Using Lean to Address CE Inefficiencies and Interns to Address CE Labor Shortage

Using Lean to Address Clinical Engineering Challenges. This 60-minute PartsSource Executive Webinar featuring Glenn Schneider, Director of Clinical Engineering at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, features a real example of how an internship program allowed for a lean approach to a CareFusion Pump Repair program. The webinar also addresses:

1). How to create a successful intern program to overcome the stresses of a retiring workforce.
2). Why targeted projects are more effective rather than large-scale, general changes.
3). How applying lean principles and established processes creates efficiency and consistency.

Using Lean to address clinical engineering challenges in a hospital

Glenn Schneider is the Director of Clinical Engineering for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a healthcare system comprised of two hospitals, 34 technicians and 673-staffed beds. The Cincinnati Clinical Engineering department oversees approximately 60,000 assets system wide and reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Schneider served four years in the US Navy before earning his A.S. in Biomedical Technology from Cincinnati Technical College. He has worked as a biomedical and imaging technician for hospitals and as a field service engineer for an OEM and ISO. Mr. Schneider received imaging training from RSTI, passed his CRES certification has trained on several modalities, including Radiation Therapy and MRI, holds a B.B.A. from Thomas More College and an MHSA from Xavier University. Mr. Schneider is a member of the AAMI Credentials Institute (ACI) CRES exam review committee and is the current President of the Healthcare Technology Management Association of Ohio.

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