In the not-so-distant past, acquisition of clinical technology equipment largely meant acquiring stand-alone medical devices. For healthcare organizations, acquisition decisions and processes rested with a limited group of participants, and the processes they used varied widely across healthcare organizations. Acquisition of today's clinical technology equipment should be different. We have a better understanding of how systems interact within a larger, diverse ecosystem of people, practices, environments, and organizations. Acquisition strategies and processes should take all of this into account, lowering the risks attendant to these investments while helping organizations provide the best possible care.
Objectives: In this webinar, we will review the end-to-end acquisition process and identify resources available to HTM and other healthcare professionals that will enhance their ability to support their organization's acquisition process in a more strategic and effective manner. Finally, we will highlight where and how HTM professionals can make the most impact in their organization's acquisition process.
Audience: The webinar should be immediately applicable to HTM supervisors, managers, directors, and other management roles. Staff (individual contributors) may also find this session helpful in becoming stronger contributors to the HTM department's success. Those individuals seeking to advance into management roles will find the session useful in developing perspective and skills that will support career growth.