Here, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s clinical engineering manager, Ann Rovito, discusses what sets the facility apart and how the hospital has been able to stay ahead of the looming HTM staffing crisis.
Not all superheroes wear capes, but many do have dual identities—not unlike Tobey Clark, BSBME, MSEE, CCE, CHTM, FAAMI, FACCE. His longtime “day job” is with the University of Vermont in Burlington. But Clark also has a second identity, which he calls his passion: co-directing the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Health Technology Management.
For the first time, 24x7’s annual survey of job satisfaction and compensation queried respondents about their timeline for retirement in an effort to gauge the impending impact of the Boomer exodus from the workforce. The data confirmed what many in HTM already know intuitively to be true: Starting in about 5 years, the field will see a major wave of retirement lasting about a decade, although we’re already on the edge of the upswing.
For the first time, AAMI will offer an online review course to help biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) prepare for the exam to become certified biomedical equipment technicians (CBETs). The four-week online CBET Study Course will cover all six areas of the CBET exam.
Here, Scott Skinner, Norton Healthcare’s system director of clinical engineering, reveals why his team has won numerous industry accolades and shares how the department’s reporting structure is a boon for operations—as well as patient safety.