In a new top-10 list announced today, the ECRI Institute has identified data integrity failures in health IT systems as its leading patient safety concern. Also in the list are
The IDA-1S is a portable, battery-operated tool designed for speedy verification of infusion device performance. Weighing less than three pounds, it is intended for quick and reliable one-channel measurements while on-the-go.
Health industry data are most often compromised by theft or loss, insider misuse, or miscellaneous error, according to a new report from Verizon security researchers released on April 22.
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.
The benefits of local and regional associations of HTM professionals can yield many rewards for the biomed community. But without active participation by enough community members, the benefits will always be in peril.
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.