There have been many attempts to develop methods to calculate when to replace medical devices. Many of them use some type of formula based on a percentage of repair costs vs. replacement cos... Read more
Many medical innovations can be attributed to war and the demands to keep soldiers healthy or restore them to active and productive lives. According to a recent TV news article, improvements... Read more
Last week I wrote about how in-house biomedical programs will be expected to do more with less as their hospitals face the challenges of the Affordable Care Act. I discussed taking action to... Read more
Today, as hospitals face the challenges of the Affordable Care Act, we are all under pressure to do more with less. This increases the demands on hospital based biomedical engineering progra... Read more
When I talk to people in our profession about their hospital based information technology programs, (IT) they start by telling me stories about how the IT people know nothing about patient c... Read more
Good managers should never forget that their success is due to the hard work and dedication of each department member. If they grow, your department grows, and you grow. BMETS particularly,... Read more
History has taught us that that Baby Boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964, has had a major impact on all aspects of our lives. There is no reason to expect a similar impact as the “... Read more
In September of 1997 Apple Computer began their “Think Different” ad campaign that celebrated historical and contemporary persons who had dared to think differently and because they were wil... Read more
“Senior leaders know they have succeeded in building an organization when they are the dumbest people in the room. If they have all the answers (or act like they do it guarantees organizatio... Read more
AAMI is suggesting that we adopt the new name of “Healthcare Technology Management” to encompass our overall profession and create a unified vision for the future. Read more
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