DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Endroit courant :
>
> This Story

starstarstarstarstar (2)
Ouverture ou Registre to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

More Magazine Features

AI to workflow, breast imaging makes advances A look at the latest innovations reaching the healthcare marketplace

Taking the mystery out of breast density One state at a time, awareness is spreading across the country

The benefits of utilizing teleradiology For some providers, outsourcing image interpretation makes a world of difference

In PET and SPECT, getting more sensitive and working smarter A look at the newest systems on the market

The bumpy road to imaging access in rural America How mobile imaging solutions are bringing care to remote regions

See All Magazine Features  

Medical Devices Homepage

Onkos Surgical and Insight Medical partner to bring augmented reality to tumor surgery Could this become the new standard of care?

New research finds leadless pacemakers cause fewer complications than conventional option Will they become the new standard?

How companies create ‘disruptive’ medical devices Insights from the experts at MD&M East in New York City

US lawmakers seek exemption for medical devices under China tariffs Could hurt US manufacturers' ability to compete globally, and raise healthcare costs

FDA OK's Innovative Health to reprocess SJM's ViewFlex Xtra ultrasound catheter Part of a larger sea change toward better SUD reprocessing

Body Vision gets FDA nod for its navigation catheter Works with the LungVision Imaging and Navigation System

Device recalls skyrocket by 126 percent in first quarter of 2018 Software accounted for nearly a quarter of all recalls

Penn Medicine performs first cardiac ablation procedure with the AcQMap system in US Patient is recovering nicely

BrainScope One could reduce head CTs by one-third in ED setting May become part of standard of care

Appeals court overrules verdict in Johnson & Johnson hip implant lawsuit Was ordered to pay $151 million to plaintiffs originally

A LigaSure jaw blade goes through
inspection during reprocessing.
Image courtesy of Stryker
.

Contrats et commutateurs de mise à mort : les affaires du retraitement

par Lisa Chamoff , Contributing Reporter
From the January 2015 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine

Since becoming an early adopter of single-use device reprocessing back in 2002, St. Joseph Health System is now saving nearly $3 million a year for its 16 hospitals in California, West Texas, and Northern New Mexico, and diverting 80,000 pounds of medical waste from landfills.

St. Joseph didn’t achieve such a huge cost savings without some challenges. The first hurdle came with educating and communicating with physicians on the benefits of reprocessing equipment ranging from harmonic scalpels to electrophysiology catheters, something that’s been regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2000.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Servicing GE Nuclear Medicine equipment with OEM trained engineers

We offer full service contracts, PM contracts, rapid response, time and material,camera relocation. Nuclear medicine equipment service provider since 1975. Click or call now for more information 800 96 NUMED



More recently, the challenges have come from surgical supply vendors, who presumably aren’t happy with revenue lost to the reprocessing industry, which is expected to see tremendous growth. A report published by Transparency Market Research in September 2014 projected that the global reprocessed medical devices market was expected to grow at a 19 percent compound annual growth rate, reaching $2.58 billion in 2020.

James McManus, vice president of finance for St. Joseph Health System, says they had to take a bit of a hard line with some of their vendors.

“We were pretty upfront with the OEMs, saying we are a reprocessing organization and we expect you to respect that,” McManus says. “Most organizations we work with understand our position.”

Some vendors have included wording in contracts to inhibit single-use device reprocessing, something that officials at St. Joseph have had to actively look out for.

“There have been a couple contracts we have not signed because it specifically said we could not reprocess your products,” McManus says.

There are also contracts that provide a discount for not reprocessing to offset savings from reprocessed devices, which can cost 50 percent less than new ones. According to a buyer’s brief by MD Buyline, a new ultrasound catheter can cost anywhere from $2,200 to $2,744, while a reprocessed one can cost a little more than $1,500. A new long shears curved harmonic scalpel could cost $368 to $629, but a reprocessed one might only cost $170 to $225.

But even when the savings from reprocessing wasn’t better than the discount, “we felt it was more important for us to stick with our beliefs on reprocessing,” McManus says.

  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - ... >>

Medical Devices Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Publicité
Développez la notoriété de votre marque
Enchères + Ventes Privées
Obtenir le meilleur prix
Acheter des équipement / pièces
Trouver le meilleur prix
Infos du jour
Lire Les dernières nouvelles
Annuaire
Consulter tous les utilisateurs DOTmed
Éthique concernant DOTmed
Voir notre programme d'éthique
L'or partie le programme de fournisseur
Recevoir des demandes PH
Programme de marchand de service d'or
Recevoir des demandes
Fournisseurs de soins de santé
Voir tous les outils des HCP (abréviation pour les professionnels de la santé)
Les travaux/Formation
Trouver / combler un poste
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Obtenir des devis de pièces
Certification Récentes
Voir les utilisateurs récemment certifiés
Evaluation Récentes
Voir les utilisateurs récemment certifiés
Central de location
Louer de l’équipement à moindre prix
Vendre des équipements / pièces
Obtenir le maximum d'argent
Service le forum de techniciens
Trouver de l'aide et des conseils
Simple demande de propositions
Obtenir des devis pour des appareils
Expo Virtuelle
Trouver des services d'appareils
L'Access et l'utilisation de cet emplacement est sujet aux modalités et aux conditions du notre de nos MENTIONS LEGALES & DONNEES PERSONELLES
Propriété de et classe des propriétaires DOTmedà .com, inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
TOUS DROITS RÉSERVÉS