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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.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Medical Equipment Planning:

  • Develop budgets for CON applications and feasibility studies
  • Review functional program and architectural drawings
  • Conduct user group meetings to determine needs
  • Identify equipment responsibilities for procurement and installation
  • Evaluate existing equipment for reuse
  • Develop Preliminary Requirement List
  • Integrate existing equipment into Preliminary Equipment List
  • Provide utility requirement data and equipment layouts to architect and engineers
  • Select and specify Groups I, II, and III medical equipment
  • Conduct equipment evaluations and value analysis
  • Perform medical equipment/quality assurance review of Construction Documents
  • Develop Final Requirements List and specifications
  • Prepare Procurement Package (Owner Purchases)

Procurement Management:

  • Develop procurement strategy designed to maximize owner's purchasing power
  • Develop procurement / bid documents
  • Prepare suggested bidders list
  • Review and analyze bids for recommendation and award
  • Develop monitoring system to assure compliance with product budget
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders
  • Review manufacturers acknowledgements and monitor lead times
  • Coordinate final delivery schedules
  • Develop receiving procedures
  • Coordinate in-service training

Commissioning:

  • Assist with the selection of storage facilities
  • Prepare receiving reports and file damage claims
  • Provide all labor and equipment necessary to unpack, assemble and install equipment
  • Develop color-coding system to facilitate receiving and phasing process

Activation and Relocation Planning:

  • Develop relocation strategies
  • Develop relocation schedule to integrate all relocation activities
  • Prepare detailed department move plans
  • Establish relocation budget
  • Assist with selection of contracted moving vendors
  • Provide on-site supervision of relocation activities
  • Make recommendations for disposal of residual equipment

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