The founder and president emeritus of healthcare safety organization ECRI Institute, Joel J. Nobel, MD, has died at age 79.
Healthcare operations veteran Michael Argir has been named president of Medxcel Facilities Management, Indianapolis. Argir was most recently executive vice president of ABM Health.
Few healthcare organizations have risen to the level of awareness, or regard, of the ECRI Institute. Known informally as the Consumer Reports of medical device testing, the organization has built a firm reputation for honesty and independence over its 46-year history.
The American College of Clinical Engineering has released the schedule for its upcoming 2014–2015 educational webinar series. The 10 sessions are dominated by networking and interoperability topics.
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a teaching hospital and research center in Portland, Ore, has built a new data center that will provide the computing power and efficiency needed to support big-data medical care.
In this article, CCE Prep columnist Arif Subhan reviews radiation safety, a topic of critical importance to all BMETs and clinical engineers.
Medical devices are often left out of risk assessments, security, and compliance efforts—an automatic “fail” of both HIPAA and Meaningful Use requirements. And that’s just part of the problem. The range of medical device vulnerabilities is much broader.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has developed a new website for collecting industry feedback on its planned road map for medical device interoperability.
New user data revealed by the ECRI Institute shows that among its hospital members polled, four vendors of MRI systems dominate the healthcare market: GE, Philips, Siemens, and Toshiba.
A new line of disinfectant wipes is specifically made for ultrasound equipment. Offered by Advanced Ultrasound Electronics (AUE), Sono-Wipes are intended for cleaning transducers and for cable infection control.