Medical Equipment Industry News

The August Issue of HealthCare Business News Magazine

Features and Industry Sector Reports

Refurb market is charged up
For companies like Dixie Medical, a seller of refurbished defibrillators, business is booming– its business was up by 25 percent last year.
Special report: Hospitals are on the mend
Hospitals are taking steps to successfully control HAIs

Special report: Sterilizers Clean Up
As economic woes lengthen the product replacement cycle, sterilizers go green.
Scoping It Out: What's on the Horizon for Endoscopy and Arthroscopy
Endoscopy and arthroscopy continue to advance.
Special report: The case for the hybrid OR
Nationwide, hospitals are investing millions in hybrid rooms. Should yours? What to know before you decide.

New tech helps prevent surgical mishaps
Dr. Jeffrey Port explains how new tech can help prevent the retained surgical item problem.

Columns

Nationwide, drug shortages affect anesthesiologists
In a recent survey, 90 percent of anesthesiologists said they were facing a drug shortage.
Cross your fingers at check-in
The number of medical errors occurring during hospitals stays remain higher than expected.

Benefits of outsourced cleaning for critical care facilities
With the ever-growing risk of multi-drug resistant organisms, proper surface cleaning and disinfection are becoming more important.
The stars are bright . . .
The 2011 AHRA meeting runs this week in Texas.