BI&T September/October 2016

A diverse, and often fierce, assemblage of views make up the debate surrounding the servicing of medical equipment, and anticipation is mounting as various stakeholders seek to unravel the complex issue during an FDA public workshop this October. While some OEMs have been outspoken about the need for regulation, citing concerns of unqualified persons performing incorrect repairs on their equipment, in-house clinical departments and third-party vendors are quick to assert their competency in handling repairs. With so many players—both old and new—jockeying for position in the repair game, the ultimate caveat is keeping healthcare technology up and running, safely, on behalf of patients.

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