Hospital equipment planning

Data Insights: Medical Equipment Planning Made Easy

medical equipment planning

Make the Right Purchasing Decisions

Compare potential new devices to thousands of competing options and make the most reliable, cost-effective choices

Repair, Replace, and Decomission With Ease

Analyze total cost of ownership, asset performance estimated lifespan, and other asset details to make informed decisions

Improve the Quality of Patient Care

Improve your patients' healthcare outcomes with higher uptime and better performing equipment

Stretch Tight Budgets Over Time

Eliminating unnecessary maintenance and unplanned downtime can improve maintenance processes and lower asset costs

Streamline your hospital equipment planning. Data Insights uses real data from over 289 million work orders so you gain fact-based insights and smarter capital allocation.

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Streamline hospital equipment planning with this purpose-built medical equipment planning software (backed by real data from over 289 million work orders)!

What Makes Data Insights Stand Out?

Gather the information necessary to make hospital equipment planning decisions – in a matter of seconds.

Charts and dashboards

Use common periodic maintenance (PM) schedules and corrective comparison charts to optimize your PM processes, guide alternative equipment maintenance (AEM) decisions and reduce costs.

My Institution Reports

Combine your organization’s data with that of Data Insights to improve your medical device management for better hospital equipment planning, AEM analysis, risk management and parts budgeting.

Capital planning tools

An “easy button” offers a 5-10-year planning outlook for major capital placements of medical devices. The option features your inventory supplemented with enhanced life expectancy and price data.

Comprehensive data attributes

Quickly evaluate total cost of ownership with data attributes such as annual parts costs, average industry acquisition cost, parts costs, labor costs, acquisition price and cost of service ratio (COSR).

A robust catalog

To allow your healthcare institution to use Data Insights at scale, Data Insights includes high dollar value items such as fluoroscopic x-ray machines, gamma cameras, ventilators and surgical robots.

Security protections

Data Insights provides a full view of all models, along with their vulnerabilities recorded by CERT to manage security risks for your entire portfolio.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is effective medical equipment planning important for hospitals?

With better equipment planning, medical facilities can improve efficiency, lower equipment costs, decrease maintenance-related downtime, and create more optimized workflows.

The result? Patients can receive the best life-saving treatment when they need it. From diagnostic machines to life-saving monitoring devices, facilities can immediately locate and retrieve any device benchmarking data at a moment’s notice.

Hospitals can also ensure adherence to regulatory standards with OSHA, the Joint Commision on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, HIPPA, and more.

What role does preventative maintenance play in medical equipment planning?

Preventative maintenance is the greatest safeguard from wear and tear of medical equipment. With a consistent maintenance schedule in place, facilities can ensure greater longevity for each piece of equipment and less downtime.

Regular checks and inspections can identify malfunctions and address potential issues before they interfere with patient care.

Preventative maintenance should be part of a proactive strategy for elevating patient safety and equipment performance.

How often should hospitals update their medical equipment?

There are a few factors that may indicate it is time to update medical equipment. Among these are technological advancements, changing regulatory requirements, clinical performance, and budgetary constraints.

The latter two are typically determined at the clinic level, while the former are more market-specific and require constant research to stay up to date with any changes.

Based on these factors, in addition to feedback from staff and other users, hospitals should determine the most appropriate cadence for their equipment upgrades.

Why does a hospital need medical equipment planning software?

Medical equipment planning software helps facilities consolidate their most critical information into digestible dashboards, making it shareable for decision makers, those in charge of purchasing, and others.

This software not only helps automate scheduling and maintenance checks, but it also creates alerts that will inform team members when a device is potentially reaching end of life, etc.

With this information, hospitals can focus on what they do best, patient care, and allow the equipment planning software to handle the day-to-day logistics.

Are there guidelines for medical equipment planning within healthcare institutions?

Regulatory bodies play a vocal role in developing guidelines aimed at patient safety. Institutions like OSHA, FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and ISO work with national healthcare providers to ensure all medical equipment requirements are being met.

Risk management is a key component of these guidelines, ensuring that facilities are utilizing equipment in the correct way without sacrificing safety. Requirements continue to evolve, making it even more critical for medical facilities to invest in top-tier software.

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