Healthcare Technology managers need to position themselves better to utilize their management skills and apply theiranalytical strategies to identify and capture cost savings opportunities in their institutions.
To do so, however, they may be required to expand their scope and extend beyond what may have been their traditional areas of responsibility. Because equipment price cost is essential in deciding among service options, costs must be projected in appropriate detail. Except for very small service contracts, many cost elements should be considered. The greater the service cost involved, the more detailed the estimates should be.
Healthcare Technology managers must continually respond and adapt to new medical equipment improvements and revolutions. Multidisciplinary approaches considering the interaction of different technologies, their use, and user skills are necessary to improve safety and quality.
An accessible and sustainable program methodology is vital to Healthcare Technology Management to define healthcare technology acquisition and capital replacement planning criteria.
The well-defined Healthcare Technology Management program will result in substantial cost savings and other significant quantitative and qualitative benefits and further demonstrate the value of proper technology management in healthcare institutions.
A successful Healthcare Technology Management department should continuously gather and accumulate data regarding the financial benefits it introduces to their institutions. This data will reveal significant savings, showing that the Healthcare Technology Management department can be viewed as a cost-effective investment.
The most significant savings will occur in capital equipment acquisition (selection, installation, and maintenance) and Healthcare Technology Management’s involvement in clinical activities and administrative decision-making processes.
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Mike is a seasoned healthcare executive in Clinical Engineering services, a subject matter expert (SME) specializing in capital equipment service contracts management, building clinical engineering programs and designing org charts that demonstrate effective clinical engineering programs and cost-avoidance / cost-savings opportunities.