Category: Maintenance Strategies

Maintenance Strategies

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Why Is My Medical Equipment Failing?

If you are experiencing constant failures in medical equipment, the problem may not be with the equipment itself. It might be your electricity. Medical technology is susceptible to power quality issues, and healthcare facilities have complex, variable power draws that can lead to power quality problems.

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Bed Maintenance: Should HTM Do It?

Disagreement often ensues when the subject of bed maintenance by biomeds arises, reveals biomedical expert Patrick Lynch. In May's The LynchPin column, Lynch lays out both arguments regarding HTM professionals handling bed maintenance and shares his personal opinions about the matter. Don't miss out.

Preventive Maintenance

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Are You Championing Patient Care?

Are your innovative efforts in quality and safety improving patients’ lives? If so, applications for the 2019 Eisenberg Awards are being accepted from August 19-October 1 and are available on The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum websites.

Alternative Equipment Maintenance

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This Is My Confession

Massachusetts General Hospital Systems Engineering Manager Rick Schrenker has a confession to make: He had a hidden agenda in an article he wrote for 24x7 Magazine over 10 years ago. And he hasn’t written about it until now.

Asset Management

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Getting the Most Out of Unused Medical Equipment

Many healthcare organizations don’t have an effective process for managing equipment dispositions, says Accruent’s Alan Gresch. So, what’s the solution? Create comprehensive plans based around a centralized model, which will provide savings and revenue.

Power Management

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CE Reflections: Deviating from the Norms

In this installment of CE Reflections, Rick Schrenker, a systems engineering manager for Massachusetts General Hospital and industry veteran, discusses the normalization of deviance—and how it applies to HTM departments.