New files added for Free Download 12/11/16
Several new files have been added to the DOWNLOADS page. They are powerpoints of presentations that were given recently. Topics include a review of the recent FDA Workshop focussing on the potential regulation of third party servicers, and Increasing the Credibility of the HTM Department.
2017 Conference Scheduled for May 5, 2017
First Friday in May, SCHA Conference Center in Columbia, SC. Free admission for individuals. Exhibitor spaces limited to 22. Watch your email for more details.
How to meet the CMS requirement for extension cords and Power Strips - a downloadable powerpoint file in our Member's Only section. Join now for free and look for
New Downloadable file added - 6/25/14
We have added a spreadsheet for you to download. It is the average of the prices paid for medical equipment. If your inventory is missing this important information, you can use this list to populate your inventory and know the value of your inventory. If you are a member, go to DOWNLOADS - MEMBERS and look for CostofMedicalEquipment1A.xlsx
More info here:
Biomeds Without Borders
A new organization has been started to collect surplus biomedical test equipment, tools and maintenance supplies for Biomeds in third world countries. Please visit http://biomedswithoutborders.wildapricot.org to
find out how to participate.
A new opportunity for BMETs -
visit the BMET Donation website to see what it is about (and to participate).
SCBA changes its name to HTMA-SC
Mar 26, 2012
The SCBA (South Carolina Biomedical Association) members have voted to change the name of
the organization to HTMA-SC (Healthcare Technology Management Association of South Carolina).
This is the first professional association to adopt the new name of the profession which was
selected (recommended) at a meeting of industry leaders last year.
The HTMA-SC feels that the new name will be more accurately reflect the direction of the
profession. The former designation of "Biomedical" seemed to discouraged the participation of
imaging engineers and IT professionals by not representing their names in the title. We hope that
the new name will encourage membership, participation and information exchange among a much
larger group of people than the current name implies. It is critical that we begin sharing knowledge
with other related professions to further the cause of patient safety.
The HTMA-SC hopes that other associations follow suit and consider changing their names to a
similar format. They can then promote this to a wider range of people who have a stake in
medical equipment operation, maintenance and interconnectivity.
Our website will change to www.HTMA-SC.org very shortly. Our logo will be modified also to
reflect this new name and expanded emphasis on bringing together the different people involved
in making the technology of a hospital work.
The Board of the HTMA of SC
SCBA Changes Membership costs and Benefits!
In a Board conference call on March 2, 2012, the Board made some landmark
decisions that should positively affect the SCBA for the future. The Board
decided that SCBA Individual Membership will be free form this point forward.
This is in anticipation of some valuable additions to the website that will only
be available to members.
In another action, the Board decided that all SCBA corporate members will
have the opportunity to construct an email of their choosing which the SCBA
will send via email blast to all members. All corporate members will have
this opportunity once per year. This is seen as a large addition to the benefits
of corporate membership, as the annual cost is only $300.00 per year per
company. It is hoped that the addition of this benefit will result in more
corporate members and offset the free individual members