On November 26, the FDA announced a Class I Recall due to a potential defect involving anesthesia workstations manufactured by Spacelabs Healthcare. According to the FDA, a bag-to-vent switch may fail due to loose fastening hardware.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation are joining forces to hold a summit on eliminating preventable deaths in US hospitals by 2020. The event will be held January 11-13 in California.
Attendees at the Florida Biomedical Society annual meeting earlier this month offered favorable opinions of this year's event. Held October 31 to November 3, the meeting comprised educational sessions, a vendor exposition, and a Biomed Forum.
Sunquest is calling on fellow industry leaders and stakeholders to encourage the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the emerging field of Health Information Technology to improve patient safety outcomes.
A report from Research and Markets predicts that the $4 billion global MRI Imaging market will grow to more than $5 billion by 2018. The report analyzes the market in terms of architecture, field strength, technology, application, and geography.
Through a recent agreement with the ECRI Institute, MedApproved will now incorporate clinical, cost, reimbursement, and safety data from ECRI into its web-based product evaluation system. The MedApproved system is used by hospitals nationwide.
Premier, Inc, Charlotte, NC, has received a U.S. patent for its hospital supply expense methodology, the Supply Mix Index . The index allows users to calculate supply expense per patient procedure and assess supply costs.
Starting in early 2014, medical diagnostic device supplier Welch Allyn will introduce new solutions to help doctors and nurses on medical surgical (med/surg) floors identify early warning signs for patients in deteriorating condition.
AAMI has undertaken a major restructuring as the organization plans how best to address the evolving needs of its members and the field. Former chief marketing officer Steve Campbell has assumed the role of the organization's chief operating officer.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has chosen the AAMI Foundation's Healthcare Technology Safety Institute as a recipient of its annual Cheers Awards for HTSI's ongoing efforts to ensure infusion system safety.
What technology do you use to eliminate or reduce manual data entry and/or the use of paper scratch sheets to log PMs or repair documentation?
I use bar code CE numbers on my equipment and some type of Wi-FI enabled technology that reads bar codes and produces true paperless PM and repair documentation. - 9.1%
We have bar coded CE numbers and use a bar code reader to scan the number and a Wi-FI laptop for portability, but I still have to manually key in and enter PM or repair data. - 16%
Even though we have bar coded CE numbers and a “clinical engineering computer system,” I still have to record repair and PM data on scratch sheets or forms and then key it in manually at a desktop computer. - 74.9%
Total votes: 243
The voting for this poll has ended on: 23 Oct 2013 - 00:00
Matt Tomory Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Training, Conquest Imaging Conquest Imaging (800) 496-9906
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