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Sample Request for New Technology

Advances in healthcare delivery continue at an exponential speed. Technologies, procedures, and treatments that were not even dreamed of several years ago are now realities. It is certain that, as a medical staff leader, you will be faced with the inevitable request from one of your medical staff members to bring the latest and greatest advancement to your organization. Medical staff leaders must take a series of steps before approving privileging requests for new technology. One of the first steps is to develop criteria for physician performance of the new privilege. Equally important is an analysis of the institution’s mission regarding this service, its ability to provide the technology, and whether there is trained staff to support this function.

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