Something Different On Friday

September 19, 2014

Anik Singal on the Law of Attraction and Dream boards

EVERYONE should give this some very serious thought.

CLICK HERE to view this 5 minute 5 second YouTube video.

The 4th Annual CESCM Conference

September 18, 2014

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of AHRMM Presents:
The 4th Annual Clinical Engineering and Supply Chain Management (CESCM) Conference

Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

To Be Held At:
Four Points Sheraton
910 Sheraton Drive
Mars, Pennsylvania 16046

CLICK HERE  for a map to this location.

You are invited to the 4th Annual Clinical Engineering & Supply Chain Symposium

A leading education and networking event for the healthcare clinical engineering and supply chain professionals.

This is the place to be to learn how supply chain and clinical engineering professionals fit into the new healthcare landscape. This is one of the first forums of its kind where technical and business topics are intermingled for the mutual benefit of all attendees.  Join our amazing keynote speakers to learn firsthand about the changes in our industry that will affect you and your employer in the near term. We are thrilled to have the following industry experts on hand to provide their keen insights into the changing healthcare landscape and what we can all do to prepare and thrive in these turbulent times.

Keynote and Supply Chain Management Speakers Include:
- Michael Argentieri, MS, Vice President, The ECRI Institute
- Kenneth P. DeFurio, President & CEO, Butler Health System
- Brent Johnson, Vice President Supply Chain, Intermountain Healthcare
- Mary Beth Lang, ScD, MPM, RPh, Vice President SCM Commercial Services, UPMC & HC Pharmacy Inc.
- Mark Noon, BS, MA, Major, United States Air Force (ret.), The Studer Group

Who Should Attend?
Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers of Resource and Materials Management- Clinical / Biomedical Engineering / HTM technicians, engineers and managers – Imaging / Radiology technicians, engineers and managers – Purchasing Professionals – Supply Chain Managers and Participants
Contract Administrators – Chief Financial and Resource Officers – Senior Administrators of Healthcare Organizations and Systems – Healthcare Resource and Materials Management Consultants

What Courses are Offered?
Two separate educational tracks provide a tremendous opportunity for learning …
Technical will focus on providing technical topics of general biomedical equipment, imaging and radiology equipment
Business/Supply Chain will provide hands on training and techniques designed to improve your knowledge and skills in supply chain topics
Our Keynote General Sessions bring in top leaders from across the country to discuss emerging trends in our industry.

Certificates of attendance and CEU’s will be provided for many of the classes.

What is the Cost?
This symposium is FREE of charge for the first 150 professionals to register.  In addition to the excellent hours of technical training and business skills, we will also be providing lunch and refreshment breaks during the symposium.  Immediately after the conclusion of the program registered attendees are invited to stay for light refreshments including beer and wine.  We are able to provide this tremendous educational program at no charge through generous sponsorship of key suppliers and service providers who will be exhibiting during the lunch hour in the ballroom.

CLICK HERE for Conference Details.

CLICK HERE for Keynote Speakers Page one.

CLICK HERE for Keynote Speakers Page Two.

CLICK HERE to visit The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of AHRMM Website Homepage.

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of AHRMM is an independent chapter of the national
Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management.

CMS Ruling On Maintenance Activities

September 17, 2014

Washington State Biomed Association
Meeting Presentation Video Replay

Ben Roberts from the University of Washington Scientific Instruments discusses the latest ruling by CMS regarding maintenance activities on medical devices.  This presentation was delivered on February 26, 2014 at Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah Washington.

CLICK HERE to view this 25 minute 14 second Vimeo video.

Benchmarking Solutions — HTM

September 16, 2014

FREE Online Demonstration:

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:00 pm Eastern

A popular web-based tool designed to help clinical engineering departments measure their budgets, personnel, practices, and policies against similar departments at other facilities.

This comprehensive resource includes an online survey featuring nearly 75 benchmarking and best practice measurements; plus a powerful, easy-to-use tool to help CE departments analyze benchmarking data.

What is benchmarked?

Developed by clinical engineering experts, this tool provides detailed benchmarking information on all the important topics:
- Budgeting levels for maintenance, office expense, training, computers/software, and more
- Staffing levels allocated to management, repair, and other responsibilities
- Cost of maintenance contracts
- Hours spent on maintenance and repair
- Personnel qualifications and responsibilities
- Reporting structures
- Number of devices maintained by a CE program
- Percentage of scheduled inspections that identify a need for corrective maintenance

Join two of AAMI’s Healthcare Technology Experts, Matt Baretich and Frank Painter, for this free online demonstration.

CLICK HERE for additional information.

CLICK HERE to register online for this FREE demonstration.

TechNation’s Webinar Wednesday September 17th

September 15, 2014

The Five Most Common Pulse Oximetry Testing Myths

FREE Webinar:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm Eastern

Most equipment technicians know the importance of testing to verify the performance of pulse oximeters, but few understand the technology behind the measurements and how calibration references are derived. Andrew will address the five most common myths associated with pulse oximetry testing.

Highlights include:
• The basics of pulse oximetry testing
• How calibration references are derived
• Key differences between a functional tester and a simulator
• How to accurately perform measurements

The 75 minute webinar will feature:

Andrew Clay of Fluke Biomedical

CLICK HERE to register online.

Something Additional On Friday

September 12, 2014

“Extreme” Solar Storm Streaking Towards Earth

Last Updated Sep 11, 2014 7:20 PM EDT

“There’s been a giant magnetic explosion on the sun,” Tom Berger, Director of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado said. “Because it’s pointed right at us, we’ll at least catch some of the cloud” of highly energized and magnetized plasma that can disrupt Earth’s magnetic sphere, which sometimes leads to temporary power grid problems.

CLICK HERE to read the entire online
CBS News article and view the video.

Something Different On Friday

September 12, 2014

Who is Jennifer Bricker?

She is the sister of gymnast Dominique Moceanu.  Jennifer was born without legs and was placed up for adoption by her parents.

CLICK HERE to watch this 4 minute 54 second YouTube video.




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