Workshop: Medical Imaging Modalities Introduction for Managers and Biomedical Engineers

Dale Cover, President and Chief Operating Officer, Radiological Service Training Institute

Dale Cover, President and Chief Operating Officer, Radiological Service Training Institute

Sun. April 9: 2:30-4 pm

This presentation will explore the various imaging systems used in today’s medical imaging field. Basic operational principles, major subsystems, use and primary maintenance issues for each imaging modality will be the focus of this discussion. At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the medical imaging systems in their facilities and how they affect patient outcomes and hospital operations.

Workshop: Business Body Language – How to See the Real Message

Manny Roman, Business Operations Manager, AMSP

Manny Roman, Business Operations Manager, AMSP

Sun. April 9: 2:30-4 pm

Attendees will be made aware of the nonverbal cues that everyone exhibits during communication and will be able to better understand what every body is actually saying.

The BMET/Imaging Split Within the Civilian Sector: Why it’s there, and how to bridge the gap?

Robert C. Bell, Director of Education, Tri-Imaging Solutions and John Drew, VP of Operations, Tri-Imaging Solutions

Robert C. Bell, Director of Education, Tri-Imaging Solutions and John Drew, VP of Operations, Tri-Imaging Solutions

Mon. April 10: 11:30am-12:45pm

Topics will be comparisons of the current divided workforce to establish educational, certification and real-world applications. Bell will share his perspective from the military – where BMETs are responsible for everything (medical, imaging, dental), and the flexibility, cost savings for the organization, and personal growth opportunities that can truly empower the technician who is stuck on one side of the fence and would like to become both. In the long term, this could push the field toward more cross-trained and valuable techs, as well as provide hospitals flexibility when hiring by looking at core qualifications, and be able to do more with less.

Maximizing Efficiencies and Saving Money = First Time Fix

Jim Rickner, National Training Director, Conquest Imaging

Jim Rickner, National Training Director, Conquest Imaging

Mon. April 10: 8-9:15am

This presentation will take the biomed through a proven process for a first-time fix. Since this process was implemented, our service engineers have maintained a first-time fix rate of 90 percent. Repairing the biomedical diagnostic system on the first encounter:

  1. Using PMs
  2. Interviewing the End-User
  3. Homework

Ventilator Maintenance for the Beginner to the Specialist

Dustin Telford, earthMed Director of Clinical Engineering

Dustin Telford, earthMed Director of Clinical Engineering

Mon. April 10: 11:30am-12:45pm

Attendees will develop and enhance troubleshooting and corrective maintenance skills after walking through mechanical ventilation theory and advancements. During the first third of the presentation, participants will learn about mechanical ventilation and terminology. The remaining portion of the session will focus on tools of the trade to include troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, and advanced ventilator technologies.

Introduction to Servicing the Sterrad NX Scope Reprocessor

Neil Blagman, Product Engineer, RPI

Neil Blagman, Product Engineer, RPI

Mon. April 10: 9:45-11am

This course will provide an overview of the operation of the Sterrad NX, providing attendees with knowledge of how this machine functions. The presenter will also provide an introduction to the servicing of the Sterrad NX, including planned maintenance, troubleshooting, and information about key parts and assemblies.

Emerging Trends in Healthcare Technology Management

Jennifer Jackson, Director of Clinical Engineering & Device Integration, Cedars Sinai Health System

Jennifer Jackson, Director of Clinical Engineering & Device Integration, Cedars Sinai Health System

Mon. April 10: 9:45-11am

The objective of this session is to highlight some of the emerging healthcare technology trends and how healthcare technology teams can influence the evaluation and implementation of these systems. Examples will span the clinical enterprise, from the outpatient clinic setting to the ORs and everything in between.

Developing Deployment Competencies for HTM Services in Mergers and Acquisitions

Perry Kirwan, Vice President - Technology Management, Banner HealthWrite here...

Perry Kirwan, Vice President - Technology Management, Banner HealthWrite here...

Mon. April 10: 8-9:15am

In a rapidly consolidating health care market, HTM professionals are being asked to develop new competencies as a result of merger and acquisitions activities. Being able to rapidly stand-up an established HTM program in new environments is a necessity for organizations looking to take advantage of scale and to quickly implement the cost and quality benefits that an HTM program can bring. HTM professionals have the tools to do this. In this course, attendees will learn to plan the work and work the plan to accomplish the tasks and goals at hand.

Considering All Service Options for Imaging Equipment: A Technology Managers Playbook

Dustin Telford, earthMed Director of Clinical Engineering

Dustin Telford, earthMed Director of Clinical Engineering

Tues. April 11: 9:45-11am

Attendees will review methods to plan and project cost-saving measures in imaging equipment services. Weighing options of OEM, ISO/MVS, and in-house technical and clinical support of imaging equipment, the presentation will prepare attendees to recommend and direct service offerings with safety, timeliness, and cost in mind.

Compliance Does Mean Following the OEM Recommendations; Patient Safety is Our First Priority

Dustin Telford, earthMed Director of Clinical Engineering

Dustin Telford, earthMed Director of Clinical Engineering

Tues. April 11: 11:15am-12:30pm

Session attendees will learn and discuss methods to exceed the manufacturer recommendations when patient safety is the primary focus. While complying with standards, regulations, and accreditation are a foundation for a strong medical equipment management plan; healthcare technology management professionals will learn ways to go beyond the basics.

Comparing Compliance Requirements: TJC, DNV, HFAP

Tobey Clark, Director, Technical Services Partnership, University of Vermont

Tobey Clark, Director, Technical Services Partnership, University of Vermont

Mon. April 10: 9:45-11am

Significant changes have taken place in the CMS regulatory requirements for medical equipment over the past five years. Contracted accreditation programs such as TJC, DNV and HFAP have adopted these requirements. Although the base regulatory requirements have to be implemented, each accreditation agency approaches medical equipment management differently. For example, DNV is based on ISO 9000 and has a strong emphasis on test equipment calibration and measures to take if test equipment has not been calibrated. This course will cover the CMS regulations and provide crosswalks between the varying accreditations agencies. Measures to meet the guidelines of CMS and the accreditation groups will be presented in an interactive discussion.

CBET Review

David Scott, CABMET Certification Study Group Organizer, Children’s Hospital Colorado

David Scott, CABMET Certification Study Group Organizer, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Sun. April 9: 9am-4:30pm

For more than a decade, the CABMET Certification Study Group has helped over 1,500 HTM professionals obtain their certification. Members of this group have had a high pass rate. Several members of this group have received the “highest scores” on the test. Now, MD Expo is proud to have David Scott from the CABMET Certification Study Group present a one-day interactive review session to help attendees brush up for the CBET test. This review will cover all aspects of the test and provide a head start to passing the CBET test.

Workshop: Cybersecurity and Integrated Systems Management Assessment Strategies 101 – A Panel Discussion

Inhel Rekik, Clinical Engineering Manager, Georgetown University Hospital Priyanka Upendra, Compliance Manager, Intermountain Healthcare, Benjamin Larson, Informatics Specialist, Atlantic Health System Greg Scott, Director of Integrated Systems Management, Renovo Solutions

Inhel Rekik, Clinical Engineering Manager, Georgetown University Hospital

Priyanka Upendra, Compliance Manager, Intermountain Healthcare,

Benjamin Larson, Informatics Specialist, Atlantic Health System

Greg Scott, Director of Integrated Systems Management, Renovo Solutions

Sun. April 9: 1 pm

This session will explore, through the experiences of a subject matter expert panel, the phases of medical equipment cybersecurity and integrated systems management assessment, strategy development and their resulting implementations with focus on the successes and lessons learned.

Women in Healthcare Technology Management

Jennifer Jackson, Clinical Engineering & Device Integration Director, Cedars-Sinai Health System and Izabella Gieras, Director, Clinical Technology, Huntington Hospital

Jennifer Jackson, Clinical Engineering & Device Integration Director, Cedars-Sinai Health System and Izabella Gieras, Director, Clinical Technology, Huntington Hospital

Mon. April 10: 11:30am-12:45pm

Men have traditionally dominated the field of engineering. Over the past 20 years, more women have entered the field, especially in the Healthcare Technology Management arena. The presenters will provide a historical overview of women in engineering, share their own experiences in the field as well as highlight other successful women in the field and their contributions.

Transforming the Healthcare Supply Chain with UDI-compliant Ultra High Frequency RFID Technology

Lana Makhanik, COO, VUEMED

Lana Makhanik, COO, VUEMED

Tues. April 11: 11:15am-12:30pm

Many in the health care industry initially reacted negatively to the FDA’s Unique Device Identifier (UDI) regulation, seeing it as a nuisance. These views are shifting as device manufacturers and hospitals are realizing the enormous benefits that are emerging from this mandate, specifically in the areas of patient care/safety and clinical outcomes, as well as operational efficiency, cost savings and revenue capture. This presentation will provide detailed information about what exactly the FDA is mandating and how the regulation works. It will highlight the ways that many prominent suppliers and providers are implementing this regulation using cutting-edge Ultra High Frequency (UHF) passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, a solution that is hands-free and cabinet-free.

To Regulate or Not? Perspectives on FDA Regulation of Non-OEM Service

David Anbari, VP and General Manager, Mobile Instrument Service and Repair

David Anbari, VP and General Manager, Mobile Instrument Service and Repair

Mon. April 10: 11:30am-12:45pm

The FDA is considering oversight for services performed by entities other than the OEM on an FDA-regulated reusable medical device. While it is impossible to predict the specific outcome from the FDA’s research, there are a fairly discrete number of options and each requires some level of preparation. This session will provide an overview of the situation, OEM and non-OEM perspectives, and suggested action items for HTM professionals.

The Customers Is Always Right! Right? – Understanding Your Customers Expectations

Alan Moretti, Vice President, Renovo Solutions

Alan Moretti, Vice President, Renovo Solutions

Mon. April 10: 9:45-11am

A legacy challenge in the HTM service industry has been the “disconnect” between the designed “equipment service plan” of the in-house or outsourced service provider and its true deliverability in supporting and meeting the clinical customer’s business expectations. This session will explore, through a combination of lecture and role playing scenarios, the techniques and methods that will empower, through knowledge to the HTM service professional, the ability to have peer-to-peer customer conversations that can establish a high-comfort level of understanding and trust.

Rapid Process Improvement of Project Planning & Coordination

George Scarlatis, Biomedical Engineer VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System

George Scarlatis, Biomedical Engineer VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System

Mon. April 10: 8-9:15am

This presentation will describe lean performance philosophy and methodology along with a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW). It will also present a case study of an RPIW for the hospital’s project planning and coordination process along with:

  • Describe reasons for action
  • Evaluate the original process
  • Identify the inefficiencies of the original process through gap analysis
  • Propose process improvements to reduce or eliminate the inefficiencies and achieve the target state
  • List countermeasures/solution approach
  • Describe implementation efforts and progress to date on the completion plan