New Maintenance Standards Could Prove Costly for Hospitals

Many were shocked by The Joint Commission’s newest standards and elements of performance (EP) on medical device maintenance. The accreditor will no longer distinguish between “high-risk” and “non-high-risk” equipment when surveying maintenance and inspection compliance. Instead, facilities are expected to achieve 100% inspection compliance for both types of devices.

But hold off before panicking over how you’re supposed to track down and inspect 100% of the medical devices in your facility.


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