The recent Webinar Wednesday presentation sponsored by MedWrench was a hit with viewers.
“Strategic Technology Planning – Process and Leading Practices” was also eligible for 1 credit from the ACI. Carol Davis-Smith, CCE, FACCE, AAMIF, president of Carol Davis-Smith & Associates LLC. Delivered insightful knowledge in the session.
Strategic technology planning or medical equipment capital planning is an important component of healthcare technology management. It is a complex process dependent upon all phases of the medical device life cycle and has interdependencies with other health care delivery organization strategic processes. The effective use of tools, techniques and practices directly impacts the quality and effectiveness of a multi-year capital plan.
Davis-Smith clarified what strategic technology planning is and is not. She reviewed the process and the supporting resources and explored how HTM professionals can initiate or enhance the strategic technology planning process within their organization.
In a post-webinar survey, attendees were asked “How useful was the information presented in today’s webinar?”
“Today’s webinar was very informative and well put together. Information was useful and the idea of strategic planning is very applicable to many biomeds and CEs,” said Biomedical Engineer T. Wade.
“I found this webinar very helpful. I am new to leadership and we had been trying to achieve these relationships spoken about in this webinar. The information got me even more motivated and excited to start up the conversations again,” Biomed Supervisor C. Haschke said.
“It was good to see how others manage their strategic technology planning, so that we can compare what each one does well and where we can also improve on our planning techniques,” Biomedical Engineer D. Nitinthon said.
“As a BMET1, it is a bit beyond my current assignments. However, it is always good to see the big picture. It was nice to see the options to consider when creating a strategy,” said D. Minke, BMET I.
“Exceptionally good information. Well-organized slides that were fantastic. This very much encapsulated how strategic planning should be done. I was quite impressed with the scoring system and the process vs. list. I would love to see the presentation again to absorb more information that it provided,” said K. Hutton, principal.
“This was probably the most useful Webinar Wednesday I’ve attended yet. I can see how the information presented could be overwhelming for younger technicians, but I found it very informative and comprehensive,” shared Director Biomedical Engineering E. Oates.
“Carol did a great job covering pertinent areas of strategic technology planning and the long-term importance of doing it effectively, especially as more medical devices become integrated into electronic medical records,” said Senior BMET D. Duck.
“Very useful. We are looking to improve our capital equipment planning strategy, and the content of this presentation will be helpful for our organization during this process improvement initiative,” Clinical Engineer M. Kopecki said.
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