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As the impact of healthcare reform on the U.S. delivery system comes into focus, there is little doubt that it is a “game changer” for clinical engineering and biomedical equipment technology. Carol will describe and discuss the future of the CE and BMET professions under new regulations and a new payment system. She will address why medical devices will cost much more, why equipment must have longer life cycles, why CEs and BMETs will and must have more involvement in IT-related activities, how CEs’ and BMETs’ responsibilities in regulatory compliance will expand and how you can prepare for this new environment.
About Carol Davis-Smith, CCE
Carol Davis-Smith is a Director in Premier’s Consulting Solution Division with responsibility for the development and deployment of capital lifecycle management processes and tools to Premier staff and owners.
Education and Affiliations
Ms. Davis-Smith received a B.S. in bioengineering technology
from the University of Dayton and an M.S. in engineering from the University of Arizona. She is a certified clinical engineer and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Over the past 20 years, she has presented and published papers on a variety of clinical engineering and capital contracting topics. In 2009, Ms. Davis-Smith received the AAMI Clinical Engineering Achievement Award.