Every care team wants more devices, but each request adds up in the capital plan. Leadership usually buys more without knowing how often existing devices are being used, which leads to these challenges:
With thousands of devices each costing thousands of dollars, the line-item in the capital plan continues to expand with every request.
Every device needs to remain compliant, but an annual preventative maintenance cycle is not efficient and can generate more work than is really needed.
Without baseline data, HDOs find it difficult to manage the entire life-cycle, from acquisition to retirement, which results in millions of dollars worth of unnecessary expenditures.
Through accurate measurement of utilization, more patient care can be done with fewer devices, which avoids having expensive resources sitting idle.
Tracking preventative maintenance based on actual utilization is an effective way, where applicable, to streamline maintenance workflows and ensure devices remain compliant.
With better data around utilization, HDOs can make informed decisions about device acquisition while striving to meet the actual needs of front-line teams, potentially saving them millions of dollars.