PartsSource, an ISO 9001:2015-certified provider of medical replacement parts, service and comprehensive technology solutions, has expanded its online procurement platform to deliver instant access to quality minor equipment. Healthcare technology management (HTM) teams can now quickly assess the quality, cost and availability of minor medical equipment from different OEMs, without shopping around, contacting multiple vendors and waiting for pricing, availability and call backs.
Broken and misplaced medical devices occur frequently in hospitals and pose risks to patient safety and wait times. When a device breaks or is lost, as frequently as weekly in some hospitals, talented clinical engineers can spend hours of valuable time searching for reasonably priced, quality replacement equipment. Hospitals need a reliable solution to access minor equipment quickly, so patients don’t wait.
“PartsSource has created a much-needed consolidated option – for parts, service and now purchase of minor medical equipment,” said Jeremy Cook, Senior Director of Healthcare Technology Management at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a 7-hospital system in Memphis, Tenn. “Now when we have routine minor capital needs or have to plan for special projects like building out a new space, we can do it with just one partner.”
Among the hundreds of new minor equipment options available, PartsSource has expanded its platform to include the most in-demand, high-quality infusion pumps, telemetry transmitters and patient monitors, with the goal of helping customers reduce minor equipment spend. The majority of the minor equipment portfolio features pricing up to 50% lower than the OEM and all in one place, eliminating the time it typically takes clinical engineers to research options, pricing and availability of much-needed patient equipment.
“Thousands of leading hospitals across the country use PartsSource every day and they inspire us to continually innovate and find ways to keep applying quality, efficiency and cost savings to achieve process reliability and spend visibility,” said Phil Settimi, MD, President and CEO at PartsSource. “This new offering is a direct response to customer needs for quick access to quality minor equipment. It’s the latest example of how we solve unmet needs in clinical engineering to drive evidence-based decisions that impact patient care.”
PartsSource maintains a Quality Management System, inclusive of policies, procedures and processes, which encompasses and complies with International Standard, ISO 9001. Through this expanded offering, PartsSource now also includes up to 12 months of warranty coverage on minor equipment. In addition, PartsSource provides reporting to show annual spend and tracking of minor equipment purchases to help clinical engineering manage spend and uncover savings opportunities. PartsSource will continue to expand its offering of minor equipment to best serve the needs of HTM customers.
Christopher Cumberbatch, Director of Clinical Engineering at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, a 500-bed nonprofit teaching hospital in Brooklyn, NY, turned to PartsSource when the hospital needed to replace minor equipment. “The turnaround time to get the minor equipment quickly was expedited compared to what I had experienced using other vendors,” said Cumberbatch. “Now, PartsSource is my first go-to when I need to purchase non-repairable replacement equipment. We couldn’t ask for a better solution.”
PartsSource’s proprietary procurement platform eliminates friction from the healthcare supply chain by delivering evidence‐based decision support for healthcare technology management (HTM). Through integrated workflows and standardized processes, PartsSource empowers HTM teams to make data-driven decisions, manage long-tail spend, increase equipment uptime and track the quality of clinical assets. To learn more about the value of proactively managing the lifecycle of clinical resources, visit PartsSource.com.