TRIMEDX Senior Vice President of Product Management and Solutions Scott Trevino was recently featured in Med-Tech News and shared his thoughts on why remote monitoring is essential for medical devices.
Remote monitoring for clinical assets and other medical devices is critical for healthcare providers, and it isn’t hard to understand why when you step back and realize all remote monitoring can do for a health system. Recently, a hospital in Indiana used remote monitoring to detect an MR scanner’s compressor was turning off periodically. A technician scheduled a compressor replacement, but through remote monitoring, the team could see the MR scanner continued to be a problem. Technicians finally determined the pressure-relief valve was faulty and stuck open—which is a rare occurrence. The discovery of the faulty valve was a huge win, because it avoided unplanned downtime and potentially more serious consequences like magnet quench. Without remote monitoring, the issue may have gone unnoticed until it was too late.