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Medical Equipment Maintenance

Performing an audit to improve efficiency and savings The management of medical devices has taken on a new level of complexity in recent years, due in part to the increased sophistication and specialization of equipment, integration with electronic networks, dependence on outsourcing for specialized maintenance and repair, and ever-increasing requirements for compliance, safety, reliability and accuracy. (more…)

Well-organized MEMP Will Put You Ahead

As a clinical engineering consultant, I find myself reviewing healthcare technology management (HTM) programs from time to time, usually for hospitals or hospital systems. Often, the person who first contacts me is an administrator who says something like, “I don’t know a lot about our medical equipment management program, but I’m worried that it’s not going well. Can you come take a look and let me know what you find?” (more…)

Joint Commission, CMS Adopt Revised Fire Safety Standards

    Starting July 5, the Joint Commission will begin surveying to the 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety (LS) Code—a move that follows the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) lead. (more…)