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EBME Expo 2024 - Exclusive interview with Idox: Could asset tracking help the NHS?

EBME Expo recently explored the challenges around medical technology management and high on the agenda was the need to improve asset tracking of valuable MedTech assets – particularly in view of care in the community and the expansion of the virtual ward. The Clinical Services Journal invited comment from top experts at EBME Expo 2024, and Esther Coleman, Senior Product Manager, at Idox, highlighted the potential for tracking software, both within the hospital setting and out in the community, to address some of the NHS’s key challenges.

EBME Expo 2024 - Exclusive interview with Erbe: ensuring vital uptime of medical equipment

EBME Expo recently highlighted the latest MedTech innovation, as well as the challenges around medical technology management. The Clinical Services Journal interviewed top experts at EBME Expo 2024, to gain their insights into hot topics such as reducing the risk of downtime of vital equipment at a time when the NHS is battling record waiting lists and facing staff shortages.

EBME Expo 2024 - Exclusive interview with Dräger: the importance of connectivity

EBME Expo recently highlighted the latest MedTech innovation, as well as the challenges and barriers to adoption. The Clinical Services Journal interviewed top experts at EBME Expo 2024, to gain their insights into hot topics such as connectivity and interoperability, artificial intelligence, cyber security and sustainability – all of which are vital to driving improvement in the NHS.

Exclusive interview with EBME Chair: calls to increase investment in clinical engineering

The Clinical Services Journal recently interviewed top experts at EBME Expo 2024, to gain their insights into the challenges, opportunities and innovation in clinical engineering – from cyber security threats and challenges around connectivity, to staff shortages and sustainability.

Why managing NHS waiting lists is about safety, not just numbers

Safely managing waiting lists has become an intricate balance for healthcare professionals as they strive to meet targets, and to also identify and act for all of those who are most-in-need, says Dr. Mark Ratnarajah, practising paediatrician and UK managing director for C2-Ai.

IDSc 2023: ensuring patient safety and meeting sustainability goals

Lisa Merryweather, Field Sales Manager, Bolton Surgical, speaks to CSJ about the importance of implementing effective preventative maintenance strategies to ensure the quality and safety of instrumentation and medical devices, such as endoscopes, while striving to meet sustainability goals.

IDSc 2023: preventing the risk of infection in ultrasound

Ellie Wishart, Senior Medical Affairs Manager, Nanosonics, speaks to CSJ about the importance of effective decontamination of ultrasound probes to prevent the risk of infection.

Interview with IDSc’s National Chairman: the way forward for decontamination

Trevor Garcia, IDSc’s National Chairman, spoke to CSJ at the IDSc 2023 conference exhibition about the way forward for the decontamination sector. He highlighted the importance of ensuring the profession has a clear career pathway, and the need for action to ensure the future of the sector is secured, by attracting the next generation of decontamination scientists into the profession.

IDSc 2023: The importance of a circular economy

The importance of a circular economy and the opportunities to increase the reuse of surgical instruments and medical devices were high on the agenda at IDSc 2023. Clinical Services Journal spoke to Daniel Coole, Managing Director at Surgical Holdings, to find out how this can be achieved.

Training & investment key to safer care

Dr. John Sandham responds to the findings of the HSIB’s report on access to critical patient information at the bedside. Leadership, training and investment in up-to-date technology are key to driving improvement, he argues...

The importance of inclusive leadership

Dr. Navina Evans highlights the need for inclusive leadership, to support our diverse NHS and calls for leaders to “speak up” and emphasises the need to listen...

Putting patient safety first: the challenges

Louise Frampton, Editor of The Clinical Services Journal, says that staff can be empowered to drive improvement in patient safety, but first we need to understand the barriers.

Calls to improve decontamination of ultrasound probes

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) annual conference attracted a host of top speakers at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to discuss how we can reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Decontamination “must be at the forefront” of medical device innovation

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) recently hosted its first face-to-face annual conference since the pandemic, bringing together a host of top decontamination experts at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to discuss the latest hot topics.

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