New Healthcare Initiatives and your Life Saving Equipment
The advent of New Healthcare Initiatives has become the cause of many healthcare institutions to have to tighten their spending budgets not only for CAPEX initiatives but even more so for OPEX. At the same time there is enormous pressure on hospitals to improve quality of care, reduce errors and comply with federal regulations like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These OPEX cuts have hit department directors and facility managers especially hard, they must continue to provide the healthcare facilities with all services and maintenance programs they support with less and less money.
A Hospital complex today is a full blown digital enterprise and as a result has many UPS and Battery systems that provide back-up power for various business and patient care critical equipment in all parts of the complex, including but not limited to: IT, Communications, Imaging, Various labs and of course Emergency Lighting and Life Safety. These UPS’s often from different manufacturers, of different vintages and all requiring their own set of maintenance procedures. Further exacerbation of the problem is the fact that each of these UPS’s are also controlled by different departments each with their own budgets and service contracts, making central management of funding and quality of service that much harder.
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how important it is that the MRI stays running or that the lab results get to the doctors on time; that the Data Center and all peripherals stays fully operational or even that a short power abnormality doesn’t effect a CT/ PET scan reading.
The fact that there are multiple vendors and multiple service contracts not only leads to wasted capitol as each vendor is charging for a single system or department and not giving any discount for multiple systems. Simply bundling the maintenance of the multiple UPS’s into one contract could save your hospital thousands. But it’s not only money that can be saved it’s time. By having one company to call when something happens you no longer have to worry about whom to call for which UPS, and you would have a partner to help you as future needs arise. Such as do I really need a UPS on each MRI or can I simply have one large UPS supporting them all?
Jantech Services as a provider of multi-vendor UPS and UPS battery Maintenance is capable of providing maintenance service for all of your UPS and UPS batteries as well as other products such as PDU’s and Static Switches. We can work with you to do a complete site survey of all of the UPS systems in your facility and then provide a quotation for maintenance on all of the UPS, often saving thousands of dollars a year. Even if you are satisfied with your current service providers, the information gathered from our site survey would be an invaluable second opinion that may also save you money.