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A new report from Persistence Market Research indicates the global hospital bed market is expected to reach $6,731.8 million by 2020, with the largest growth predicted in Europe and Asia.
Figure 1. The
Coulter Principle in
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In this installment of ICC Prep, John Noblitt discusses how the principles of spectrophotometry can be used to perform cell counting by light transmittance.
Presided over by AAMI, the CBET is a 3-hour exam that consists of 165 multiple-choice questions in six different categories. The fall application deadline is September 26, 2015; the fall testing period will take place November 7–14, 2015.
John Noblitt recently launched HTM Solutions, a website to help biomeds study for the CBET exam, after 23 years teaching BMET preparation in academic and corporate settings.
New online and mobile resources are designed to help biomeds prepare for the CBET exam more effectively, smoothing the path toward certification.
What can HTM professionals do about preventing or mitigating use error in medical devices? To find some answers, 24x7 reached out to experts on the topic.
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Sonitor RTLS Technologies will showcase its new Quad-LT location transmitter series at the upcoming HIMSS conference. The RTLS transmitter can divide a room into four separate virtual zones for increased efficiency and reduced cost.
Universal Hospital Services, a healthcare technology management solutions provider, has appointed Thomas J. Leonard as its chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective April 13, 2015.
With the aim of surfacing more useful and comprehensive data for hospitals, Stanley Healthcare has released a new “visual business intelligence platform,” called MobileView Analytics, for its AeroScout real-time location system solutions.
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Carestream recently unveiled its new Touch ultrasound system, which features a design influenced by user feedback and an all-touch control panel with the tactile feedback of traditional keys.
MR Solutions Ltd has announced that the company is offering a new maintenance and upgrade service for existing Agilent MRI preclinical imaging equipment.
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Samsung Electronics America will demonstrate how the HM70A portable ultrasound system can detect heart disease and stroke as part of a 14-city bicycle tour for the Heart Across America campaign.
The SignosRT bladder scanner from Australia-based Signostics Limited is designed to non-invasively image the bladder, giving automatic measurements that help prevent unnecessary catheterization.
A recent study in JAMA Oncology suggests the existence of a regional-level propensity for inappropriate imaging utilization, which may need to be considered by policymakers seeking to improve quality of care and reduce healthcare spending in high-utilization areas.
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The annual symposium of the Washington State Biomedical Association (WSBA), previously to be held at North Seattle College, has changed venues. The March 28 event will now take place at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, Wash.
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Although batteries are often an afterthought when it comes to medical devices, they are critically important. Poor battery management can knock crucial medical devices out of action, compromise patient care, and cost organizations a lot of money.
The FDA has announced that it will hold a public workshop on April 21 to discuss the assessment and management of risk in the use of medical devices. The event will also be presented via a Webcast.
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E Instruments, Langhorne, Pa, has announced the release of its new AQ VOC handheld indoor air quality (IAQ) monitor, providing monitoring and real-time data logging for IAQ analysis in hospitals and other facilities.
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Welch Allyn and Health o meter Professional Scales have released a new Bluetooth solution that enables wireless transmission of weight, height, and body mass index data from Health o meter Professional digital scales to select Welch Allyn vital signs monitors.
MedAssets Inc, Atlanta, Ga, announces staff changes that will support the company’s long-term growth and development.
Mindray has announced that its TE7 ultrasound system with touchscreen, which was showcased during the European Congress of Radiology, is scheduled for North American release mid-2015.