Medical Equipment Management

Medical Equipment Management

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Know What to Expect When Managing Medical Equipment and Healthcare Technology in Your Organization As medical technology in clinical care becomes more complex, clinical professionals and support staff must know how to keep patients safe and equipment working in the clinical environment. Accessible to all healthcare professionals and managers, Medical Equipment Management presents an integrated approach to managing medical equipment in healthcare organizations. The book explains the underlying principles and requirements and raises awareness of what needs to be done and what questions to ask. It also provides practical advice and refers readers to appropriate legislation and guidelines. Starting from the medical equipment lifecycle, the book takes a risk-based approach to improving the way in which medical devices are acquired and managed in a clinical context. Drawing on their extensive managerial and teaching experiences, the authors explain how organizational structures and policies are set up, how funding is allocated, how people and equipment are supported, and what to do when things go wrong.The end user seeks to have equipment operating for 100% of the time it is needed, but even a nominally high figure of 98% ... Failure by the service provider to meet performance standards specified in the contract results in some form of redress to ... Variations to Contract Although most annual contracts will not require any change throughout the year and will ... tendering for equipment support contracts alone, but there is potential to seek the best combination of maintenanceanbsp;...

Title:Medical Equipment Management
Author:Keith Willson, Keith Ison, Slavik Tabakov
Publisher:CRC Press - 2013-12-07


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