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.
The December 2013 CMS memo on preventive maintenance improved on the 2011 rules, writes Binseng Wang, but the policy remains a political compromise that clinical engineers must find a way to live with.
Although the advantages of becoming certified as a clinical engineer are widely accepted, relatively few in the profession have made the effort. But as a younger generation starts to consider their options for advancement, that may change.
24×7 is pleased to introduce its new monthly podcast, 24×7 Conversations. In the premier episode, 24×7 editor John Bethune talks with Portland, Oregon–based biomed Valdez Bravo about strategies biomedical technicians can use to advance their careers in healthcare.
Customer service is often overlooked as a primary skill required of biomeds. In fact, customer service is a crucial factor for a successful biomed team.
In this column, author John Noblitt reviews some of the most basic elements of cell anatomy and physiology that biomeds may encounter on the CBET exam.
The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have to spell doom for clinical engineering organizations. The heads of three prominent HTM departments explain how you can help your department survive—and, better yet, thrive—in an era of healthcare reform.
The Department of Communication Studies at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has announced a new doctorate program in health communication. The new PhD program will begin in the fall of 2014.
Faced with the prospect of stagnation, in 2008 the leaders of the Indiana Biomedical Society chose to seek out new leadership from a younger generation. As a result, they have set the foundation for the new technology and the new communication strategies needed to take the group to the next level.
AAMI has updated and expanded its online collection of sample healthcare technology management (HTM) documents. Provided to the association by clinical engineering departments from across the nation, the documents can be used as best-practice models.