Healthcare asset management software enables healthcare organisations to get an overview of responsibilities of assets, planned maintenance, service requests, documentation on assets within hospitals, clinics, and service organisations. Asset documentation could be manuals, general information, contracts, and planning of preventative maintenance on personal level, group level and department level.
Asset management software made specifically for healthcare have a greater understanding of the benefits and challenges of managing assets in the healthcare segment. Asset management made for healthcare is aimed to be used by hospitals, healthcare institutions, clinics, home care providers, MedTech manufactures, and service companies.
The main target group of asset management software in healthcare is clinical engineering, IT, radiology, lab, dental, home care, administration such as finance, and many others.
Compared to other industries, in the healthcare industry it is crucial that all assets are maintained in an excellent condition to ensure patient safety. Especially, high risk and high device class medical assets, such as defibrillators and ventilators, must follow strict maintenance procedures in order to ensure patient safety.
Healthcare asset management software solutions can ensure regulatory compliance at the healthcare organisation. Depending on your location and governing body, there are various compliance that needs to be adhered to. Not adhering to local, national, or international regulatory compliance will not only affect your organisation’s operations and credibility but could also have devastating effects on patient safety.
Some, but not all, healthcare asset management solutions enable compliance with: Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN), European Database on Medical Devices (EUDAMED), European Medical Device Regulation (MDR), Unique Device Identification (UDI), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
Most healthcare organisations have internal review procedures and may request reports related availability of medical devices, downtime, amount of planned preventive maintenance the coming quarter, amount of unplanned maintenance, and work order turnaround times, only to mention a few. Asset management software made for healthcare can abide by these internal review procedures required by healthcare organisations.
There are many benefits with using healthcare asset management software. The benefits that will have the largest impact can vary based on the needs of the healthcare organisation.
Here are a few benefits that are common across the healthcare segment:
We have created an entire list of healthcare asset management software benefits that expands upon these mentioned benefits and many others.
There are several features in healthcare asset management software that are made to fit medical and organisational needs. All organisations and their needs are unique; therefore, we can only discuss from a general point of view.
Same as all organisations being unique, so are the healthcare asset management software as well. These software may vary in features they provide, future development roadmap, availability for customers to customise the software. Our healthcare asset management software solution made for the healthcare segment has the following features:
If you found this article relevant for your healthcare organisation and seem to need an asset management software solution, feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to discuss your needs to see if we might be a solution for your needs or at least guide you forward. It is entirely free, and we can provide a personalised demo to fit your healthcare environment (also free).
Our asset management solution software is managing more than 15 million medical assets daily in over 400 hospitals. We have more than 23 years of experience in the healthcare segment, and we are continuously developing our solutions to meet current and future needs within the industry.