Supportability Forum Addresses Medical Device Maintenance and Repair

On November 2 and 3, a group of 30 industry leaders got together in Arlington, Virginia.  AAMI hosts (and footed a large part of the bill for) this meeting to bring manufacturers, HTM, ISOs, GPOs, regulators, and educators together to address the issues surrounding the practices of making medical equipment difficult (or expensive) to maintain for the owner of the equipment.  This is the first face-to-face meeting since the task force started at AAMI 2012 in Charlotte, NC.

More details will be forthcoming from AAMI, but in this blog, I want to recognize the outstanding manufacturers who are obviously enlightened and chose to be a part of this groundbreaking initiative.  The medical equipment manufacturers represented are:

Steris

Getinge

Medtronic

Philips

Baxter

I really want to hand it to these companies who are taking an active interest in making the active effort to evolve and do the right thing for healthcare by exploring more openness and transparency in their medical equipment life cycle service plans.

Patrick Lynch

Chief Do-Gooder

Biomeds Without Borders

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