I began my hospital based career in 1974 and since that time, I have undergone a number of Joint Commission Surveys. The surveys were always the same. The surveyor would ask to see my main... Read more
When people tell me that they have trouble getting C-Suite permission to start new projects, I tell them: “Don’t waste time asking for permission. Just do it, because in the end, it is much... Read more
At the recent symposium of the Washington State Biomedical Society, Shane Criddle of Spacelabs spoke on the evolution of technology and its meaning for biomedical technicians. His talk was... Read more
There is an old saying that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. Undoubtedly, the AAMI committee who opted for the new name, “Healthcare Technology Management” was sincere and discuss... Read more
Something has gone very wrong with our profession when its members do not seem to have higher goals than to operate low priced repair shops. If we are to have any value, we must play a broad... Read more
A common complaint in many hospitals is that BMETs spend too much unproductive time trying to locate infusion pumps when they are due for planned maintenance. Sometimes when they finally do... Read more
“Get to the clinical side” was the sales motto of a company where I once did business. It served as a reminder to salespeople that physicians and nurses are responsible for making most of th... Read more
In his book “Straight from the Gut” Jack Welch, the former president of General Electric, wrote that the CT scanner changed the medical business from an unprofitable operation to one of GE’s... Read more
Good sales skills are among the most important qualities biomedical department managers can develop when they want to introduce new programs or expand services to other areas of the hospital... Read more
There is a new technology wave coming that might be very disruptive for biomedical engineering departments. It has been called by different names; “The Industrial Internet”, “Machine to Mach... Read more
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