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Leaving Legacy Behind: Migrating to New System Brings Increased Flexibility and Capability

Levin-Epstein, Michael

Journal of Clinical Engineering: April/June 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p E6–E8
doi: 10.1097/JCE.0b013e3182505cba
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The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Engineering and Occupational Safety & Health (CEOSH) uses an innovative tool to manage its monitoring responsibilities, including those involving medical hazards and recalls, occupational health and safety, and environmental issues such as recycling and other green initiatives.That tool, called the Biomedical Engineering Resource Survey (BERS), in existence for more than three decades, is utilized nationally, across all medical centers in the United States.This online-only article discusses how the BERS works and why it is successful.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Engineering and Occupational Safety & Health (CEOSH) uses an innovative tool to manage its monitoring responsibilities, including those involving medical hazards and recalls, occupational health and safety, and environmental issues such as recycling and other green initiatives.That tool, called the Biomedical Engineering Resource Survey (BERS), in existence for more than three decades, is utilized nationally, across all medical centers in the United States.This online-only article discusses how the BERS works and why it is successful.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.