Capital &

Equipment Management

  • TKA’s equipment management program aims to deliver improved operational outcomes through the following initiatives
    Increasing productivity of available equipment
  • Reducing maintenance and management costs through the use of technology and onsite staff
  • Mitigating the risks and costs associated with product recalls or modifications
  • Facilitating compliance with regulatory and recordkeeping requirements and manufacturers’ specifications on tracking and maintenance of medical equipment

TKA is responsible for operations of each hospital’s biomedical departments, including the management of biomedical service contracts and the providing of preventive maintenance and repair services with respect to all in-scope clinical engineering equipment.

We maintain a comprehensive inventory/database of all medical equipment at each hospital within the new TEAM software module. Our preventative maintenance is managed through this software to drive and coordinate activities.

In collaboration with in-house Finance Departments, TKA works to consolidate all budgets related to these services. The cost of repairs for all equipment is covered under the overall contract between TKA and each health system. Furthermore, TKA is accountable and responsible for all expenditures for these services. Although we do not manufacture any medical equipment, our business entails the assumption of financial risk associated with the repair and maintenance of medical equipment.

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Case Study: Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

TKA’s in-sourced, centralized delivery model came to the rescue at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in early 2014.

TKA’s in-sourced, centralized delivery model came to the rescue at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in early 2014. When the Allura Xper FD10 Electro Physiology Lab at the Hospital experienced a malfunction, the in-house TKA technicians with access to the system were able to successfully view error logs and troubleshoot the issue. The technicians found that the chiller contained a small leak, which pulled air into the pump, causing it to lose prime. They determined this leak as the source of the error.

The technicians called the equipment manufacturer to obtain a quote for a new chiller. The replacement chiller was estimated to cost $32,111.51, plus shipping costs from Germany.

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