As the medical equipment maintenance profession moves away from the mechanics of technology and places more emphasis on the management of technology, today’s biomedical technician needs a broader range of skills. Are education programs keeping pace?
In this Soapbox editorial, New York-based BMET Manny Jimenez makes the case for his opinion that certification should be required for all senior BMETs.
The CMS now allows alternatives to manufacturer recommended PM intervals for many types of devices. In response, The Joint Commission has added a new element of performance (EP) for deemed-status hospitals.
A new market study looks at the current state of medical device connectivity worldwide and projects how it will evolve through the rest of this decade. Key factors in the projected annual growth of 38% include an increasing need for workflow automation, an intensifying focus on patient safety, and minimizing readmissions.
A new disinfection technology for mobile devices uses high-intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect mobile devices. Manufactured by Daylight Medical, the SKY 6Xi is intended to reduce the spread of hospital-acquired infections.
As it has done for the past three years, AAMI has announced that it will once again sponsor a contest for the best celebration of Healthcare Technology Management Week 2014.
Advanced Ultrasound Electronics, an ultrasound equipment company based in Tulsa, OK, has moved from its current 9,000 square feet headquarters into a new 20,000 square feet facility.
An LED display designed specifically for diagnostic review has been cleared for marketing in the United States by the FDA. Manufactured by NEC Display Solutions, the MD302C4 features an IPS panel that provides precise color reproduction and wide viewing angles.
Ultrasound industry veteran Jim Carr has joined Advanced Ultrasound Electronics (AUE) as director of service and international operations. In his new role, he will also be spearheading the company’s new in-house training center.
The annual celebration known as Healthcare Technology Management Week is scheduled for May 18–24, 2014. Sponsored by AAMI’s Technology Management Council, the week is intended to “promote the awareness of—and appreciation for—the critical work” carried out by HTM professionals.