Medical Equipment Planning
At Pulse Worldwide, our medical equipment planning processes are much more than providing equipment and supplies you may require. Our Medical Equipment Planners work with you to create a detailed plan which incorporates the equipment, technology and budgetary needs of your specific project. We take a proactive approach toward planning. This ensures that all of your requirements are met and allows us the opportunity to point out areas that may have been missed.
We have 7 areas of focus when it comes to Medical Equipment Planning:
Pulse Inventory Control (PIC)
Most facilities already have equipment and have a clear understanding of what is imperative before moving forward with any project. Because of what is specifically required for each facility, Pulse evaluates and documents equipment displayed regarding condition, usability, technological and life expectancy status as well as updating maintenance and service history. All information is entered into the Pulse Planning Program which is used to budget, specify and purchase any additional equipment required. Equipment will then be tracked or relocated, and used throughout the existing or new facility.
Pulse Budget Report (PBR)
Pulse has longtime relationships with hundreds of manufacturers, distributors, & suppliers of medical equipment & supplies covering Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3 products from all over the world. By having these relationships both domestically & internationally, we can provide accurate budgeting early in the process for our clients. The Pulse Budget Report (PBR) is specifically designed for each project and constantly monitors specifications and purchases going toward the budget previously discussed. Discrepancies are automatically reported by line item and by department so that they are managed as they appear in the process.
Pulse Programming Implementation (PPI)
Proper programs are necessary toward setting the stage for success in any project. Identifying goals and objectives, then clearing a path for implementing those goals and objectives are also paramount for a successful end result. But the key to real execution is in the accountability. Here are five key questions Pulse ensures you answer when attempting to design and implement a Program:
- What is your goal?
- How will you accomplish these goals?
- What are the obstacles in the way?
- How will you overcome those obstacles?
- What is your accountability?
During the PPI process, a series of checklists, questionnaires, and reports are generated so that data is identified correctly allowing for early decision making. This is a crucial step when contractors and architects are involved, keeping the project within budget and with the allotted timeframe. Here at Pulse Worldwide, it is our global experience in this area that allow us to stand out from others providing similar services. We’ve learned that by instituting a quality equipment & architectural programming activity, we ensure for our clients that the schematic design process moves without interruption and that the master project will move forward more efficiently with less chance of interruption.
Pulse Planning Process (P3)
The Pulse Planning Process is a proactive approach allowing the collaborative planning process and documentation of current equipment is combined with the growth plan needs regarding additional equipment and supplies. Within our P3, data is entered for the budget while additional equipment is identified for procurement. This is then tracked along with existing, usable equipment for each project and facility. Our P3 also works with current asset management software. Planning is the key for the successful execution of any project. Our P3 provides our clients with a positive experience for each of their projects.
Pulse Technology Transfer (PTT)
Technology in healthcare is constantly changing, therefore, managing the integration & transfer of current and new systems can be challenging. Our PTT addresses everything from equipment efficiencies and effectiveness to patient care through technology changes. As we work on each project, our team will perform a site analysis, assess needs, assist in correctly defining the scope of each project, prepare budgets and forecasts, and identify end use requirements. The end result will be assisting in the creation and implementation of RFP documents, working with contractors and architects, allowing space needed for the technological upgrades and future needs that will occur. Our PTT focuses on Vendor Management, End User Training, Managing Daily Technology Operations, Capital Budget Management, and/or IT Implementation policies and procedures.
Pulse Procurement (P2)
P2 comes with over 25 years of expertise, buying and selling all modalities of medical equipment and supplies. With P2, our experienced staff negotiates and sources equipment for each project. During the P2 process, Pulse first seeks to understand the needs of each facility and to identify how equipment can lead to profitability for our clients. Our experts assist in discovering what is needed and what fits within the budget. Also, physicians often request specific or unique equipment and that is also taken into consideration when planning everything from office furniture to operating room equipment and diagnostic imaging. P2 allows our clients to expertly navigate and assist in finding the ‘total overall cost’ for each facility, rather than simply the lowest price. This saves our client’s majorly over time.
Pulse Installation Training & Services (PITS)
It is very important for support once equipment arrives and the doors open. Our PITS program provides our client’s with the ability to receive complete in-service, installation and training management. Some equipment requires installation while others require special training, both applications as well as future preventative maintenance. Service and training are coordinated so that the process is seamless with our client’s staff. PITS ensure management activities related to in-servicing, installation and training can be arranged so that each project can be up and running on schedule and on budget.
Medical Equipment Planning is our specialty. Having used our methodologies for over 25 years in the industry, we have consistently facilitated revenue growth and cost savings for healthcare clients. Let our experience lead you to new successes.