I first heard of AAMI in 1965 when I was working for medical device company in the Greater Boston Area. The sales manager for our company had distributed a brochure for this new association... Read more
Philips recently announced a half billion-dollar fifteen-year contract with a seven-hospital WMC Health system in Valhalla, New York. The agreement aims to improve healthcare delivery servic... Read more
Customers vote with their feet when they stop using a product or a company’s services. By doing this, they send a strong message that they are unhappy. Hospital department heads sometimes vo... Read more
The AAMI Foundation has announced that they are “spearheading efforts to provide nurses and other healthcare staff with device training to ensure proper use of healthcare technology.” While... Read more
We are fortunate in the United States to have a large number of well-trained and highly dedicated BMETs who love what they do and enjoy being challenged every day. Despite the presence of so... Read more
Starting in the early 1980s, I began using and reviewing various types of medical equipment management software and have found that most of the designs lacked the kinds of features that I th... Read more
It is that time of year again when we decide what we will do to improve our lives and the lives of others. As people who manage biomedical programs, whether we hold the title of supervisor,... Read more
Effective BMETs make an effort to learn as much as possible about hospital operations. This makes them more effective and better able to integrate their work with the other hospital departme... Read more
Dear BMET, Last week we talked about your profession and the kind of department where you might want to work. After you have started working, you will have to learn your way around the hospi... Read more
Dear BMET, Congratulations, you have chosen the most rewarding career a person could possibly imagine. Your career will expose you to a wide variety of devices like lasers, X-ray, MRI, infus... Read more
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