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3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Radiology Equipment Utilization

Pramod Sridharamurthy
Feb 28, 2020

Most healthcare imaging facilities are not able to report metrics on their diagnostics equipment usage. From my discussions with healthcare leaders, there seems to be a common thread unifying their concern – identifying and isolating bottlenecks that are deterring optimal utilization of the big iron machines.

Despite an array of monitoring systems from CMMS to EVMs, there are wide-ranging areas of pain points that are yet to be addressed, including optimal shift operations, profiling scheduling patterns, and segmenting examination throughput.

Who Owns the Data – Part 3

Puneet Pandit
Jul 05, 2019

In Part 1 of this blog series, I set the stage on the debate on who owns the machine data generated by medical devices such as CT, MRI, and so on. In Part 2 of this blog, I outlined an approach and my perspective on how this debate is being resolved between Providers and OEMs. 

Who Owns the Data – Part 2

Puneet Pandit
May 16, 2019

In Part 1 of this blog series, I set the stage to understand who owns the machine data generated by medical devices such as CT, MRI, and so on. We also discussed how the restrictions on device data evolved over time and the implications on healthcare providers’ maintenance programs.

How Investing in Environmental Monitoring Can Save You Time, Money and Headaches

Pawan Jheeta
Sep 20, 2018

In part one of this blog series, I introduced the Glassbeam EVM (Environmental Variable Monitoring) solution and explained the importance of using the EVM solution to collect environmental telemetry data such as compressor power, water inlet and outlet temperature, room humidity, and temperature readings every few seconds.

How Monitoring Environmental Factors Can Optimize Medical Equipment Performance

Pawan Jheeta
Aug 28, 2018

Factors like humidity, room or tube temperature, and equipment water flow impact medical device performance more than you may realize.  

Remote maintenance of escalators and elevators using log analytics

VIJAY VASUDEVAN
Feb 27, 2015

Every machine produces logs. Even those escalators and elevators at your favorite mall or office space. Here’s what will happen next. Those escalators will talk to a forecaster sitting at a remote location,and transmit data that will be tremendously valuable for their own maintenance.

But what messages are they transmitting? What’s the objective?

Typical messages that are getting collected include information on wear and tear of mechanical parts, peak load times, usages of interactive controls, activation of alarms and safety thresholds, and so on.