A. Ray Dalton
24x7 interviews A. Ray Dalton, founder, executive chairman, and former CEO of PartsSource, about his latest project (and ninth company), reLink Medical. As Dalton puts it, the new company is a hybrid of Craigslist and eBay for surplus medical equipment.
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In this guest blog post, William Hyman considers the human factors implications of a recent recall of MRI systems: Was the problem human error or poor design?
Screen shot of CBET Academy homepage
A new online portal focused on helping biomeds prepare for their Certification for the Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) exams will debut in late April, according to co-founder Manny Jimenez, CBET.
Digital imaging company Canon USA announced on March 2 the establishment of Canon BioMedical Inc, a new wholly owned subsidiary that will serve as a worldwide headquarters for its biomedical business.
On February 25, imaging company Carestream Health announced that Ted Taccardi has been appointed vice president for a new Global Customer Care group that brings together field support, remote, and platform teams that service equipment, software and healthcare IT systems.
In response to a blog post last month asking whether anyone still had the job title "Medical Equipment Repairer," readers gave resoundingly affirmative—if slightly rueful—answers.
Welch Allyn Headquarters in Skaneateles Falls
Celebrating its century mark this year, Welch Allyn is expanding into telehealth and continuing to enhance an innovative program for supporting biomeds.
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A new ANSI/AAMI standard published on February 26, EQ89:2015, “Guidance for the use of medical equipment maintenance strategies and procedures," offers advice on the best approaches to optimizing medical equipment maintenance.
Toshiba America Medical Systems announced on February 23 that it has named Guy Poloni as director of its MR business unit and Bill Newsom as director of its x-ray vascular business unit.
NeuroLogica CereTom CT scanner
Cleveland stroke patients are benefitting from a mobile stroke treatment unit with a CT scanner and medical personnel aboard.
Carestream DRX-1
The NFL uses the Carestream DRX-1 system to quickly produce high-quality diagnostic digital x-ray images onsite at its drafting event to aid in screening player prospects.
Olive Medical
DePuy Synthes has announced that it recently acquired medical device manufacturing company Olive Medical Corporation.
UroNav from Invivo
The Prostate Cancer Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, has found that MRI-guided biopsy is a more effective method for detecting and diagnosing high risk and aggressive prostate cancers.
Photo of Emanate Wireless RTLS tag attached to medical device
Startup company Emanate Wireless will introduce a new type of tag for use with real time location systems at the HIMSS conference in April. For use with AC-powered devices, the rechargeable inline tags provide enhanced information about device utilization.
On February 18, the FDA published a Class 1 recall of GE Healthcare MRI systems with superconducting magnets.
The Internet of Things: Verizon Report
A Verizon Enterprises report on the Internet of Things (IoT) predicts that the number of interconnected devices will grow rapidly from 1.2 billion in 2014 to 5.4 billion in 2020. Evidence suggests, however, that growth in the healthcare sector is slower than other industry sectors so far.
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has welcomed TeleTracking Technologies as a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition, which was established to align stakeholders from across healthcare in a unifying mission.
ECRI announced that proceedings are available from the first meeting of the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, which focused on forming workgroups to develop best practices.
Firewall Security Diagram
In this installment of Networking, author Jeff Kabachinski explores what are known as next-generation firewalls and explains the key role they play in healthcare IT cybersecurity and network protection.
To help hospitals ensure timely compliance with new preventive maintenance requirements, authors Stephen Grimes and Jillyan Morano offer 10 recommended steps for implementation and a case study from one New England healthcare system.