Thanks for all your input so far in connecting with us and your fellow biomeds on our best practices blog. We love to hear about what works for you, but we also want to know how you come up with new procedures.
All best practices have to come from somewhere, and developing the real gems takes time and teamwork.
One method of developing them that some hospitals are starting to adopt is to form a best practices committee with members from different departments to evaluate the effectiveness of new solutions and develop new practice guidelines for the facility. Committees then vet ideas and hammer them into workable procedures.
Topics the committees address include working with IT to find solutions to cross-departmental problems and evaluating scheduled maintenance procedures for specific types of equipment.
How do you find out what works?