PowerPanel – Quality vs. Productivity, the Sterile Processing Battle Royale

July 7, 2023

The panel discussion, sponsored by Censis Technologies, delves into the ongoing debate surrounding quality versus productivity within the sterile processing industry. The conversation is moderated by Hank Balch, Founder and President of Beyond Clean, and features experts from the field. The central issue revolves around differing perspectives and disagreements within the industry regarding the balance between these two critical aspects. Discrepancies arise due to various factors, including historical practices, evolving industry standards, and variations in institutional priorities. The challenge lies in finding the right equilibrium between the imperative to boost productivity with a limited workforce while preserving the high standards of quality within sterile processing. This multifaceted debate grapples with how best to measure and quantify these complex elements in the field.

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