Increasingly complex medical technologies coupled with the rising expectations of diversified stakeholders demands the focused expertise that Gevity biomedical specialists offer. Our experts have proven know-how in biomedical technology:
- Procurement and integration
- Planning and costing
- Project management
- Clinical Engineering Department support
Procurement and Integration:
- Technical Tenders
- Integration Planning
- Training Plans
As part of client teams, our experts evaluate technical responses to RFPs for the replacement, development and servicing of biomedical equipment and solutions, taking into consideration the existing pool of equipment and client requirements.
In order to secure fault-free solution integration, the Gevity team coordinates with equipment manufacturers’ technical experts to bridge the gap between technologies, on both the hardware and software levels.
Following the acquisition of medical devices, maintenance planning is an essential component to prevent downtime events, to ensure continuous and safe operation, and to maximize asset investment. We recommend adopting a maintenance plan (service-call based, full or front-line maintenance) based on the available budget, technical resources and expertise, as well as the asset value and expected equipment life expectancy.
Where required by the complexity for large-scale acquisitions, a training plan for clinical and technical professionals that minimizes the impact on trainees’ work schedules and details the best use of biomedical technologies can be proposed.
Planning and Costing:
- Hospital construction
- Technical watch
Our experts can assist in planning and costing healthcare facilities and services.
We have experience coordinating with physicians, physicists, manufacturers, contractors,and architects at all construction phases, providing recommendations on equipment positioning, location, installation.
We have the ability to calculate purchase, procurement, production, distribution and administration costs of a specific unit or an entire healthcare facility, and provide recommendations on cost optimization in order to remain within a specified budget.
The Gevity team can design workflows for an efficient technological watch; notifying clinical and technical departments when issues arise and recommending appropriate action.
- Major Purchasing Initiatives
Gevity specialists offer significant relevant experience pertaining to biomedical technologies relocation, activation and major purchasing initiatives.
Following the redesign, restructuring or the construction of a new healthcare facility (whether department, unit, building, pavilion or hospital), our team can plan the efficient relocation and activation of equipment within the project baseline. For major purchasing initiatives, our experts can develop a business case, presenting the pros and cons for the new acquisition, replacement or the upgrade of biomedical technologies.
Clinical Engineering Department Support:
- Best Practices
- Preventive Maintenance Planning
Gevity’s leading edge tools and methodologies such as audits, benchmarking, best practices and preventive maintenance planning ease set up and support of clinical engineering departments.
Through tactful audits, we can identify the strengths and weaknesses of a specified department; recommend best practices (favouring accountability and transparency) and process improvement, all while underlining the likely impact. We can work with your team to attain their goals, for example to reach Health Canada accreditation.
In order to assess the performance of clinical engineering departments, Gevity applies benchmarking techniques such a surveys, questionnaires and process mapping. Following a thorough analysis, we identify areas requiring improvement, and recommend the monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) to retain a high performance level.
An essential component of a clinical engineering department is preventive equipment maintenance planning. On a global scale, Gevity has the ability to customize new, acquired or in-house Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) ensuring efficient monitoring of interventions through KPIs. On a small scale, our team can recommend a preventive management plan for your technology based on related equipment criteria (historic corrective repair cost, failure of impact, contract services), resource availability and client expectations.
For more information please contact the Branch Office nearest you, or:
Sebastien Roy, P. Eng., Vice President