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HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

A PERFECT BALANCE OF COSTS AND BENEFITS

Investing in the latest healthcare technology often involves high costs. CHG-MERIDIAN can identify when investments are really worthwhile for hospitals and care facilities.

Medical equipment and IT are merging

Healthcare without IT is unthinkable these days, as it plays an increasingly important role in many work processes. This trend is set to continue, and medical equipment and IT will be linked even more closely in the future. The Federation of German Healthcare IT Providers (bvit) states in its 2016 sector report that already more than 90 percent of practicing physicians and hospitals cannot function without IT. The study attaches similar importance to IT security and the integration of medical equipment and IT.

It is here that we aim to apply our experience in a wide range of technology environments to extend our business model into the healthcare technology sector. Our extensive network enables us to find the right partner for your specific needs during every phase.

Juggling patient well-being and economic challenges

By implementing efficient technology management it is possible to improve patient care while reducing overall costs. Your personal advisor at CHG-MERIDIAN will perform a detailed portfolio analysis of your medical equipment infrastructure.

Where is equipment being used and how was it funded? Together with our partners we also take this further. Where is there an oversupply or undersupply of technical equipment? How are maintenance costs developing? Can the procurement of consumables be optimised?

We can help you with our commercial and technical expertise:

  • Harmonisation of equipment inventories
  • Replacement of unsuitable technology
  • Reduction of number of suppliers
  • Profitable disposal of old equipment
  • Streamlining of processes

 

Our customised business concepts generate significant savings for you and raise your patient care to the highest level.

You will benefit from leaner processes, reduced complexity, greater transparency, and lower administrative expenses.

TRANSPARENT COST CONTROL

TESMA®

TESMA® gives you full transparency of the equipment that we supply and the related service data, in regard to both technical and commercial aspects. Whether you use it is as a centralised application or as the perfect add-on thanks to its many open interfaces, whether you use it to order equipment, allocate costs to patients, or comply with documentation requirements, TESMA® will adapt to your healthcare organisation flexibly and according to each department’s needs.
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LIFECYCLE MODEL

EVERYTHING REVOLVES AROUND YOUR SUCCESS

Even though every technology project is different, we can make things easier for you with a single model-based methodology: our tried-and-tested three-phase model. It forms the basis for our comprehensive expert support over the entire healthcare lifecycle – and beyond.
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THREE-PHASE MODEL

360-DEGREE FOCUS ON YOU

Three interlocking phases making one complete whole mean that we are by your side from start to finish – in every phase of your technology project. Our extensive network enables us to find the right partner for your specific needs during every phase.
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PREPARATION PHASE

GOOD PREPARATION IS KEY

End-to-end customised business concepts require a broad perspective. We thoroughly analyse the funding options for your project and provide you with comprehensive advice while always thinking ahead. We thus lay the foundations that will make sure your project is a lasting success.

CONSULTING

HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS

  • Determining the assets on the basis of portfolio analysis
  • Identifying scenarios for cost savings
  • Documenting and analysing the existing portfolio of medical and IT equipment

PROCUREMENT

PROCUREMENT PROCESS

  • Supporting and monitoring procurement processes
  • Negotiating with manufacturers
  • Managing the ordering and delivery process
  • Tracking assets with TESMA®
PRODUCTIVE PHASE

EFFICIENT OPERATION AT ALL TIMES

Efficient productivity requires the logical use of all resources. We support you throughout the entire useful life – as a single, expert provider.

ROLLOUT

DEPLOYMENT

  • Delivery and installation by preferred partners
  • Documentation of new clinical equipment and software
  • Funding for technical upgrades

SUPPORT

SERVICE INTEGRATION

  • Cost management for guarantee and service concepts

CONSUMABLES MANAGEMENT

  • Management of consumables
  • Portfolio monitoring with TESMA®

MANAGED EQUIPMENT SERVICE

  • Fixed costs for service, delivery, and replacements

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Flexible funding concepts in accordance with international financial reporting standards
  • Budget optimisation
  • Patient-specific invoicing and allocation of expenditure
END-OF-LIFE PHASE

THINKING BEYOND THE END

A sophisticated end-of-life process will benefit you in many ways. Our service extends from collecting assets to certified data erasure. And we carry out our professional remarketing and disposal in line with the principles of green IT.

ROLLBACK

END OF LIFE

  • De-installation
  • Logistics service & documentation
  • Certified data erasure (BSI and DoD compliant)
  • Remarketing
  • Environmentally responsible disposal
TESMA®

EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX TECHNOLOGIES

The technology and service management system known as TESMA® is at the heart of the lifecycle. As a result, it provides you with an overview of all commercial and technical aspects at all times. All key business information is transparent and available to you in real time.

TESMA®

  • Creates full transparency throughout the entire technology lifecycle
  • Takes into account commercial and technical aspects

Our lifecycle model illustrates how CHG-MERIDIAN successfully supports you in every phase of your technology project.

FLEXIBLE FINANCE AND EFFECTIVE SUPPORT FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

CHG-MERIDIAN provides flexible financing, effective support, and technology lifecycle management that adds value.

CHG-MERIDIAN ensures the financing of medical equipment and IT is flexible – together we can find a transparent, customised billing model to suit your needs. Only pay for what you are using in the way that is best for you: pay-as-you-earn, pay-per-patient, pay-per-theater, or as an overall financing package

We also help you to bring investment volumes into line with commercial targets (ROI, budget, costs) and financial reporting requirements (US GAAP, IFRS, etc.).

 

Effective support for smooth operation

Your personal advisor at CHG-MERIDIAN is there to help you with the successful implementation of your healthcare investments and their budget-friendly operation. He or she is your single point of contact, and you can speak directly to your advisor about the many services we offer, such as ordering, installing, maintaining, collecting, and remarketing medical and IT equipment:

  • End-to-end equipment tracking in TESMA®
  • Non-captive maintenance and warranty concepts
  • Temporary use of low-cost used or replacement equipment (in cooperation with selected partners)
  • Standardised management of consumables

A secure end to the equipment lifecycle that also adds value

If the product lifecycle of your healthcare technology ends, we offer you the choice of returning, upgrading, or continuing to use it. CHG-MERIDIAN and our partners ensure correct de-installation and complete removal.

Apart from creating value, our main concern is data protection. Equipment that cannot be remarketed is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way according to international standards. On request we can also carry out certified data erasure of disk drives and data storage media containing sensitive patient data, also based on international standards.

FLEXIBLE FINANCE MODELS - FOR HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

Overall financing

We can also offer an all-inclusive financing package where you pay one single installment for equipment and services. This could be anything from the financing of workplace PCs, medical imaging equipment, or a sterile laboratory to the fitting out of an entire cafeteria.

Pay-as-you-earn

With this individual financing method the costs are distributed throughout the useful life of the equipment. Your lease installments are based on the expected income and the usage of the equipment.

Pay-per-theater

If you want to finance your operating theater, we can quote a rate for the complete cost of an operating theater based on the operations performed.

Pay-per-patient

This flexible financing method matches your income streams. It evolves in line with the patient-based flat-rate fees and is also covered by these.

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