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ICIS Quarterly Meeting: Politics 2013 How to survive in the dog-eat-dog world of hospital politics presented by Pat Lynch, GMI

  • 14 Nov 2013
  • 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM
  • St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho


  • For registration in the Boise Area
  • ICIS Members who live and work further than 50 miles from Boise may request a login to remotely attend this presentation.

    ICIS Members who live in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming will be given priority consideration.

    Available lines will then be provided to other members outside of these states.

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Politics 2013

How to survive in the dog-eat-dog world of hospital politics

Patrick K. Lynch, CCE, CBET

In this presentation, I will discuss my experience and knowledge about the political climate in hospitals today.    Specifically, we will discuss the view of the world from the perspective of 5 departments, all of which out-power the biomedical department.   All of these departments will overpower Biomed in a battle of shear strength and influence.  I encourage all Biomeds based in hospitals to get to know the way these departments operate, and develop ways of dealing with them that accomplishes our goals, while not offending these powerful departments.   The departments to be covered are Administration, Accounting, Human Resources, IT, and Materials Management.

This presentation is very interactive and loaded with various “Top 10” lists to aid in your accomplishment of daily goals.  Bring your own experiences, because user input is desired.

Brief Biography

Patrick Lynch is an experienced biomedical manager with formal training as a technician, engineer, and in business management (at the graduate level).  He has worked exclusively in healthcare since 1975. And has managed clinical engineering and biomedical departments since 1979.

Presently, he is with Global Medical Imaging, an ultrasound sales, training, parts, and service company in Charlotte, where his full-time job is to support the development of the biomedical profession throughout the country. This is accomplished through no-charge advice, consulting, frequent educational presentations and the active creation and development of local biomedical associations.

Pat is the 2-time winner of the ACCE (American College of Clinical Engineering)  Advocacy Award (2004 and 2009) and MD Publishing’s Professional of the Year (2012).

Professionally, he was the first president of the North Carolina Biomedical Association in 1980/81 and the Chairman of the Board of Examiners for Biomedical Equipment Technicians for 6 years. 

Patrick remains active in the profession, as a member of over 40 Biomedical associations in the US, and a Board Member or advisor to many of them (NC, SC, Alabama, Utah, Virginia, and Ohio)  Pat is a regular contributor to Tech Nation Magazine, BI&T, TechNation listserv, Executive Insights, Advances for Imaging and Radiation Oncology and Biomedtalk listserv.

Pat is married, living happily in Fort Mill, South Carolina with his wife, and near their 3 children and 6 grandchildren.  He may be reached at plynch@gmi3.com.  

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