Healthcare without IT is impossible these days, as it plays a critical role in patient care, ADT, revenue cycle, and post discharge care. IV pumps, patient monitors Rx systems all intercommunicate with each other, as well as, EHR and other mission critical IT software systems. This trend is set to continue, and clinical devices and IT will be linked even more closely in the future. The IT and clinical engineering departments are becoming one homogenous department with shared challenges of uptime, data integrity and security.
By implementing efficient technology management, it is possible to improve patient care while reducing overall costs. CHG-MERIDIAN can assess your current installed base of IT, diagnostic imaging, clinical and surgical assets and assist in their replacement.
What is the utilization of the asset? Where is it located? Is it owned, leased, or rented? How much are you paying in are maintenance costs? Do you have rhythm and rigor to IT and medical device technology refresh? Or, do you have fully depreciated assets on your books well past their useful lives that are costing more to maintain, and putting patients at risk?
We analyze, recommend, and assist in:
Our approach preserves capital and increases cash flow and asset utilization.
You will benefit from leaner processes, reduced complexity, greater transparency, and lower administrative expenses.
CHG-MERIDIAN ensures the financing of medical equipment and IT is flexible and competitive – together we can find tailor an operating or capital lease to suit your needs. Only pay for what you are using and provide a path for midlife upgrades or replacement based on your patient flow and physician requirements and retention goals.
CHG-MERIDIAN and our approved partners ensure correct de-installation and proper disposal of assets meeting the most stringent U.S. and European standards.
Your main concern is the protection of patient data. It’s ours too. That’s why we offer certified, HIPAA-compliant data erasure of PCs, servers, data storage, tablets, smartphones, printers, faxes and clinical devices. You get device specific certificates attesting to the destruction of the data or, the physical destruction and environmentally correct disposal of the asset.
One periodic payment covers the cost of equipment, installation and maintenance services. We offer operating leases, capital leases, and deferred payment plans to offset initial start-up costs for new service lines. Cash flow, DCOH, loan covenants or balance sheet concerns, we can structure the best payment plan for you.
As one of the world’s largest manufacturer independent providers of healthcare IT and medical device financing, we look out for your best interests. Manufacturer captive finance companies lock you into their parent company’s equipment offering. We finance what your clinicians want, irrespective of manufacturer. We can help you transition from one vendor to another as your requirements dictate.
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.
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.
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.
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.