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The Fundamental Law of Databases: Garbage In = Garbage Out


The following is both an insightful and entertaining client email to Mainspring from Matthew Bruns, Business Systems Analyst for Hartford Healthcare Corporation, in response to asking him for a high-level overview of his expectations for accessing a library database of medical device manufacturers and models.

Like any card-carrying geek, I abhor anything that resembles actual work. So our conversation today is about an especially onerous task that I am stuck with, and the best way to find someone else to do it for me.

In Data Management, CMMS, biomedical engineering, clinical engineering

Mainspring Partners with PartsSource

Mainspring Healthcare Solutions is excited to announce a new partnership with PartsSource that will transform how healthcare technology management (HTM) departments manage their parts inventory. Over the last decade, the two companies have been the leading innovators in their respective markets; PartsSource with its highly automated parts procurement solution and Mainspring with its integrated equipment lifecycle management platform. The new partnership will deliver greater benefits to clients, including significantly reduced parts costs, improved staff productivity and detailed visibility into parts consumption, spending and quality.

In CMMS, PartsSource, parts procurement, inventory management

Healthcare Technology Management (HTM): The Future of Empowerment

The Future

The Biomedical Technician (BMET) field will grow by roughly 30% by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; a fact that’s openly promoted to young engineers in videos (like this one) from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). And rightly so, the healthcare industry is seeing rapid growth in new technology and—with a growth in the aging U.S. population—more demand for engineers to manage that technology.

In CMMS, HTM, Healthcare Technology Management

Purchasing CMMS: HTM Professionals Recommend What You Should Be Asking

Evaluating Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) can be a challenging process, especially when you're looking for healthcare specialization and more than basic break-fix capabilities. In TechNation magazine's article titled "Roundtable: CMMS Software", industry leaders recommend some key questions to ask when you start evaluating CMMS software.

Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Where is your department going to be in 10 years?
  2. How can CMMS impact larger hospital challenges?
  3. How comprehensive are the CMMS’ reporting and dashboards?
  4. Is the system truly an enterprise solution?

In Data Management, Capital Planning, CMMS