After a restorative winter break, 24×7’s Ultrasound Community website is back in gear. It is designed to offer everyone interested in any aspect of ultrasound in healthcare a dynamic platform for news and discussion of this key imaging and therapeutic technology.
In response to the December 2013 CMS letter on preventive maintenance, The Joint Commission has updated its requirements. In a March 4 publication, the organization announced two new “elements of performance” on maintenance of medical equipment and utility systems.
At 24×7, we hear a lot from readers that never sees the light of day. To change that situation, 24×7 is introducing this blog. In this installment, you’ll read about our reader’s thoughts on the right to repair, salaries, an overload of credentialisms, and Star Trek fan films.
AAMI has announced a new special category of membership for nonsupervisory professionals in hospitals. For an annual fee of $85, BMETs, clinical engineers, nurses, sterile processing professionals, and IT specialists will be able to join AAMI as “associate members.”
In the campaign to increase the interoperability of medical devices and integrate them into hospital networks, infusion pumps are on the front lines. Pumps are growing ever smarter as manufacturers improve their interoperability.
Although every hospital is unique and no two solutions will look exactly alike, taking a holistic approach and improving workflow efficiency and productivity across the entire equipment lifecycle can yield significant savings of up to $5,000 per bed.
In this installment of CCE Prep, author Arif Subhan details the three main steps to becoming a certified clinical engineer: the application and preparation process, the written exam, and the oral exam.
Last year, Sterling Peloso stepped in as the new president and CEO of Ultra Solutions, one of the largest preowned ultrasound businesses in the industry. In this interview with 24×7, he gives his take on industry trends, prospects for growth, and the Affordable Care Act.
It is time for major change in the management of clinical alarms. An alarm awareness wish list offers nine technological solutions to help manage alarm fatigue and to promote better alarm management.
The advent of ultra high definition technology will have multiple payoffs in healthcare, including better screens for diagnostic imaging and central patient monitoring stations. Networking columnist Jeff Kabachinski reveals the key technical details behind UHD.