I agree that I would like to see more from other HTM Departments, but I disagree that AAMI needs a separate discussion group.
Create a thread, we can all visit it. It's up to us, not AAMI. AAMI has already given us the tool to use as we need. If we as the HTM Community are not open to using this, then it is our fault, not AAMI's.
I will ask this of Steve Campbell and Danielle McGreary and AAMI, can we open the door for this tool to non-AAMI members for the COVID crisis for exchange of information. I would propose that Non-members are a vital link of sharing information at this time. They may not have access to organize a resource on their own.
Dean Skillicorn, CBET, CHTM
CES, Allina Health
Manager-Imaging/Laboratory/Pharmacy Equipment Service
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Thanks Chris! I will join you on your request for clarity from CMS. We are, as an industry, way too busy moving fluidly through organizations servicing down equipment and assisting in deployment of reserve equipment to effective administer preventive maintenance at this time. I would hope that CMS could understand the validity of the request.
I personally have not received notification from a vendor that they are going to refuse to provide service. It is their responsibility to make themselves a resource of support during a national emergency such as this. I would hope that AAMI or FEMA, or some portion of the government could speak with all companies in this effort to be available to the healthcare industry as needed.
This statement is a personal statement and does not represent any stance or opinion by my employer. I am standing alone on this request.