About MediMizer and PartsSource

MediMizer is an independent biomedical and facilities software company that developed the leading CMMS or “computerized maintenance management software” used for clinical engineering, biomedical engineering, facilities, environmental departments in hospitals as well as the biomedical service organizations that service hospitals.

PartsSource is the world’s largest provider of medical replacement products and services, with over 4 million parts and services that extend across more than 3,000 suppliers in the industry. PartsSource partners with leading healthcare organizations to maximize medical equipment uptime and utilization through the only comprehensive managed service designed to empower clinical engineering leaders with the people, processes and technology to achieve high-performance HTM.

Why have MediMizer & PartsSource decided to partner together?

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 PartsSource.com.  This integration provides your biomed technicians with a simple, single-click access to easily find and source parts and equipment they need to repair and improve equipment uptime.

What is the Lite integration search feature and what are the key benefits it provides?

The Lite integration provides clinical engineers with easy access to the parts and services from within MediMizer’s work-order or inventory features.   By providing integration from MediMizer to PartsSource.com, your biomed department can:

How does the Lite Integration differ from the standard integration?

The Lite integration provides a simple search capability between systems without any IT or connectivity challenges.  Customers using the Lite Integration will get an immediate pathway into the search experience in PartsSource.com. The standard integration is a much more robust integration designed for enterprise customers that would like to connect the CMMS more extensively and PartsSource products.   The standard integration supports SSO (Single Sign-On) and can share additional data sets including part cost and purchasing data between systems for advanced reporting but requires additional IT resources to implement.

I understand that my PartsSource rep can help me negotiate better pricing on parts I need. What do I need to do to get this assistance?

To help ensure that you get the best possible pricing for the parts you are purchasing, MediMizer has created reports that you can send to your PartsSource rep and obtain their help negotiating the price. You can access these reports and next steps information by going to the “Parts” section and clicking on the “PartsSource” submenu.

Do I need to create a registration with PartsSource purchase products? Is this process time consuming?

Technicians can search the PartsSource.com catalog for products without registering.  However, to purchase products, technicians will need to register.  Registering with PartsSource is fast and easy.  Technicians can register with us once you click on the quick link in MediMizer or by going to the PartsSource website here: https://www.partssource.com/register. You simply insert your basic contact information and you are all set.

Does it cost anything to register with PartsSource?

No, it is completely free to register with PartsSource.

Who do I speak with if I have questions about how to register with PartsSource?

PartSource’s Customer Care team members are dedicated to providing support to our customers across a variety of help topics. You can speak to a customer care representative with questions about registering and/or our suite of products and services, by calling: 877-497-6412.

Who do I speak with at MediMizer if I have questions about this feature or if I have questions?

MediMizer’s Support department is available to answer any questions you have about this new feature. You can reach them via phone, by calling: 760-642-2008 or by emailing: Support@MediMizer.com

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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 the ability to hack medical devices.  According to United Press International, the FDA has issued five product-specific safety communications since 2015 on cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The problems were found in Abbott's implantable cardiac devices and implantable cardiac pacemakers,  Merlin's home transmitter of implanted cardiac devices, and Hospira's and Symbiq's infusion systems.

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced the release of a cybersecurity “playbook” to assist health care delivery organizations, as well as the signing of two memoranda of understanding to promote information sharing, preparedness, and response around cybersecurity risks. The book was prepared by MITRE Corporation for the FDA. The full title is “Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response Playbook.” The MOUs cover plans for the sharing and distribution of information about threats. The Department of Homeland Security is one agency that shares information with the FDA and performs simulations and post-event reviews that assist the FDA.

Part of the playbook presents exercises to help staff recognize a cyberattack in an emergency. Learning what actions to take during the cyberattack is the goal after recognition.

MediMizer Software helps the HTM community by offering full IT/HIPAA/Cybersecurity documentation for the patient 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 feedback as we develop this list. We will move our updated list online for further review. If you find any of the names inaccurate or redundant, please comment.
Life Support:
Anesthesia Machine
Apheresis System
Balloon Pump, Intra-Aortic (IABP)
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Heart-Lung Bypass Machine (Pump, Extracorporeal Perfusion)
Heart-Lung Bypass Heat Exchanger
Iron lung
Pacemaker, Cardiac External
Pump, Blood, Extraluminal (Roller Pump)
Ventilator / Respirator
Intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) machines
Suction machine
Other High Risk Equipment:
Apnea monitor for infants (24 months and under)
Dialysis Machine
ECMO Equipment
Electrosurgical Unit (Including hyfrecators)
Heat Exchanger, Heart-Lung Bypass
Monitor, Airway Pressure
Resuscitator, Infant
Warmer, Blood / Plasma
Are these High Risk?
Ablation Unit, Ultrasonic
Aerosol tent
Air Compressor
Air Flow Gauge
Angioplasty System
Aquapheresis System
Balloon Pump, Gastrointestinal
Bed Alarm
Continuous Fluid Management Renal Replacement
Cryosurgical Unit, Cardiac
Electric nerve stimulator
Gas Outlet
Heater, ECMO
Imaging Equipment
Infusion pump
Liposuction Unit
Nebulizer, Electrostatic and Ultrasonic
Oxygen Concentrator
PCCTS Work Station
Phaco and Vietretomy System
Power Supply on Life Support Device
Pressure pads and pump
Surgical Robot
Terminal Cabinet
Tourniquet, Pneumatic
Urinary Catheterization
Vacuum, Curettage System
Ventricular Assist Device Drive Console
Warmer, Radiant, Infant
Water Treatment, Reverse Osmosis
Wax Warmer
Wound Drainage Pump
Xenon Ventilation System
We have a couple more questions.
Is there any equipment that is high-risk only when used in special circumstances?
(Quadriplegic care, home care, neonate care, etc)
Are there any ventilators or anesthesia equipment that are not high-risk?
What equipment can harm staff if it fails?
Lab Equipment
Note: Iron Lung is on the list because NIH reports that they have been reintroduced for neonatal use.

All aspects including work requests, web dashboard and web work orders are running in Windows 10.  We will continue to test the new Windows 10 updates, now automatic, as they arrive.
Windows 10 simplifies the start screen that would cover your desktop.  Now you can use a small little popup or make it larger. So it can look like Windows 7 or Windows 8.
You can also run our web apps in the Edge browser.

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