Why are we still using the calendar to determine when maintenance is required for medical devices? For over half a century, industry has had equipment and machinery that reports run time the... Read more
A few years ago I attended a seminar where I was taught to value the customer who complains because they point out where we need to improve and help us to get better. When I heard this, I as... Read more
In 1980, the Shah of Iran, former Iranian leader and one of the world’s richest men was ill in an Egyptian hospital. In an effort to provide him with the best possible medical care, the US G... Read more
Many biomedical managers claim that their most important role is to reduce repair costs, but does that really matter? A recent study of the failure of a paint spraying robot at a General Mot... Read more
According to some experts, the nation is likely to spend $100 billion to implement fully electronic health record systems (EHR). Proponents of these systems claim that the many benefits will... Read more
Recently, I read an article that had been published in The New York Times Magazine called “The Deadly Choices at Memorial.” It dealt with the agonizing decisions physicians and nurses had to... Read more
I was thinking today about some of the foolishness that took place in our hospital during theY2K scare. Many of you will remember that January 1, 2000 was the day that some predicted compute... Read more
Some primitive cultures had traditional dances that they would perform in order to achieve a specific outcome. A typical desired outcome might be rain to end a drought and assure a good crop... Read more
One of my favorite TV shows is “The Shark Tank” where candidates pitch their innovative business and product ideas to a panel of potential investors who are known as the “Sharks”. The Sharks... Read more
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