ECRI Institute has announced its recent purchase of the Biomedtalk Listserv, a popular email subscription service for biomedical and clinical engineering professionals where they can connect to share information and advice. Founded in 1997 by Mike Kauffman, assistant director of facilities for the Reading Hospital and Medical Centre in Reading, Pennsylvania, Biomedtalk became an active forum for discussion across all members of the biomedical and clinical engineering profession. The listserv now has over 1,700 members, having attracted over 100 new members since March 1, 2010, when ECRI Institute took the reins and discontinued the membership fee.
The Biomedtalk membership is worldwide, including more than 13 countries. Averaging about 50 posts a day, Biomedtalk discussions cover common topics such as alternatives for the Steris System 1 processor and information about the new 1E model; talk about CT scanners, flat panel detectors, and infusion pump battery life.
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