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Factors to Consider When Purchasing Healthcare Equipment

The equipment we purchase on a day to day basis are clouded with many threats such as changing models, expiring warranties and companies going out of business. Similar risks are also present in purchasing environments of the healthcare supply chain. Many health systems do not risk their risk their productivity and investments and have first to ensure they have a sense of security. Healthcare facilities only invest in durable, safe and quality equipment. The life of the equipment should exceed its depreciation rate to be sure of any return on the investment. This article discusses several factors to be considered when buying healthcare equipment.

The manufacturer’s place is only where you should think of buying equipment. The only people with direct access to system upgrades, training and services for the equipment are original equipment manufacturers. Remanufactured equipment processed by these manufacturers may be economical and an alternative to new equipment. Manufacturers ensure the equipment work efficiently, and it meets its specifications by testing it. Having an idea of who the manufacturer makes it easy to contact them for repairs in case the equipment breaks down.

It is important to ensure that the equipment accessories and other components match. There are cases where listed specifications and pricing of the equipment do not match. Such a situation is possible if the pricing and offerings are different with different companies. To make an informed decision, ask for quotes that are well detailed. No matter how expensive buying original equipment may seem, it provides long-term reliability and useful life.

A guarantee should always accompany a newly bought equipment. Regardless of the high quality of the equipment, it is possible it could experience problems within the first few days after purchase. The help you get after the sale greatly influences your buying satisfaction. Written warranties and warranty forms should be signed in case the seller provides them. Background information on the manufacturing company helps to know the type of company you are doing business with. Obtaining a warrant for the equipment shows the worthiness of the company and reliability of the manufacturer.

Healthcare administrators should spend the money they have to buy capital equipment that could serve them for longer. Better returns on investment are only obtained when the equipment purchased is of better quality. Conducting thorough research on all the aspects of healthcare facilities is essential to a healthcare facility. Either remanufactured or refurbished equipment can be purchased instead of new equipment. Do not be afraid to stretch on cash and be assured that the equipment purchased will provide the services needed for a long time.

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