Thursday, December 10
Essentials of Networking for the Biomedical Engineer
David Myers, Senior Technology Manager, Spacelabs Healthcare
Almost every medical device is connected to some kind of network. This course provides the details every biomedical engineer can use for any device on a private or integrated network within the hospital ecosystem. These principles will help any biomed effectively engage hospital IT and vendors before, after and throughout the life cycle of medical devices.
Who Moved My Capital? Strategic Technology Planning in the Shadows of a Pandemic
Carol Davis-Smith, Carol Davis-Smith & Associates LLC
In this session, we will quickly clarify what strategic technology planning is and is not by reviewing the process steps. We will then pivot and explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has or could impact strategic technology planning going forward – clinically and financially as well as technically. Throughout the session, we will highlight how HTM professionals can initiate or enhance the strategic technology planning process within their organization.
Servicing the Tuttnauer “E” Series Sterilizers
Chris Jacobs, Product Engineer, RPI
This presentation will help attendees understand the theory of operation of the Tuttnauer electronic controlled sterilizers, perform a basic PM on the machines and become familiar with all of the critical components of the machine. Students will also learn key service tips and techniques, as well as understand how to calibrate these machines.
Key Considerations When Choosing a New CMMS Platform
Heidi Horn, VP, Global Enablement-Healthcare, and Kyle Holetz, Solution Consultant, Nuvolo
This presentation will discuss the most important criteria when deciding on a new CMMS platform. Details will be provided to help HTM professionals with specific guidelines to assess different CMMS solutions that best meet their long-term business requirements and goals for process improvements. These will include the following:
- Aligning your business needs (i.e. asset onboarding, AEM schedules, cybersecurity, vendor contract management)
- Requirements for reporting and analytics (Regulatory compliance, inventory management, purchasing decisions)
- Flexibility for customization and integration (purchase orders for parts, vendor invoicing, capital equipment purchases)