A high-ROI clinical engineering (CE) program is one that enhances revenue, productivity, the speed and quality of patient care. It’s also one that’s earned the respect of your hospital leadership, and a seat at their table.
You don’t get there just by fixing medical equipment when it breaks down, or basing CE decisions on hunches, personal preferences, or incomplete data.
Rather, your CE department should be increasing the utilization, uptime and lifecycle of all medical technology under your care, while shrinking their total cost of ownership—and dramatically so.
Below we break down essential traits and outcomes of organizations that have taken their CE program from ho-hum to high-ROI.
|Overall Snapshot of a High-Performing Clinical Engineering Department|
It’s a long list, yes, but you’ll notice many of the items listed above—in either column—are interrelated and facilitate or enable one another.