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Medical Equipment Planning
Euthenics utilizes a single source multidisciplinary team of professional specialists who have the depth of experience necessary to meet the medical equipment planning requirements of each project. From a management standpoint, this provides for standardization, accountability and the common integration of data through a central point.
As one of the leading health care design firms in the country, Euthenics has the ability to handle the complexities of a given project in a timely manner. In order to facilitate this, we have developed sophisticated planning resources. These resources consist of an extensive equipment library system, equipment prototype/standards and an on-line computer system which contains a database of several thousand equipment items with current costs, utility requirements and detailed specifications. Our true asset is our staff of equipment planners and operations support personnel. Assignments of project responsibilities to our qualified staff insure the successful projects we are credited in producing.
The health care industry is experiencing a new era in cost containment. In the past, little attention was given to the financial impact of equipment related decisions. Reimbursement guidelines were favorable and mistakes could be easily discounted. Today, however, times have changed.
In this new health care environment, "state-of-the-art" is no longer sufficient as a planning criteria for selecting new technology. Today, for a technology to be appropriate, it must address the needs for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, productivity and at the same time, improve or maintain the quality of patient care. In addition, hospitals are finding themselves in an extremely competitive arena which puts an additional emphasis on a technology's marketability.
The equipping of a health care facility can easily account for 25 - 30% of the overall project costs. Next to the building itself and the staff, the equipment represents the third largest investment for a facility. It is critical that a formal, objective, comprehensive process be implemented to help manage and control the equipment planning process.
Other equipment planning services such as procurement management, construction administration, product handling (delivery and installation), and relocation planning are a very important part of today's project requirements.
The challenge faced by hospital executives today is to gain the management and control required to make effective equipment planning decisions. Implementing the established systems developed by Euthenics has facilitated success in this area.
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