Selecting new medical equipment can be a difficult process for many hospitals. There are multiple departments involved and each feels that their needs must be satisfied. In order to keep own... 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
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
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
I think back nostalgically to the days before large scale integrated circuits and transistors when all electronic devices were analog and used vacuum tubes. 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
If you want your hospital to reduce its dependence on maintenance agreements, a simple first step is to use a maintenance insurance program. When managed properly, these programs can save ho... Read more
Many biomedical departments claim that they can save their hospital money by servicing devices at a lower cost than the manufacturer. From an intuitive perspective, this is probably true. If... Read more
Because all industries have become heavily reliant on technology, the temporary loss of any device usually results in disrupted productivity and services with a simultaneous loss in income.... Read more
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