Siemens CMS debate was held live at AAMI 2014 in Siemens booth
The CMS ruling on maintenance standards for imaging equipment that was promulgated in December of 2013 is still reverberating throughout the industry.
The key phrase in that document, "...require adherence to manufacturer’s recommendations and/or set specific requirements. For example, all imaging/radiologic equipment must be maintained per manufacturer’s recommendations..." has been seized upon by both the OEMs and the alternative service providers.
Siemens assembled a three-person panel to debate the pros and cons of what it all means, and might mean, and videotaped that panel in Siemens booth at AAMI's Annual Meeting in June of 2014.
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Loren Bonner -- former DOTmed Online News Editor.
Jon Matthews -- Senior Director, Western Zone Service, Siemens Healthcare. Note: At the time the video was recorded, Jon was Senior Director of Business Management Modality Service Business within Siemens Healthcare sector.
Karen Waninger -- Director of Clinical Engineering for Community Health in Indianapolis, IN. Karen is 2013 winner of the American Association of Medical Instrument’s award "Healthcare Technology Management Leader of the Year."
Stephanie M. Barr -- From the law firm of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. The firm provides advice, guidance and defense to hospitals and health care providers as they navigate the myriad regulations that continue to be imposed upon them.