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CRAM NICHOLAS BSBE CBET
Journal of Clinical Engineering: May-June 1998
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Regulatory requirements, risk factors and liabilities, and a requirement for better asset management are generating intense interest in computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software. CMMS programs provide corrective and preventive maintenance scheduling and record keeping. A common database can share information for repair trending, equipment histories, device tracking and contract warranty information. With the proliferation of medical equipment available, CMMS is viewed as a necessity in most healthcare institutions due to Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organization requirements under the Environment of Care Standards. This article will provide selection criteria, evaluation processes and review of available CMMS software.

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