Building, designing, and planning a medical facility are challenging even with today’s modern medical equipment planning consultants and efficient contractors. You need to spend hours planning the project and communicating with stakeholders and providers. And you also need to worry about your clinical team’s daily patient care operations.
To make your life easier, medical equipment planning consultants can help you out. They understand the challenge you are facing, and they will provide you with services to make planning easier and the transition of your project smoother. They can also help you avoid costly mistakes.
Equipment Planning and Implementation
You cannot just shut down any part of your facilities for renovation or construction. Unlike most industries, the healthcare industry does not run out of patients. Denying your patients the care they need because of your project can be a huge problem.
This is the reason why you should do equipment planning quickly and properly. A medical planning consultant can help you make and realize your equipment plan with little to no distractions and disruptions in your operations and patient care.
Besides the interruptions, you also need to consider the costs, equipment loss, and potential construction reworks. Not doing so will ruin your project returns and may put your organization in the red. Remember that regardless of how big your facility is, the cost of the equipment you want to procure for your project can easily eat up 25 to 30 percent of your project’s budget.
Medical equipment planning consultants can keep your losses to a minimum—especially during your project’s equipment procurement phase—and keep your budget tight but workable. They will also help you by providing you with accurate quotes from leading providers of the equipment you need.
Transition and Activation
The last phase of your project will involve transitioning your operations and activation of the new or renovated facility. Medical equipment consultants will help you create a timeline and milestone calendars to ensure that everything goes smoothly and happens promptly.
After all, this phase can be tricky, as you must ensure that the integration of the new medical equipment in your operations will mesh well with other equipment and facilities. You must also consider its connection and information exchange with other infrastructure and disparate systems like acoustics, audiovisual, security, and information technology.
Medical equipment planning consultants will help you with all the hurdles to ensure that the process will proceed without a hitch and not stress you and your staff once you open and include the facility in your operations.
You Need a Medical Equipment Planning Consultant
Stress and financial losses are two of your biggest enemies when you need to plan to construct, renovate, or relocate a medical facility. With projects like this that can easily cost millions, you cannot haphazardly treat it like a walk in the park.
Know that the medical equipment industry is robust, and there are more than 30,000 manufacturers that will vie for your attention and try to profit from you. That alone can make you crazy, and it does not help that these manufacturers update the technology they use and the specifications of their products constantly.
A medical equipment planning consultant can help you lighten your load and ensure you will not fall into common pitfalls when working with huge and costly construction projects. They can provide you additional objective perspectives and insights that can help you reach the best possible decision for your organization.
VOC Associates Has The Experience You Need
VOC Associates has completed medical equipment planning projects of all sizes. From single facilities to multiple laboratories and medical facilities, we know the details involved and how to implement them. Visit our website or call (216) 284-4430 today!