ECRI Institute Webinar Clears the Air on New Hospital Equipment Maintenance Regulations

New maintenance requirements were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in December 2013. These changes impact the way hospitals must set the Inspection and Preventive Maintenance (IPM) frequency for their medical equipment. 
Hospitals are left wondering how to correctly apply and use the new technical vocabulary while complying with the updates. They must have an understanding of the updates and what  actions they’re required to take. To educate healthcare facilities about critical equipment requirements, ECRI Institute is presenting an educational web conference, “Clearing the Air on New Hospital Equipment Maintenance Regulations,” on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 pm ET.

The objectives of this webinar are to help participants:
Understand how to avoid miscommunication during CMS audits
Know how to set IPM intervals in compliance with the new regulations
Learn about a leading accrediting organization’s (DNV Healthcare) approach to applying the regulations

Speakers are Jonathan A. Gaev, MSE, CCE, HEM, PMP, business line manager for BiomedicalBenchmark at ECRI Institute; and Randall S. Snelling, chief physical environment officer at DNV Healthcare. The moderator is Jeremy Suggs, ScD, engineering manager of health devices at ECRI Institute.

This webinar is intended for clinical engineering/health technology managers and directors, clinical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, risk managers, hospital administrators, and facility managers. The interactive format of ECRI Institute’s webinar encourages participation by providing ample time to interact with the panel during the Q&A session.

Members of ECRI Institute’s Health Devices System™, Health Devices Gold™, and SELECTplus™ programs will receive this webinar at no cost as part of their membership with advance registration. Non-members can register for $249.

To learn more or to register for this webinar, visit the website or contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5889; or by e-mail at

Source: ECRI Institute