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A New Lease on (Equipment) Leasing

Operating a healthcare facility necessitates acquiring costly medical equipment—an expense that is manageable for some, but unattainable for others. Those who fall into the latter category do have one option, however: leasing their devices.

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Forging Better Service Contracts

When writing a service contract, including quality metrics around the service deliverables, whether it’s the quality of the parts or the qualifications of the employees doing the work, helps keep vendors accountable.

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Shining a Light on Medical Laser Training and Repair

The repair and maintenance of medical lasers can play a significant role in a typical biomedical technician’s duties. But vague regulatory guidelines are causing confusion about who is qualified to maintain the equipment and which procedures should be followed.

Measure Twice, Cut Never

In many cases, the relationship between a healthcare facility and equipment vendor has been mutually beneficial; in other cases, however, the relationship has led to prolonged difficulties for facilities since extraction is no longer a matter of simply switching to another product. Learn how to navigate this tricky relationship here.

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Up Front: Navigating the Changes Ahead

Chief Editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens wrote this editorial on the eve of the presidential election—an election that has been divisive, heated, and downright dramatic at times. But regardless of which candidate you supported (Spoiler alert: By the time you read this, you will know who the 45th president of the United States is.), one fact remains: The policies endorsed by the next POTUS could have strong implications for the healthcare sector.

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Alpha Source Scores Expanded GE Healthcare Contract

Alpha Source has completed its transition as the nationwide services and exclusive parts provider for GE Healthcare’s bone mineral densitometry (BMD) products in the United States. The installation, warranty, and post-warranty servicing of GE Healthcare’s BMD equipment aims to complement the ultrasound imaging service Alpha Source has been providing on selected GE Healthcare ultrasound products since 2014.

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Entrepreneurs Selected for Medical Device Accelerator Program

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute has welcomed 11 startups selected from more than 100 applications to its accelerator program, TMCx, which for the first time is focusing exclusively on medical devices. This is the third installment of TMCx, a program that couples the resources of the world’s largest medical center with the innovative spark of entrepreneurs.

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Avoiding Data Breaches through a Culture of Collaboration

It has been 17 years since the Institute of Medicine published the landmark “To Err Is Human.” Among the strategies it recommended to improve safety was implementing voluntary report systems with legally built in confidentiality protections so health care organizations wouldn’t be discouraged from participating. This was hardly a novel idea even then; after all, the Aviation Safety Reporting System has been around since 1976. But what have we really learned since then?

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Medical Equipment Purchasing for CHTMs

Purchasing today’s medical technology involves much more than just finding the best price. You must implement a total systems approach to facilitate organizational goals and achieve a return on investment. That starts with identifying key stakeholders and getting an accurate picture of expenses through both capital and operational costs.

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End Times: Planning for Capital Equipment Purchases

Clinical engineering plays a central role in planning for the replacement and acquisition of new capital equipment. The data you provide will directly impact the day-to-day operations and financial well-being of your organization for years to come. So what information do you need to provide, where do you get it, and who needs to receive it?

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A Helpful(?) Guide for Report Writing

Engineers and technicians are not always known for their ability to write good reports. To help you out with your end-of-year obligations, 24×7 called on editorial board member Dave Harrington to offer some guidelines. He provided a highly versatile vocabulary list.

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