OPTIMIZATION OF THE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
In the context of the increasing costs of the medical equipment maintenance services in the recent years, as a result of the continuous development of the complexity of health technologies, the obvious shortage of specialized technical staff and the acute outsourcing of maintenance, clinical engineering structures in our hospitals are constantly looking for solutions to maximize device availability, ensure safety, performance and clinical efficiency, while reducing maintenance costs and increasing reliability. Performing maintenance operations at the intervals recommended by the manufacturers in the operating manuals or using another periodic preventive maintenance based on the experience of technicians and evidence from the service history of the equipment, as well as the selection of the most appropriate types of contracts are the main managerial challenges of optimizing the maintenance process. The integrated approach of these elements and the evaluation of clinical, technical and financial factors in the life of medical equipment are the pillars of the development of the most appropriate maintenance strategies, which tend to achieve a balance between performance, risk and cost.
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