10 CMMS & Data Sessions to Attend at AAMI

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10 CMMS & Data Sessions to Attend at AAMI

The AAMI Conference and Expo brings together the largest group of HTM professionals in the U.S. The conference is highlighted by numerous educational sessions in several different formats, covering a wide range of topics that pertain to the HTM industry.

 

With so many sessions to choose from, it may be difficult to decide which ones to attend.  To help, we made a list of our top 10 list of sessions related to that we are most looking forward to at AAMI.

Session are listed in chronological order from Saturday – Monday.

ACCE Clinical Engineering Symposium - Impact of MDI on Medical Device Assessment & Acquisition

Saturday, June 4

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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The format of the symposium will be a series of themes that will be presented and discussed by a panel of speakers. Topics may include: privacy and security of patient data, training and competencies for biomed support, training and competencies for clinical staff, human factors, hospital infrastructure, clinical workflows, software support contracts, life-cycle costs, and more.[/ultimate_modal]

Case Studies in Optimizing Medical Equipment Service Costs

Saturday, June 4

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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Simultaneously controlling medical equipment service costs, keeping up the quality of service, and maintaining patient safety is a major challenge for healthcare technology management (HTM) managers these days. These three factors need to be matched to the facility’s needs and should be used to provide safe and reliable equipment for patient use. Traditionally, cost of service ratio (COSR) has been used as a measure to assess medical equipment service costs. This session will present an analysis of the case studies from different HTM programs using actual COSR for different categories of devices that utilize a combination of service methods, such as original equipment manufacturer service, third-party service, and in-house HTM service. Patient safety data and customer satisfaction surveys will also be reviewed to show how a correlation can be formed between quality of service, medical equipment service costs, and patient safety.The format of the symposium will be a series of themes that will be presented and discussed by a panel of speakers. Topics may include: privacy and security of patient data, training and competencies for biomed support, training and competencies for clinical staff, human factors, hospital infrastructure, clinical workflows, software support contracts, life-cycle costs, and more.

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CMMS Data Guardians: It Takes a Team to Get Good Data

Saturday, June 4

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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The province of British Columbia has spent numerous years implementing a common computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) program for 350 users covering seven health authorities. This session will use our experience as a case study to highlight the importance of a CMMS as the nucleus for healthcare technology management operations. Our discussion will focus on how to successfully implement a CMMS including the amalgamation of data from disparate databases, standardizing business processes, setting up a governance structure, and other lessons learned. Our aim is to have attendees take home nuggets from our experience that they

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AAMI HTM Benchmarking: Learn What's New and How to Strengthen your CE Program

Sunday, June 5

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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How can you use benchmarking data to strengthen your department and help your employer? Come to this interactive session to learn the answer and find out how AAMI’s new benchmarking platform features will help you make the most of quantitative benchmarking data and qualitative best practices. Hear practical examples of how others have used benchmarking data to justify new positions and policies, improve practices, and strengthen their CE programs. Whether you are a benchmarking novice or pro, you will gain insightful benchmarking guidance to take home.

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An RCM-based Solution to the ``Great Debate about PM``

Sunday, June 5

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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In December 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a clarification memo in which they restated their expectations about how healthcare facilities should maintain their equipment. Following some further modifications by CMS in 2013, and a corresponding revision of their standards by The Joint Commission, this change has caused a significant increase in planned maintenance (PM) workloads. Subsequent discussions between CMS and representatives of the healthcare technology management (HTM) community have highlighted the widespread poor understanding of the basic relationships between planned maintenance and patient safety. As a result of their frustration with this endless debate about what equipment PM does and doesn’t do, several members of the HTM community have formed an ad hoc maintenance practices task force with a goal of putting this longstanding “great debate about PM” to rest once and for all. In early 2015, AAMI agreed to lend its support to the task force’s project. The session will provide a progress report on this important project.

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When is it Time to Replace versus Repair?

Sunday, June 5

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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This presentation examines the life cycle of medical equipment, and hemodialysis equipment in particular. All relevant information is documented in our database software. Thirty-five different types of repairs are categorized and evaluated on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to understand trends and outliers. Mean time between failure is calculated based on hours and number of repairs. Second year data is compared to first year data, and third year data is compared to first plus second year data. Repairs that may originate on the operational or clinical side are referred to nursing education. Equipment failures require biomed to proactively address repairs.

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The Joint Commission Update

Monday, June 6

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

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George Mills will provide the latest information on Joint Commission activities, discuss future plans for the organization, and explain how these activities and plans will impact your healthcare facility. You will learn how best to prepare for a Joint Commission inspection survey.

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The Joint Commission Q&A with George Mills

Monday, June 6

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Don’t miss the opportunity to ask questions of George Mills of The Joint Commission! The entire session will be devoted to questions and answers you have. This direct access to The Joint Commission continues to be a highlight of the AAMI Annual Conference.

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How to Assess and Centralize Clinical Engineering Operations

Monday, June 6

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Learn how Intermountain Healthcare performed a comprehensive assessment of current equipment service delivery models, organizational and staffing structures, and financial/ budgeting practices to implement and recommended performance improvement strategies. The end result included key strategic initiatives to help Intermountain Healthcare enhance the existing program, while helping to achieve or maintain quality service and to reach financial and efficiency goals.

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Driving the Value of the Clinical Engineering Department: Leveraging the Unmined Information

Monday, June 6

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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Healthcare technology management (HTM), process improvement, and business intelligence, if properly used, can drive the value of the clinical engineering department and gain the attention of the C-suite. Clinical engineering is the only department in the hospital that has all the critical information required for effective life cycle management of medical devices. Leveraging unmined information with proper business intelligence tools can and will provide guidance in defining the processes that result in improved efficiency and a safer environment of care for both patients and clinicians. Refining and improving your business processes can not only drive the value of your department but can also allow you to save on both human and financial resources that can be reallocated elsewhere. The scope of HTM, clinical engineering, or the biomed department is far-reaching and impacts standardization, clinical efficiency, clinical education, risk management, quality, and cost of medical equipment and systems.

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Session Information was provided by AAMI from their Expanded Program.  For more information about the 2016 AAMI Conference and Expo visit their website.

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