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Implementing a Computerized Maintenance Management System for a Consolidated Program

Ibey, Andrew A. M. MEng, PEng, CCE; King, Doug MEng, PEng; Hsieh, Tony BMET, PEng; Hutnan, Tim BMET; Dixon, John BMET; Soet, Richard BMET

doi: 10.1097/JCE.0000000000000119
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This article reframes the typical computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) discussion from what is required to how to implement a CMMS. It discusses governance structure, vision, a few data integrity features, cultural shift, and future use. The article considers the practical challenges associated with combining operations and data processes to result in a successful project. The implementation of a CMMS for a large consolidated program is no small feat and should be approached with much enthusiasm, broad discussion, plenty of consideration, reasonable flexibility, and some wishful thinking. It is our hope that this article could serve as a template or at least an ideas springboard for other clinical engineering departments undergoing expansion.

Corresponding author: Andrew A. M. Ibey, MEng, PEng, CCE, St Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care, 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6Z 1Y6 (E-mail: aibey@providencehealth.bc.ca).

Andrew A. M. Ibey, MEng, PEng, CCE, is a biomedical engineer at St Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Doug King, MEng, PEng, is director at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health, British Columbia, Canada.

Tony Hsieh, BMET, PEng, is an information management biomedical engineering technologist at St Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Tim Hutnan, BMET, is an information management biomedical engineering technologist at Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health Authority, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

John Dixon, BMET, is a biomedical engineering technologist supervisor at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health, British Columbia, Canada.

Richard Soet, BMET, is an information management biomedical engineering technologist at BC Children & Women’s Hospital, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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