Hospital Accreditation-Pardee Earns National Recognition by ISO 9000:2008

May 19th, 2012 · 2:16 am  →  Featured Posts Medical Technology News News and Notes

Horizon CSA offers heartfelt congratulations to Pardee Hospital of Hendersonville, N.C. for earning national recognition and accreditation by ISO 9000: 2008. “It is not everyday that a hospital reaches this level of accomplishment,” says Paul Levesque, Horizon CSA’s V.P. of Marketing and Business Development.  Levesque continues, “This is an example of Pardee’s commitment to excellence, and speaks to the character of their team.”

It seems that  Horizon CSA employees can also feel very gratified as well due to their participation in the achievement of these highly esteemed benchmarks by the prestigious International Standards Organization, ISO9001: 2008!

It is quite significant that Pardee is the first and only hospital in North Carolina to be given this accreditation and 1 of only 40 hospitals nationally to be given this notable accreditation.

Certification by ISO 9000: 2008 is a strong measure of Pardee’s dedication to patient safety, quality-driven policies, impactful procedures and optimized health care processes.

Horizon CSA is very proud of its participation in achievement of this important milestone and of the subsequent accolades given by Pardee’s senior management for Horizon’s “strong contributions.” We are grateful to collaborate with Pardee as our customer and to ensure their on-going great reputation for exceptional healthcare delivery.

Many of us in the biomedical technology sector are familiar with the long-standing impact that ISO 9001 has had on quality medical equipment manufacturing and the medical device regulatory process. Less apparent is the great body of ISO 9001:2008 that has proven eminently useful to quality programs in hospitals and which has been integrated successfully into an accreditation process. The ISO 9001: 2008 has compared exceedingly well to the traditional Joint Commission accreditation.

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You may also visit  the Pardee website:

 Recommended Reading:

“Comparison of Hospital Accreditation Programs,
Journal of Clinical Engineering; January/March 2011 Hosp Accred Prog_010311.pdf


Biomedical Equipment Interoperability – A Call To Action For ACOs

March 27th, 2012 · 3:50 pm  →  Medical Equipment Services News and Notes

What’s The Status Of Your Equipment Interoperability And Compliance?

This is a call-out for healthcare provider organizations to pay close attention to biomedical equipment and its compelling need for interoperability and compliance to new regulations that are in progress now. This is particularly true for those organizations who have already signed up as accountable care organizations (ACO).

Health IT is such a hot topic these days, but

  • How many healthcare providers are aware of the risks associated with non-interoperability of biomedical equipment?
  • How many healthcare provider facilities are leaving themselves at risk in this medical technology area?

For more information on this subject, take a look at the CEPA – Clinical Equipment Planning And Assessment page to see how we conduct a comprehensive audit of your medical equipment with actionable recommendations to save you time and money, help assure maximum medical equipment uptime and patient care, and to help keep you safe from running afoul of all the new regulations.

We conduct an in-depth assessment of all your current medical equipment, wherever located, its age and condition in the context of new technology, new product launches, your equipment interoperability, the regulatory environment and other events that may impact the capital equipment planning, regulatory compliance and technology management processes at your hospital or clinic.

We are a specialized biomedical equipment services company that is able to help healthcare providers navigate their way through the “interoperability land mines.”  Our medical technology assessment of your equipment interoperability, maintenance and plans might just be “what the health IT doc ordered” for you and your healthcare facility.

Proactive versus reactive strategic thinking precedes tactical, remediation of potential IT connectivity and interoperability issues.

Contact us today. Medical technology management is our specialty, and we can help resolve any potential interoperability issues. The regulatory time clock is ticking. . .

Horizon CSA’s Medical Technology Management Program – A Cut Above

February 24th, 2012 · 2:50 pm  →  Featured Posts Medical Technology Management News and Notes

Do you have a coordinated medical technology management program?

Medical Technology - Management of Biomedical Equipment such as this Tomography machine In today’s complex medical world, healthcare facilities need a comprehensive medical technology management program to coordinate all medical equipment services, ensure accurate medical equipment repair, regulatory compliance and capital asset planning to meet the challenge of lowering healthcare system costs while maintaining the best in fast response and exacting clinical engineering services … so you can focus on your objective to provide quality patient care.


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