A major obstacle to negotiating a service contract is what level of agreement is needed for different types of devices. Service contracts can range from full service/parts/work on-call service up to once a year preventive maintenance contracts. Service level requirements may also vary for the same equipment between hospitals due to staff training, protocols, and frequency of equipment change. For example, endoscopes in the surgical and endoscopic suite tend to have a higher failure rate. Scopes are sensitive devices managed by a large number of employees (doctors, surgical nurses/CHIR, spD, etc.), so they usually require a full service contract â€“ including spare parts, work, and even exchanges. Gaps in Service Contracts: A hole in coverage â€“ This type of gap occurs when the coverages or services you thought you would get aren`t really in the contract and need to be paid out of pocket. For example, lack of coverage for overtime expenses, travel expenses, parts, loans or training. OptionsA thunder of iced chocolate can contain more than 250 calories, so always having healthy alternatives on hand could be a wise habit. As with donuts, there are alternatives to the standard service contract offered by the OEM. Service contracts for healthcare equipment are available through ISOs and EMMP (Equipment Maintenance Management Program). ISOs can use many types of medical devices. A quick internet search can lead to pages with options you can choose from. An EMMP offers coverage for most types of electronic devices, both medical and non-medical, with a considerable discount with the ability to use your preferred service organization.
By researching all your options before purchasing a service contract for healthcare equipment, you can remove holes, greases, and preservatives from your device`s maintenance regime forever. A service contract for healthcare equipment is a contract where by which the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or independent service provider (ISO) undertakes to perform corrective and/or preventive work on medical equipment at an agreed price for a specified period. Coverage may include on-site repairs, depot repairs, scheduled maintenance, spare parts, loan units, and consumables. Administrators should understand that different service options are available, ranging from time and material coverage to full service, preventive maintenance, or service contracts only for deposit services. What do donuts and service contracts have in common? An example of a business relationship, governed by an SLA, could be a customer who is a medical technology company that wants to use the services of a service provider to provide furnishing and training services to hospitals that purchase the customer`s medical devices. . . .