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Adding Value: Why Technicians Make Better Managers

Requiring that in-house maintenance departments be managed by degreed clinical engineers may have made sense in the past, but today priority should be given to technicians who have demonstrated technical competence at the front-line levels.

Sounding Off About Medical Alarm Management

An electrode needing to be changed has little impact on patient safety. But alarms tied directly to a patient’s health, such as monitors that alert when oxygen levels have become dangerously low, need to be clear so a clinician is cued to act. Here is HTM’s responsibility.

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Evaluating Your Service Options

24×7 Magazine reached out to several service-oriented companies for our annual snapshot of what’s available to HTM departments that either don’t have all the resources they need to handle technology management on their own, or value the “value add” that such companies can offer in their quest to do great work at the lowest possible cost. Here’s what they said.

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Global Patient Monitoring Market to Grow to $25.3 Billion

The global patient monitoring market is slated to grow from its current $19.14 billion valuation to $25.31 billion by 2023, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. Factors such as the widespread availability of wireless monitoring devices and the rising incidence of lifestyle and chronic diseases are expected to drive market growth during the forecast period, researchers say.

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The Case for (Better) Communication

As professionals in healthcare technology management, strong communication skills are vital to success, two experts argue in April’s issue of 24×7 Magazine. In this editorial, chief editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens makes the case for better communication and elaborates on why the importance of clear communication can’t be overstressed.

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