BioMedical News

EMSAR Acquires Edge Biomedical

EMSAR is pleased to announce the acquisition of Edge Biomedical, LLC. Edge Biomedical is an asset management, compliance and biomedical services company that provides reliability, efficiency and savings for healthcare organizations. EMSAR is a leading independent service organization (ISO) that provides best-in-class maintenance and repair services nationwide for medical, retail and security equipment. “We are extremely excited to welcome Edge Biomedical to EMSAR. The Edge team has earned the reputation as an industry leading asset management, compliance and biomedical services...

Edge Biomedical Achieves 2021 Top Customer Ranked Biomedical & Clinical Engineering Outsourcing Vendor

Black Book Research conducted a wide-ranging independent study of outsourcing within US Healthcare.  The research included responses from 3,156 distinct client users of healthcare outsourcing services.  Edge Biomedical is proud to have earned the top customer ranking for Biomedical & Clinical Engineering outsourced services provider. Edge Biomedical is an asset management, compliance services, and biomedical services company that provides reliability, efficiency, and savings for healthcare organizations. In today’s environment, a medical practice has so many moving parts that it can be...

EDGE adds Ventilator Training to List of Factory Certifications

Edge Biomedical is constantly improving and innovating, and one of the most important ways that we do this is by training our Biomed Techs to use new equipment. We are excited to add ventilator training to our technicians’ extensive list of qualifications. After attending a training session with Drager in Ohio, our personnel are equipped to service the V500 and VN500 ventilators. The V500 is used to treat patients in an acute care setting, and the VN500 is designed specifically...

Part of the Infrastructure

Unchartered waters.  That’s where we find ourselves in March of 2020.  Plans are changing so fast it can be something new almost hourly.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will get through this, with some unprecedented effort and dedication.  Medical professionals are used to putting themselves in harm’s way, dealing with sickness, death, and disease every day.  So, in some ways, they have been preparing and ready for this kind of event their...

Why Have an AED if it is Not Properly Maintained?

On a routine inspection we were completing in Tennessee last month, our technician was testing and inventorying two Philips AEDs. What we found was, unfortunately, more common than we would like to see. The first Philips Onsite AED had the battery removed. When installing the battery into the AED, it turned out to be dead. Upon asking the site manager why this AED was not prepared to use we were told that it had been “beeping.” AEDs from all...

Edge Biomedical Deploys QR Code Technology for AED Management Program

Automated External Defibrillators, AEDs, are becoming more commonplace in our society both inside and outside healthcare facilities. We see them in airports, gymnasiums, churches, fitness centers, schools and office buildings. AEDs evaluate and recommend treatment via verbal and visual instructions to first responders, whether professionals or laypeople. Most can recognize these life-saving devices as “shock boxes” or some medical machine that treats heart issues. We see them on TV and understand that they must be ready at a moments...

Equipment Purchasing Decisions Should Be Driven by Data

The improvement over time in medical technology, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices has been nothing short of amazing. Our country’s medical industry is the envy of the world, and for good reason. Medical device manufacturers invest tremendous resources to develop the latest machines to diagnose and treat patients. Of course, the latest and greatest technology comes with a hefty price tag.  

Asset Management Continues to Confound Medical Providers

Equipment purchases constitute a tremendous investment for health care facilities. Knowing where that equipment is, ensuring it’s providing accurate results needed to properly diagnose patients, and that it adheres to service requirements set by state and industry regulators is critical to the successful operation of every medical care facility. By providing the technical expertise needed to service and maintain equipment, and the software tools to manage your inventory, Edge allows medical professionals to focus on providing the best possible...

Strength in Numbers: (Sharing of) Information is Power

The biomedical field is a tight-knit community. I have always been impressed with how easily information is shared and how willing everyone is to help a fellow technician. Platforms like MedWrench facilitate this communication flow and help make this large, diverse industry feel a little more manageable.