University of Vermont

Instrumentation and Technical Services

Accomplishments and Recogntion:

  • The Technical Services Partnership (TSP) was featured as a "Best Department of 2012" in 24x7 Magazine
  • TSP in the News - Business Unusual, 24x7 Magazine cover story, January 2011
  • TSP was awarded for having the best-celebrated Healthcare Technology Management Week by AAMI in 2011
  • IMF in the News - Model Operation, Burlington Free Press - Business Monday cover story, October 25, 2010
  • TSP received the 2009 AAMI Best Practices Award for the competency assessment system developed for staff evaluation. Through the efforts of Mike Lane, Associate Director, TSP has published three Best Practice articles in the journal – Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
  • TSP staff contribute to Vermont, New England, and national facilities and clinical engineering professional associations
  • Sixteen TSP staff members certified in biomedical equipment technology, clinical engineering, computer networks and quality systems
  • TSP is the only independent, university-based clinical engineering service in the United States serving multiple hospitals and clinics
  • The Instrumentation & Model Facility (IMF) designs and fabricates custom research instruments used by all University of Vermont departments, other universities worldwide, and local industry
  • IMF arteriograph chambers and antibiotic bead molds are recognized as the world standard and are used in the US, Europe and Asia
  • IMF engineer Guy Kennedy has authored international research publications as part of the Molecular Physiology & Biophysics department research team
  • TSP was the first clinical engineering organization to publish a system for medical equipment replacement planning in a peer reviewed journal in 1990
  • TSP developed the first IBM PC based facilities and medical equipment management database in 1984 (now HEMS ©EQ2, Inc)
  • TSP has been a part of the Cardio-thoracic surgery team at Fletcher Allen Health Care since 1974
  • Wally Elliott, clinical engineer, and Tobey Clark, director, dedicate clinical engineering technical services and education to developing countries. Clark is part of World Health Organization faculty for healthcare technology management workshops in the Americas, Africa, and Eastern Europe. In 2009, the Robert Morris Humanitarian Award went to the director for his many years of service to developing countries
  • The director and collaborators in Colombia and Peru have developed online training medical equipment educational courses in English and Spanish. These courses are taught on the Pan American Health Organization's Virtual Campus for Public Health, at UVM , and in universities in Colombia and Argentina. Over 1000 students from 28 countries have taken the courses. Engineering students from collaborating universities in Peru and Colombia go through five month clinical engineering internships at TSP
  • The director is president of the Healthcare Technology Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to improving patient safety related to technology-- www.thehtf.org.
  • The director was invited to provide presentations 1) on Healthcare Technology Management at the 2nd Global Forum on Medical Devices, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, November 22-24, 2013, 2) Communicating Safe Practices to Care Givers at the AAMI/FDA Summit on Home Health Technology, October 9, 2013, and 3) Responsibilities of Industry and Setting Standards at the Cardiac Monitoring and Alarm Fatigue Session, American Heart Association Annual Meeting, November 6, 2012.

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