Slice of Life

Is your workplace flawless like the Garden of Eden? Probably not. Some may come close, but no workplace is perfect. And while we can usually perform well around people who have a wide range of idiosyncrasies, some behaviors just get under our skin. We often call these irritants, “pet peeves.” Many pet peeves are frustrating tendencies […]

A mainstay of cost control for the biomed program is second sourcing parts. The second sourcing of parts has become an industry of its own with new vendors entering the market frequently. I am a proponent of sourcing parts through secondary sources, however not all parts companies are created equal. Defective parts are a part of […]

In his free time, Atlanta-based anesthesiologist David Nusz has long enjoyed managing his investments, from retirement funds to stocks, bonds, and precious metals. When he became interested in diversifying his portfolio through real estate, however, investment opportunities were often either too labor-intensive – buy a house, rehab it, and flip or rent it – or […]

When Sami Newman was eight years old, she was diagnosed with an endocrinological problem that was affecting her growth. Her physician was flummoxed as to the cause, and to rule out tumor-related issues, Newman was sent for diagnostic MRI. It wouldn’t have been her first choice of diagnostic modality. The device was frightening to her […]

Entrepreneur Fritz Maytag says, “If you ask people confidentially what they want most in their job – if they’re paid anything decent at all – they say, ‘A greater sense of self-worth.” That statement resonates with everything I’ve been reading the past few decades on workplace retention and productivity. It also ties with Maslow’s hierarchy […]

It was only a year ago when the Biomed community was buzzing about relocatable power strips (RPT) and their permitted use in hospitals. Many industry leaders have covered the subject of RPTs extensively. I am not going to cover those details here. I want to tell you about an incident I learned about from a […]

Short, pitchy phrases that contain much truth have been around forever. Somewhere around 600BC, Aesop is alleged to have said, “Better to be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.” About 250 years later, Aristotle wrote, “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.” and about 200 years after that, Cicero told […]

Around the world (sometimes, around the country) surgical technique is becoming a lost art, even to surgeons, says Dr. Maurice Chung, current president of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS).

In addition to removing the barriers of denial based on pre-existing conditions and providing subsidized access to health care for millions of Americans, another of the chief tenets of the Affordable Care Act is tying reimbursements to health outcomes.

Just when I finally figured out how to comply with the RPT waivers and had a solid AEM program complete with evaluation, there appears to be a new threat to our ability to service equipment and pro- vide value to our customers. On March 4 the FDA published a new Proposed Rule (PR) entitled “Refurbishing, Reconditioning, […]

Is your workplace flawless like the Garden of Eden? Probably not. Some may come close, but no workplace is perfect. And while we can usually perform well around people who have a wide range of idiosyncrasies, some behaviors just get under our skin. We often call these irritants, “pet peeves.” Many pet peeves are frustrating tendencies […]

A mainstay of cost control for the biomed program is second sourcing parts. The second sourcing of parts has become an industry of its own with new vendors entering the market frequently. I am a proponent of sourcing parts through secondary sources, however not all parts companies are created equal. Defective parts are a part of […]

In his free time, Atlanta-based anesthesiologist David Nusz has long enjoyed managing his investments, from retirement funds to stocks, bonds, and precious metals. When he became interested in diversifying his portfolio through real estate, however, investment opportunities were often either too labor-intensive – buy a house, rehab it, and flip or rent it – or […]

When Sami Newman was eight years old, she was diagnosed with an endocrinological problem that was affecting her growth. Her physician was flummoxed as to the cause, and to rule out tumor-related issues, Newman was sent for diagnostic MRI. It wouldn’t have been her first choice of diagnostic modality. The device was frightening to her […]

Entrepreneur Fritz Maytag says, “If you ask people confidentially what they want most in their job – if they’re paid anything decent at all – they say, ‘A greater sense of self-worth.” That statement resonates with everything I’ve been reading the past few decades on workplace retention and productivity. It also ties with Maslow’s hierarchy […]

It was only a year ago when the Biomed community was buzzing about relocatable power strips (RPT) and their permitted use in hospitals. Many industry leaders have covered the subject of RPTs extensively. I am not going to cover those details here. I want to tell you about an incident I learned about from a […]

Short, pitchy phrases that contain much truth have been around forever. Somewhere around 600BC, Aesop is alleged to have said, “Better to be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.” About 250 years later, Aristotle wrote, “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.” and about 200 years after that, Cicero told […]

Around the world (sometimes, around the country) surgical technique is becoming a lost art, even to surgeons, says Dr. Maurice Chung, current president of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS).

In addition to removing the barriers of denial based on pre-existing conditions and providing subsidized access to health care for millions of Americans, another of the chief tenets of the Affordable Care Act is tying reimbursements to health outcomes.

Just when I finally figured out how to comply with the RPT waivers and had a solid AEM program complete with evaluation, there appears to be a new threat to our ability to service equipment and pro- vide value to our customers. On March 4 the FDA published a new Proposed Rule (PR) entitled “Refurbishing, Reconditioning, […]