While the second quarter of 2020 started with a dip in recalls, experts predict that the coronavirus pandemic will lead to an eventual spike in medical device recalls once regulators resume their traditional oversight activities.
When handled well—with the right messages—product recalls can improve a brand or company image. On the other hand, if a recall is handled badly, the damage can be fatal. The level of preparedness by a manufacturer going through a crisis can make or break its ongoing success and vitality. Fortunately, reacting quickly and being proactive with messaging is possible. It just takes adequate preparation.Read More
ECRI Institute has released Automatch for Equipment, a new enhancement to its Alerts Tracker automated recall management solution. The feature is designed to automatically identify equipment models and supplies within a healthcare facility’s inventory that are impacted by an FDA alert or recall and notify designated department staff, reducing the need for manual inventory searches.Read More
Now more than ever, creative thinking and problem solving are integral to the healthcare technology management profession, says George Mills of The Joint Commission. Today’s clinical engineers must develop the relationship between IT and patient care and understand the interconnectedness of hospital systems. This article is part of 24×7’s 20th anniversary coverage.Read More
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?Read More
ECRI Institute has launched TruVu, a decision-making tool designed to help hospitals move away from emotionally-driven technology purchases. The platform allows stakeholders to see the impact of a change to a product feature, service contract price, or physician preference on a shared platform before making a purchasing decision.Read More
ECRI Institute will now accept applications for the Health Devices Achievement Award through July 1, 2015. Application essays should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words and describe a successful initiative related to healthcare technology management.Read More