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ERIC Number: ED566562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3394-6963-8
A Case Study of Implications and Applications of Standardized Nomenclature for Asset Management in Healthcare
DeFrancesco, Jennifer A.
ProQuest LLC, D.H.A. Dissertation, Capella University
Healthcare organizations strive to adapt to the continuous change in what has become a fast-paced, high technology environment. Many organizations are charged to find efficiencies to better manage medical device assets. Increasingly, healthcare leaders opt to adopt a standardized medical device nomenclature under the purview of a set of national or international standards. While many organizations have implemented a standard nomenclature, there is little data available as to whether these activities have yielded significant impacts for the organizations and healthcare overall. This qualitative study explored themes that have impacted the healthcare industry after an organization's migration to a standardized medical device nomenclature enterprise-wide. These questions were evaluated from the perspectives of experienced supervisory healthcare technology managers having experience with implementation and current-states of a standardized nomenclature. The project evaluated the implications of implementing a standardized nomenclature within healthcare organizations and their business practices, and discusses implications for future applications of standardized medical device nomenclature in the healthcare industry. The analysis of themes that emerged from participant interviews found that study found that while organizations realized benefits from to implementation of a standardized nomenclature for medical device asset management, it remained a low priority for the organization as a whole despite being a medium to high priority for the healthcare technology managers. Participants also found a strong correlation to the implementation of a standardized nomenclature and their capacity for strategic asset management forecasting and planning as well as advanced equipment reporting capabilities. Additionally, the sentiment was that effective recall management was one of the highest impacts on organizations that also fed into patient safety and public health. While participants believed the implementation of a standardized nomenclature yielded significant efficiencies, it was also noted that due to a lack of a cohesive, mandatory regulatory standard, the potential for information to feed into various public health, regulatory decisions and evidence-based decisions is limited. Currently, computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) systems are disparate and unintegrated and if a standard were to be mandated, medical device information could then be leveraged on a national as well as international basis. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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