Medical Equipment Planning
Medical Equipment Planning begins with a physical inventory of existing fixed and movable equipment items. The process also includes an objective assessment of the equipment's current condition in order to determine its remaining useful life.
Equipment budgeting is a critical element of the planning process because it establishes a monetary guideline to be followed for the duration of the project. It involves a departmentalized room-by-room listing of medical equipment requirements. Two key factors that directly impact the budget are the condition of existing equipment and the types of departments included in your project.
Equipment specification is a systematic approach for developing equipment requirements for major expansion programs taking into account the functional space program, required level of technology, budgetary guidelines, and reuse of existing equipment.
The process involves meticulous planning, tight adherence to schedules, and coordination with all those involved in the project. User input is accomplished through a series of departmental interviews. The end product is a fully specified plan of new requirements suitable for competitive bidding.
Installation of new equipment and relocation of existing equipment requires meticulous scheduling and coordination with vendors, department managers, movers, and the contractor. Precise sequencing of existing equipment relocation is critical to ensuring timely deliveries and proper installation of new equipment.