It doesn’t matter if you are just opening your clinic or you are trying to manage your bottom line. The fact is that medical technology can be extremely expensive and, as medical care continues to become increasingly specialized, finding a medical equipment supply store that will suit your needs and your budget is also becoming increasingly difficult. The right store needs to offer more than just equipment. Here are some tips on what to look for in order to find the right supply shop for your needs.
Working with a company that is professionally affiliated with organizations such as AAMI (the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) and which employs certified biomedical equipment technicians is important. You want to make sure that the company stays on the cutting edge of technology and hires technicians who are able to properly care for and maintain the machinery that they sell.
Some supply stores offer used machines that have not been properly maintained. Used supplies can be more affordable than new but you do have to be careful. Poorly maintained equipment can be incredibly costly especially if patient lives have been put at risk by equipment failure.
Of course, as it continues to be used in a clinical setting, machines can be subject to quite a bit of wear and tear. That’s why it is critically important to find a supply store that has trained and experienced technicians who are capable of servicing your machines quickly, efficiently and effectively.
Some supply shops may not have a wide range of the equipment that your clinic or hospital needs to operate. Maintaining multiple equipment rental contracts can be expensive and can add to your administrative costs. If you like the idea of reducing the number of suppliers you deal with, choosing the right supply company becomes critically important.
There is nothing worse than dealing with a company and suddenly discovering that they have hidden fees that end up increasing your expenses beyond what you may have budgeted for. It is important to deal with a company that can provide you with clear guidelines of what routine servicing will cost you.
At A Better Biomed, we offer new and used ventilators and other technology that meets your clinic’s needs. We offer competitively priced servicing plans that will ensure that the machinery you need is serviced on a regular basis. We would love to meet with you to determine your needs and provide you with the supplies that will keep your facility running smoothly and affordable.