DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
当前地点:
>
> This Story


注册记数器 to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
advertisement

 

advertisement

 

More Magazine Features

Spectral CT, workflow and dose reduction drive new CT scanner and software releases

Proton therapy comes to New York City: behind the scenes at the NYPC The construction, equipment and partnerships that make up the cutting-edge facility

Radiation shielding: ways to save and things to consider Shielding decisions should not be made lightly

The MR patient experience Technologists, effective distractions and advanced MR tech are improving patient comfort

From RF shield to detector choice: Designing a safer MR suite There's plenty of factors to consider before a patient even sets foot in the room

See All Magazine Features  

Parts And Service Homepage

Avante acquires Ultra Solutions Expands inventory and service and repair capabilities

IAMERS panel addresses challenges to European third-party providers Lack of training and awareness are hampering the non-OEM market

Understanding total cost of ownership Making sense of costs less tangible than a sticker price

Comparing the value propositions of multi-vendor and ISO service Similar benefits, but not quite the same

Key considerations and questions to ask when entering the IT / PACS service marketplace Keeping up with an ever-evolving software situation

Beyond service: Life cycle management MD Buyline insights from the recent AAMI meeting

IAMERS endorses FDA commitment to Collaborative Communities, wonders if OEMs will get on board Insights and commentary from IAMERS president, Diana Upton

Beyond silver, gold and platinum: How OEM service is getting more customized Manufacturers aim to give providers everything they want, nothing more

The MITA narrative on third-party equipment service lacks merit: ACCE A response to Patrick Hope's editorial calling for greater regulation

Elevating HTM out of the basement Seven tips to demonstrate the value of your team to the organization

Service sells equipment: contract negotiation insights for providers

John W. Mitchell , Senior Correspondent
From the August 2018 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine

Pity the imaging department director when administration finds out that the hospital spent twice the average cost of service for an ultrasound unit. It may sound far-fetched but, according to a three-year retroactive study, such is the case for 10 percent of hospitals in the country.

The study, conducted by Alpha Source and published in 2016, evaluated service finances for 673 identical ultrasound units in hospitals, physician offices, and imaging centers from 2011 to 2014. The study also found that a quarter of all hospitals spent 50 percent more than the average service contract cost.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Source-Ray, Inc. - Innovations In Portable X-Ray

SRI is a leading Developer, Manufacturer & Supplier of Innovative Portable Imaging Equipment. We offer Lightweight, Agile, Easy to Maneuver Portable X-Ray Systems ideal for maneuvering in tight spaces. Call us at 631-244-8200



So how can providers make sure they’re not overspending? Well, for one thing, it pays to read service contracts closely and between the lines.

Donal Teahan
So how can providers make sure they’re not overspending? Well, for one thing, it pays to read service contracts closely and between the lines.

“Everyone signs a base service contract,” Donal Teahan, senior director of practice development in the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Health, told HealthCare Business News. “Most current contracts are based on old business formats with vendors selling what they want not what we actually need. Vendors need to think about service offerings outside of patient scan hours that do not impact the ability to treat patients. Our patient hours are first and second shift. Elective service should be third shift.”

Teahan explained that costs for service are secondary to uptime for NYU. “We have a capacity challenge, not a volume problem”.

“Any service during scanning hours is a lost opportunity,” said Teahan. “Service is not just a cost of doing business … we want our scanners up and functioning all the time.”

Teahan is passionate about the subject of service and keeps a finger on the pulse of the sector. As such, he counsels that a service contract might seem like a good deal if it includes all the PMs (preventive maintenance). But the catch is when the PMs or system upgrades take place during patient hours. It is as important to negotiate hours of coverage not just what is covered.

Teahan said it’s surprising how often providers agree to contracts and end up paying high hourly rates for coverage that should be included upfront.
  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 >>

Parts And Service Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

做广告
提升您的品牌知名度
拍卖+私人销售
获得最好的价格
买设备/配件
找到最低价格
每日新闻
阅读最新信息
目录
浏览所有的DOTmed用户
DOTmed上的伦理
查看我们的伦理计划
金子分开供营商节目
接收PH要求
金子服务经销商节目
接收请求
提供保健服务者
查看所有的HCP(简称医疗保健提供商)的工具
工作/训练
查找/申请工作
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
获取配件报价
最近证明
查看最近通过认证的用户
最近额定
查看最近通过认证的用户
出租中央
租用设备优惠
卖设备/配件
得到最划算
服务技术员论坛
查找帮助和建议
简单的征求建议书
获取设备报价
真正商业展览
查找对设备的服务
对这个站点的通入和用途是受期限和条件我们支配 法律公告 & 保密性通知
物产和业主对 DOTmed.com,公司 Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
版权所有