Posts By Author: William Parkinson



About the Author

William Parkinson (Bill) is a Global Senior Director in the Enterprise Solutions group in Unisys and a Life Sciences and Healthcare industry expert. Bill brings in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry and is responsible for identifying and implementing strategic innovations within the Unisys Life Sciences and Healthcare industry.



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6 Ways to Improve Your Medical Device Management

June 1st, 2018

Medical device management has risen as a major healthcare concern. Effective management is hampered by information silos, limited budgets for medical device security, and the failure to capture critical data. HIMSS and Unisys conducted a joint survey to capture the state of medical device management practices across the industry.This blog summarizes our findings and recommendations on how the industry can work towards improving medical device management.

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4 Medical Device Management Issues that Haven’t Gone Away – But Should

April 2nd, 2018

There are a number of medical device management issues that are constants year after year. Be it managing devices and systems on the IT network, alarm management, securing medical devices against cyberthreats or setting preventive maintenance strategies to improve device uptime and performance-healthcare providers have been battling these issues for many years. By leveraging today’s technology, we firmly believe we can eliminate these four challenges that have hung on for far too long already.

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Clinical Engineers Hold the Key to Success in Ways You Never Guessed

March 13th, 2018

Clinical engineers are a constant, quiet presence in your hospital, as they fix equipment, provide maintenance, and troubleshoot problems. They hold the key to success in many areas such as compliance reporting, purchasing, vendor negotiations and more. Empower them with a mobile, connected, real-time system for medical device management that enables them to unlock the true potential of the information they hold.

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Planning Your Next Medical Device Purchase

August 14th, 2017

In the absence of systematic and data based procurement decisions, healthcare organizations often end up spending unwisely on medical devices. How do you use data effectively in a healthcare procurement scenario? What data is worth considering and what is not? Moreover, how do you make buying decisions inherent in the medical device ecosystem? Read on to find out.

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Is Your IT Ecosystem Safe? (Part 2)

July 21st, 2017

Not enough attention is typically given to securing the IT networks of healthcare facilities, including medical devices. The recent WannaCry and Petya malware attacks were a painful reminder of this fact. Now that the healthcare fraternity has woken up to the need for securing their IT networks, including medical devices, let’s look at some best practices.

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Is Your IT Ecosystem Safe?

July 14th, 2017

Several instances of cyber attacks on healthcare facilities and medical devices have made the headlines recently.There is no stopping them, unless proactive measures are taken to secure the healthcare technology ecosystem. In a world of IoT and network connected medical devices, how exactly can you achieve this? Read on to know more.

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