The recent Webinar Wednesday session “Top-5 Benefits of Improved Device Effectiveness” presented by Medigate Director of Product Marketing Samuel Hill was eligible for 1 credit from the ACI. It was sponsored by Medigate.
In the webinar, Hill shared five of the most common outcomes from improving device effectiveness. Every hospital has thousands of devices that cost thousands of dollars. When one factors in the workflows needed to keep them operational and available for patient care, there is incredible pressure on getting the most from each one. Organizations can uncover critical benefits by incorporating up-to-date inventory with dynamic location and utilization metrics.
Hill provided additional insights during a question-and-answer session. One question was, “Can you specify what is medical device data?”
Hill explained that “what we’re looking at is the data that the medical device communicates about itself on the network. So, it does include some of the pieces of what it is doing, like the specific work that it is performing. But, what we’re mostly interested in is, what does the device say about itself?”
He explained that the data can be used to track equipment and that information can be used to update systems, namely the CMS, specifically in the biomed use case, with accurate data about the device itself.
He also spoke about MAC addresses and how they serve as unique device identifiers for every piece of equipment.
The webinar, including the complete Q&A session, is available for on-demand viewing at WebinarWednesday.live.
The webinar was popular. Attendees provided positive feedback in a post-webinar survey that included the question, “What do you like best about the Webinar Wednesday webinar series?”
“Getting the perspective and some best practices of different vendors, etc. on several topics,” CE Manager William D. said.
“Quick and short topics on things that help us in our jobs,” Program Manager Chad N. said.
For more information, visit WebinarWednesday.live.
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