MD Expo – 6 Can’t Miss HTM Sessions

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MD Expo - 6 Can't Miss HTM Sessions

Twice a year, the HTM community gathers at the MD Expo for a one-of-a-kind, intimate conference.  Attendees from around the country meet for this three day event to network with peers, visit the exhibit hall, and learn from industry-leading speakers about the hottest topics in HTM, compliance, IT, management, and equipment service.

In this list, we highlight the can’t miss sessions related to HTM and CMMS.

Sessions are listed in chronological order from Tuesday – Thursday.

Biomed to Hybrid HTM Service Professional - Are you prepared for the leap?

Wednesday, October 5

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

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This session will speak to the current and evolving role of the HTM service professional’s transformation as the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the health care environment of Integrated Systems Management (ISM) impact it.

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Digging Deep: Tips for Identifying HTM Program Deficiencies and Their Remediation

Wednesday, October 5

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

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Often encountered but rarely talked about, this session addresses the issue of joining a HTM program that appears fine on the surface but has numerous unforeseen problems.  This session will pull information from various case studies of difficult situations and how individuals handled and ultimately overcame them.  Tactics and methods to handle difficult individuals will be reviewed with emphasis on the GROW coaching model and how to turn a negative situation into a positive.  Attendees, both frontline staff and managers, will have opportunities to discuss their personal experiences, identifying issues they have encountered and remediated.

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Challenges of Implementing Biomedical Equipment into an Information Technology Environment

Wednesday, October 5

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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This presentation will address the importance of understanding IT issues and how they relate to biomedical equipment, proper installation considerations and how to communicate effectively with IT professionals.  Adapting to a changing environment where simple devices are now network dependent to function properly and issues related to required remote access can be a challenge.  These challenges and installation of medical equipment requiring a network to function and different types of network configurations will be addressed.

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Joint Commission Healthcare Environment Update

Thursday, October 6

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

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This session will provide an update on the most scored Joint Commission standards with relevance to the biomedical engineer.  Recommendations and examples of compliance with the standard requirements will be presented.  The Joint Commission Project Refresh will be introduced.

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Practical Approach on How to Comply with the Revised Equipment Management Standards Issued by CMS and TJC

Thursday, October 6

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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CMS has published a revised Interpretive Guidelines of the Conditions of Participations (CoPs) on maintenance of medical and facility equipment.  This CMS action requires accreditation organizations such as TJC – to revise their accreditation standards to follow manufacturers’ recommendations for medical equipment that are considered lasers, imaging/radiologic, and for which is not enough maintenance history has been accumulated.  Other types of equipment can be included in an Alternative Equipment Management (AEM) program, but the hospital must evaluate the safety and effectiveness of its maintenance strategies and activities to support inclusion.  This course provides methodologies to fulfill those requirements and discusses the results achieved with these methodologies.

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Data-Driven Decision Making

Thursday, October 6

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

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This presentation will peel away some of the mystery surrounding terms like predictive analytics, machine learning, and data mining.  Through real-world examples (including clinical, operations, as well as business problems), the presenter will demonstrate common analytic methods used to convert raw data into decisions.  Using common tools such as Excel, Tableau, Qlik, and XLMiner, he will walk the audience through the process, starting with data collection and ending with a predictive model.

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