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Fun With the Joint Commission

Fun With the Joint Commission

Our industry has many regulatory and accrediting organizations, including the Department of Health, DNV, and The Joint Commission to name a few. Meeting the requirements imposed by these organizations is part of our daily activities, however when these organization...
Fun With the Joint Commission

Emergency Planning

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...
Fun With the Joint Commission

Who Knows the Temperature?

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. The consultants are necessary to help us open our eyes and to look differently at our environment. They help to...
Fun With the Joint Commission

Buyer Beware, no PMs Under Warranty

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. Let’s face it, between government regulation and the rise of...
Fun With the Joint Commission

Who Cares About Bad Parts?

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...