ASHE Webinar Series:
Medical Telemetry Management
Recorded: November 10, 2020
Timothy Adams, FASHE,CHFM,CHC, Indiana University Health
Benjamin Leutze, American Society for Health Care Engineering
Joanna Lynch, Comsearch
Medical telemetry is used in most hospitals and many outpatient facilities. This session explores the usage of medical telemetry, including the need for it to be able to operate interference-free from other radio frequency sources. The FCC requires medical telemetry operating in the 608-614, 1395-1400 and 1427-1432 MHz bandwidths to be registered. The process for registration will be discussed. In addition, the concept of bandwidth co-usage and the future of this technology will be discussed.
- Explain the process for the registration medical telemetry equipment.
- Describe the consequences of medical telemetry interference.
- Describe co-use of RF bandwidth.
- Discuss the future bandwidth needs for medical telemetry.