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The central equipment pool, an opportunity for improved technology management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10868263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A model for a central equipment pool managed by a clinical engineering department has been presented. The advantages to patient care and to the clinical engineering department are many. The distribution of portable technology that has been traditionally managed by the materials management function is a logical match to the expanding role of clinical engineering departments in technology management. Accurate asset management tools have allowed us to provide reliable measures of infusion pump utilization, permitting us to predict future needs as programs expand. Thus we are more actively involved in strategic technology planning. The central equipment pool is an excellent opportunity for the clinical engineering department to increase its technology management activities.
Authors:
W M Gentles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical instrumentation & technology / Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0899-8205     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed Instrum Technol     Publication Date:    2000 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-18     Completed Date:  2000-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8905560     Medline TA:  Biomed Instrum Technol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
bill.gentles@swchsc.on.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biomedical Engineering / economics,  instrumentation,  organization & administration*
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital* / economics
Forecasting
Health Planning
Hospital Departments / economics,  organization & administration
Humans
Infusion Pumps / economics,  utilization
Inventories, Hospital / economics,  organization & administration
Maintenance and Engineering, Hospital / economics,  organization & administration
Patient Care
Technology, Medical / economics,  instrumentation,  organization & administration
Total Quality Management

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