Taking advantage of assumptions to save money in your laboratory.
Given the constraints of an ever changing medical system we are constantly tasked with improving or maintaining outcomes and lowering cost at the same time. This is a daunting task that cannot happen with the status quo. It seems impossible to achieve but, it is achievable in certain spaces within healthcare.
One of these areas is the Pathology laboratory. If we take a more in-depth look at the laboratory you will find that the technology in that space has basically stayed the same over the last 20 to 30 years. Yes, we have touch screens and some other electronics, but the basic function of the equipment is unchanged.
New is not a quality criteria per se. Because it is new does not mean that it is of higher quality. Each year thousands of dollars are budgeted and spent in healthcare facilities around the globe for new equipment. The unconscious assumption is that the technology is superior and the quality is higher. Nothing can be further from the truth. The reality is that new technology is not time-tested, and the build quality is untested in the histology laboratory. Think about the number of times a new piece of equipment is installed in a laboratory, and the machine fails soon afterwards. The question that must be asked, is the value in new technology worth the risk over the value of time-tested equipment? More to the point, is it worth the risk and the cost premium of 30-60% for new equipment?
I want to suggest that we take a different approach to this process and still have high quality outcomes, but with a much lower cost to the institution. If I was to say we could maintain quality and lower the cost to your facility, would you be interested?
Medical Equipment Source (MES) has a solution, based in our ability to remanufacture existing pathology equipment. What we want you to consider is that we remanufacture your existing equipment on an ongoing and as needed basis. The benefit to the Hospital is quantifiable and immediate. The acquisition cost is significantly lower than new equipment and at a minimum of open market remanufactured pricing. Therefore, for approximately a 1/3rd of the cost of new equipment, you can maintain the quality of care, lower your capital outlay, and free up capital for other areas of need or new technology. It is environmentally responsible at the same time.
Our proprietary MES remanufacturing process fully reconditions the machines, including identifying and replacing the key components designed to fail first. We are restoring the value of equipment that has a proven longevity to its like-new state. We back up this equipment with full warranties and PM Service programs. The result is a smooth and efficient functioning lab with reduced downtime while using only a fraction of your budget.
Reach out to MES to learn about how our services can keep your lab functioning at optimal levels. And, if you call within the next 48 hours we will throw in a pet frog. Call us at 888-633-5849.