Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Enlisting an equipment planner for the success of your construction project can make all the difference. In recent experience, one of our clients realized that difference to the tune of over $130,000 in savings! This was the result of a significant reduction in the total of a quote for patient monitoring.
Hospital Administration and the department director worked with a vendor to obtain a quote on monitors for their new Infusion Clinic, a quote that came in shockingly higher than our client normally sees for this level of care.
We conducted a series of discussions: with our client about their standards of care, with the hospital about their projected needs for the department, and with the vendor about their product options. From these talks we developed a solution that met the unique needs of the department's patient population while still adhering to corporate goals and standards.
The initial quote was developed with some misunderstanding about the level of technology needed, and the final quote offered compromise with the majority of monitors configured to standard and a few with additional parameters for enhanced patient care.
These changes dropped the quote by $130,000 and brought the monitors back within budget!
About Partners' Construction Equipment Planning Services
Partners has specialized exclusively in healthcare services for over 20 years. We offer the flexibility to select only those services most appropriate for your project: Inventory and Assessment of Existing Equipment, Preliminary Equipment Budget, Design Phase Support, Construction Phase Support, Procurement Assistance. Call us at 1-800-270-7582 to find out firsthand why "It's Good to Have a Partner!"
Posted on 08/30/2016 1:13 PM by Karen Harrison
Friday, 18 March 2016
A recent NPR story details the typical ER experience and explains how hospitals might modify their procedures to improve patient satisfaction and prevent the empowered modern patient from seeking care elsewhere. Check it out here.
Posted on 03/18/2016 8:13 AM by Karen
Friday, 08 January 2016
This Friday afternoon, Partners Healthcare Group enjoyed a belated holiday party at The Escape Game Nashville. If you haven't been, it's an adventure you don't want to miss. Here's a glimpse into our experience:
Stress levels were soaring, pulses were racing, and the clock was ticking. With each passing minute, away went our hopes of making it out in time. It was going to take all of us to break free, and we knew it. We had to team up, focus hard, and give it our all. The room was abuzz with chatter and voices shouting out numbers and words - a cacophany of attempted solutions to puzzles. Objects were being thrown about in a desperate attempt to beat the clock. Despite the chaos and confusion, our resolve did not falter. In the end, we watched as one shaking hand tried the doorknob. For a split second when the door opens we stood in disbelief before erupting into cheers and hollers and hi-fives. We did it. WE ESCAPED!
Posted on 01/08/2016 4:57 PM by Karen
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
You may want to. It's projected that ED Observation Units could equal $3 billion in savings per year nationally. This is attributed to the efficiency gains and shorter stays created by ED Observation Units. Learn more at Modern Healthcare.
Posted on 11/12/2014 1:21 PM by Michelle
Thursday, 06 November 2014
Current data indicates healthcare reform has not resulted in the significantly increased healthcare spending as was the expected outcome. Read more at Modern Healthcare.
Posted on 11/06/2014 1:36 AM by Karen