Healthcare equipment planning is a vital part of any successful healthcare facility construction project, and also one of the most challenging tasks. Medical equipment purchasing mistakes can quickly skyrocket, causing budgetary overruns as well as delivery delays. Avoid these costly errors with key project management support in the following areas:
Staying within Budget
Staying within budget means ordering the right equipment with the right features at the best price. Instead of relying on wordy and confusing product descriptions alone, a medical equipment expert can get your questions answered up front and help you choose the right equipment to meet the specific needs for your particular situation - no more and no less.
Managing Multiple Vendors
Working with multiple vendors is a challenge in itself. Each vendor is likely to have different sets of rules, offerings, and included services. It also means creating and submitting multiple purchase orders, confirming that the orders have been received and tracking the equipment until the items have been shipped. The best way to coordinate multiple vendors is with the help of a single distributor that works with those different manufacturers on a daily basis.
Managing Delivery and Installation Timelines
Equipment and project planning also involves coordinating delivery schedules to help ensure that the items arrive when you are ready for them; not too early and not too late. If the equipment is going into a working facility, proper equipment planning also takes into consideration the clinical work schedules for those facilities so as not to disrupt patient care activities.
Ensuring Project Success and On-time Completion
If a 20 physician clinic does not open on time, the facility can lose up to $125,000/day in revenue. A hospital can lose even more. The equipment planning process can benefit from utilizing the skills and abilities gained from 30+ years of experience in procuring and delivering medical equipment to clinics, hospitals and large healthcare complexes such as possessed by CME (formerly, Claflin Medical Equipment).
With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.