Category: Department Management

Department Management

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Heroes of HTM: Axel Wirth

If you’d asked a young Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, AAMIF, FHIMSS, what he wanted to be when he grew up, it’s unlikely he would’ve mentioned becoming one of HTM’s heroes. But after almost four decades in the field, that is indeed what he has become.

Department Management

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A Day in the Life: Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center

They say a person is only as good as his or her team. In that vein, 24x7 Magazine spotlights Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center’s clinical technology department—led by Jovito “Jojo” Gonzales, the 2019 recipient of AAMI & GE Healthcare’s “BMET of the Year” award.

Department Management

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HTM Salary Survey 2015: Nearing a Tipping Point

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.

Recruitment, Retention

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Growing a Career: Cultivating Your Own Biomed Tech Talent

When Jeffrey Ruiz, technology manager for a large hospital in western Michigan, discovered that finding BMETs to fill openings in the clinical engineering department was being hampered by a lack of educational opportunities in the community, he decided to see what he could do to help fix the problem.

Salaries

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We Asked, You Answered

Every year, chief editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens gets numerous emails inquiring about 24x7 Magazine's ever-popular job compensation and salary survey, with readers asking whether their salaries are on par with their peers. Well, the results are in—as are readers' comments about the HTM field.

Succession Planning

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Planning for Succession

With 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day and an increasing demographic shift from mechanical and hands-on professions, many healthcare organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to staff their biomed departments. Here, three HTM leaders share how they’re helping to find the next generation of talent.

Department Profiles

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Heroes of HTM: George Mills

George Mills has championed simplicity, but there’s nothing simple about his accomplishments. Here, 24x7 Magazine profiles Mills, a Joint Commission legend, and explains why he is a true hero of HTM.