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iOT and MediMizer

Early warnings will result from connecting patient devices to EHR. Connecting to iOT products is MediMizer's first step into this arena. This permits the automatic […]
January 8, 2024
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Asset Services: How Can I Start My Inventory?

Some hospitals want to inventory their assets to achieve an accurate and standardized inventory. One company that offers this as a service talks about the process.
December 28, 2022
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Protect your medical equipment network from ransomware hit

Today cyber attacks are more common than we think and system hijacking or ransomware is a sensitive issue that institutions, companies, and especially hospitals have […]
December 9, 2021
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Close to the future: NASA will print artificial organs in space

The results of 3D printers have been impressive for years, but printing human tissue is the next step for NASA. The two finalist teams from […]
July 9, 2021
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MediMizer & PartsSource Lite Integration

Clinical Engineers and Technicians can spend significant amount of time during their day shopping for parts.  To streamline the part sourcing and purchasing, MediMizer and PartsSource have created a Lite integration between the MediMizer CMMS and
August 3, 2020
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COVID 19, SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus)

TJC The Joint Commission Covid Masks Ventilators regulations TJC Joint Commission, minimize spread of Covid-19 into healthcare facilities ECRI Free resources to Medical Facilities for […]
April 13, 2020
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FDA announces new guidelines for Cybersecurity

The FDA has not seen any evidence of any cyberattack on an in-use medical device but knows they might be "impacted". Laboratory testing has shown […]
November 1, 2018
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Can device manufacturers withhold documentation?

"The hospital has a library of information regarding inspection, testing, andmaintenance of its equipment and systems.Note: This library includes manuals, procedures provided by manufacturers,technical bulletins, […]
May 8, 2018
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Reprocessed Medical Devices

The FDA is charged with improving the safety of reused devices.According to the FDA, "Reusable medical devices are devices that health care providers can reuse […]
January 5, 2018
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SAFER matrix - Survey Analysis For Evaluating Risk

This single matrix is now used to evaluate risk instead of various criteria that varied by EP.  It is a simple 3 level risk evaluation […]
August 12, 2017
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Healthcare Technology Management

What does the department do? Maintain Equipment Data Work Orders, Unscheduled, Service Work Orders, Scheduled Parts and Materials Contract Management and Negotiation Purchase equipment, materials […]
December 30, 2016
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Four Innovative Imaging Technologies

Automation of lab work, more efficient diagnostic testing, and electronic medical records have transformed the speed and accuracy of medical diagnoses. A vital part of […]
September 22, 2016
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Joint Commission Environment of Care

2014/2015 changes to Environment of Care Standards related to Healthcare Technology Management/Biomedical Engineering for deemed sites. EC.02.04.01, EP 2 - Inventory must now include all […]
August 9, 2015
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Life Support and High Risk medical equipment

All Life Support Equipment is also high-risk equipment.  EC.02.04.01 and EC.02.04.03 now require our customers to determine what is high risk equipment.We would like your […]
August 5, 2015
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UDI Unique Device Identification

The new math is UDI = DI + PI.Class II and Class III devices will require both a device identifier (unique to the specific item) […]
July 28, 2015
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Federal Consensus Standards for Medical Devices

Federal Consensus Standards for Medical Devices The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), which is a part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), […]
October 26, 2014
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Product Recall Processes for Medical Devices

Product Recall Processes for Medical Devices The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides guidance to regulated industries when it comes to product recalls. These regulated […]
September 22, 2014
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24x7 Soapbox: CMS, Santa Claus, and the Preventive Maintenance Reality

Binseng Wang weights in on the CMS vs reality debate.   Easy to read and well stated. Soapbox: CMS, Santa Claus, and the Preventive Maintenance Reality […]
March 5, 2014
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We need to fail for the sake of safety

As I travel the country I find that most technicians and most departments do not regularly fail inspections.  A technician will often say, "I fixed […]
February 14, 2014
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New Techology

Nowadays, taking care of one’s health has never been the same. In fact, more technologies are introduced now and then to empower everybody to look […]
August 31, 2013
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Hospital-acquired infections

In the United States alone, hospital borne illnesses reach to more than 1.7 million and 99,000 of them die every year. In Europe, nosocomial infections […]
August 31, 2013
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Advantages of a biomedical career

When applying for college in pursuit of an electrical engineering major, the risk of being rejected is also higher, especially since biomedical engineering is still […]
August 4, 2013
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Contributions of Benjamin Franklin in the Field of Medicine

Benjamin Franklin, in his time, was recognized and respected throughout the world. Portraits of Franklin hung in English homes even while we were at war. […]
July 31, 2013
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