At Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Optimizing Medical Device Parts Management

At Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Optimizing Medical Device Parts Management

Posted Nov 16, 2021 from
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At Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Boyd Hutchins, director of healthcare technology management, has been leading an innovative process to optimize medical device parts management. At a time in healthcare when every cost needs to be scrutinized and rationalized, leaders at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, have been saving $10,000 a month in cost savings on repairs and a 65-percent average cost savings per repair, per medical device. 

Faced with extended return times for averaging 88 days frequent recalls and price increases, the hospital turned to the Aurora, Ohio-based PartsSource, a healthcare services online marketplace and largest provider of medical replacement products, to obtain a platform that could provide data-driven decision support to simplify the procurement of medical device products and services from an evidence-based marketplace. With the recent addition of more than 1 million facilities products to support clinical engineering and facilities management healthcare teams, the hospital can purchase facilities products to manage costs, ensure quality and reduce staff time spent procuring equipment.

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