Austin-based Accruent has launched its Data Insights solution to the healthcare market—a tool that can provide objective equipment performance and reliability data for thousands of equipment models, company officials say.
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.
How do you measure the expected life of a medical device? Even if the device is working properly—in addition to being well maintained and inspected, an adverse event following its so-called “expiration date” can raise both usability and liability challenges. HTM expert William Hyman explores the issue here.
Sentinel Event Alert #60—Developing a reporting culture: Learning from close calls and hazardous conditions explores guidance for healthcare organizations and leaders in establishing a psychologically safe environment that eliminates fear of negative consequences for reporting mistakes, and actively encourages learning from “close calls” in patient care.
The new portal, launched by Genesis Healthcare, uses mobile technology and the company's SaaS software to help medical device manufacturers obtain real-time data on consignment inventory and other stock located at their client hospitals.