Biomeds from around the country enjoyed two free webinars during October thanks to the TechNation Webinar Wednesday series and sponsors Advanced Ultrasound Electronics (AUE) and MedEquip Biomedical.
Jim Carr of Advanced Ultrasound Electronics (AUE) provided an in-depth look at 2014 ACR ultrasound and breast ultrasound accreditation programs on Oct. 22. The 75-minute webinar examined ACR accreditation requirements.
Carr touched on the basics and more as he shared the reasons for ACR accreditation, reviewed quality control measures, provided a list of recommended assurance tasks and shared 12 recommended activities for a quality control plan. He also reviewed important tools and procedures for PMs and ACR testing.
Attendees praised the webinar in a post-webinar survey.
“This webinar covered questions and issues I have been interested in for some time. Mr. Carr did an excellent job! Please continue this series. I wish I could attend more of the series, but usually I am working. I viewed this one on my day off,” Kelly W. wrote.
“I always learn something new, so I look forward to each webinar. You choose excellent speakers that are well informed and present information clearly,” Chad J. said in his survey.
Medical Dealer Lifetime Achievement award winner Frank Magnarelli presented the webinar “How to Enlist the Support of Administrators and Department Heads to Reduce Your Hospital’s Dependence On Maintenance Agreements” on Oct. 29. This was a popular webinar with more than 150 people signing up.
He discussed the impact of technology on healthcare and hospital operations with insightful examples from the automotive industry. Magnarelli also touched on maintenance agreement pricing and how to move away from the standard “10 to 15 percent of device replacement costs” for a maintenance contract. He discussed avenues for change including self insurance, a gradual implementation of programs and annual reports.
Magnarelli also answered questions throughout his presentation and says he is available to answer questions or discuss the topic further via email at Frank39@gmail.com.
“I think Frank is awesome and I am glad he shares his knowledge accumulated over years of experience. When he talks I listen! I always have time to listen to Frank,” David S. wrote in his post-webinar survey.
“Frank is a veteran and long time clinical engineer with great ideas for saving money. Downtime is an extremely valuable tool as it is usually not deferred revenue but rather lost revenue. If a CT is down and the patient goes to hospital X for that service the surgery will probably be lost as well … along with follow up. It’s exponential,” Frank N. wrote in his survey.
A recording of the October webinars and information about upcoming webinars is available online at IAmTechNation.com/webinars/.
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