are causing confusion about who is qualified to maintain the equipment and which procedures should be followed.

Ready for Recalls?

Although medical device recalls can be a challenge for any hospital, new regulations and technologies are starting to make this work a little easier, says seasoned writer Chris Hayhurst in October’s cover story. So, is your facility ready for a product recall? Assess your readiness here.

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Product Recall Management 101

As part of your overall biomedical equipment management strategy, you should maintain a product recall process that allows your organization to react quickly and decisively to a recall situation, enBio Corp.’s Mike Murray and Arthur Zenian say. Below, they share how to accomplish this.

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Crisis Averted: Preparing for a Device Recall

When handled well—with the right messages—product recalls can improve a brand or company image. On the other hand, if a recall is handled badly, the damage can be fatal. The level of preparedness by a manufacturer going through a crisis can make or break its ongoing success and vitality. Fortunately, reacting quickly and being proactive with messaging is possible. It just takes adequate preparation.

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Updated Recall Management Tool Pairs Alerts to Hospital Equipment Inventory

ECRI Institute has released Automatch for Equipment, a new enhancement to its Alerts Tracker automated recall management solution. The feature is designed to automatically identify equipment models and supplies within a healthcare facility’s inventory that are impacted by an FDA alert or recall and notify designated department staff, reducing the need for manual inventory searches.

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Creative Problem Solving and the Future of HTM

Now more than ever, creative thinking and problem solving are integral to the healthcare technology management profession, says George Mills of The Joint Commission. Today’s clinical engineers must develop the relationship between IT and patient care and understand the interconnectedness of hospital systems. This article is part of 24×7’s 20th anniversary coverage.

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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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ECRI Decision-Making Tool Simplifies Medical Technology Purchases for Hospitals

ECRI Institute has launched TruVu, a decision-making tool designed to help hospitals move away from emotionally-driven technology purchases. The platform allows stakeholders to see the impact of a change to a product feature, service contract price, or physician preference on a shared platform before making a purchasing decision.

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