Just as the tools of an artisan are sacrosanct to his trade; well kept, pruned, cleaned, polished, and sharpened -so also must the equipment of the health professional be. Why? How?, and for what reasons? This article tells you all you need to know.
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Here, we explain what organizations should look for in reliable biomedical technicians, and why it is critical to have one sitting in the next office or immediately available on speed dial.
Whether you are starting up a new urgent care or looking to acquire and expand your footprint, here is what you need to know to keep your urgent care facility running smoothly, offer the best patient care, and keep up with daily compliance.
A missing device, a miscalibrated machine, a malfunctioning instrument, can be extremely disruptive to a tightly scheduled and planned day within a healthcare center. These events, often unanticipated and unplanned for, will inflict chaos into the day and force providers to move patients, reschedule appointments, or even refer out their patients in emergency situations.
Each month nurses also waste time trying to find the equipment they are looking for. The nursing staff spends 1 week per month on average to look for equipment that disappears from the facilities.
There are a variety of protocols and guidelines for reopening a healthcare facility. These are put in place to make sure the facility is in good standing for the health of patients and the facilities’ accreditation. This year, guidelines are even more rigorous due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Urgent care accreditation is often recommended, and even required, by many stakeholders, including payers. If you are weighing the benefits of accreditation, this article explains why it will be a valuable investment and how best to go about the process.
UptimeHealth to provide free compliance software to Urgent Care Association Certified and Accredited members
In collaboration with the Urgent Care Association (UCA), UptimeHealth will provide UCA accredited or certified members with free compliance software in a joint effort to advance the urgent care industry and improve the quality of patient care.
But what about the technician and equipment service industry? What new enabling technologies are they adopting in this new normal? Obviously, many repairs and maintenance events require a service technician to be on-site, however, there are times when a service technician could diagnose and repair equipment issues by talking the end-user through a few troubleshooting steps.
Every time I would see an urgent care clinic in my local community, I always believed that all urgent care centers were similar – – but they are not. Although there are requirements each urgent care must meet to be considered…