The Other Side

Harnessing the data (and knowledge) buried in our CMMS system can provide meaningful information that is otherwise mostly anecdotal at this point.

The New Year provides an opportunity to hit the reset button and leave our past behind and start anew.

We recently had our Joint Commission inspection and I would like to share our experience with the survey.

In today’s world, a focus on disaster planning and emergency preparedness is integral to hospital operations. However, some Biomeds may think this doesn’t apply to us. I would suggest every biomedical department become very familiar with disaster and emergency planning. I am suggesting that from a medical equipment management perspective. We (the biomedical engineering department) […]

We are in our survey window for The Joint Commission and, as every biomed knows, this means a continuous barrage of consultants visiting our facility.

I feel like there are tremendous financial pressures on medical equipment companies today. Some of my recent experiences indicate that they are getting as creative as possible to sustain their profitability.

These economic times have certainly forced changes in the industry. These changes have hit home with me as we look at reorganizing the way we do business. Without getting into the mundane details of this project, it has required us to move a substantial number of services around. This requires the services to pack up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Harnessing the data (and knowledge) buried in our CMMS system can provide meaningful information that is otherwise mostly anecdotal at this point.

The New Year provides an opportunity to hit the reset button and leave our past behind and start anew.

We recently had our Joint Commission inspection and I would like to share our experience with the survey.

In today’s world, a focus on disaster planning and emergency preparedness is integral to hospital operations. However, some Biomeds may think this doesn’t apply to us. I would suggest every biomedical department become very familiar with disaster and emergency planning. I am suggesting that from a medical equipment management perspective. We (the biomedical engineering department) […]

We are in our survey window for The Joint Commission and, as every biomed knows, this means a continuous barrage of consultants visiting our facility.

I feel like there are tremendous financial pressures on medical equipment companies today. Some of my recent experiences indicate that they are getting as creative as possible to sustain their profitability.

These economic times have certainly forced changes in the industry. These changes have hit home with me as we look at reorganizing the way we do business. Without getting into the mundane details of this project, it has required us to move a substantial number of services around. This requires the services to pack up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]