As a health clinic owner, you know how important it is to stock the highest quality medical equipment to take care of your patients' needs. If you can't offer the latest technology and treatments, you run the risk of losing clients to your competition. So, it's important to make some serious considerations when buying new equipment for your clinic. Here are a few crucial things to think about before making any financial commitments.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing medical equipment for your clinic is warranty options. Almost all pieces of new equipment you decide to invest in will come with a basic manufacturer's warranty, but you should be able to access extended warranty options for the expensive pieces of equipment. Ask your sales representative to provide you with a list of all warranty options that are available for each piece of equipment you are thinking about buying so you can compare the options and figure out which is likely to provide you with the most financial protection as time passes.
Ease of Repairs
It is also essential to think about the long-term need for various repairs as the medical equipment you buy ages. Depending on the manufacturer and design, each specific piece of equipment you consider purchasing will have their own unique components and performance values that will affect their ease of repairs when something goes wrong. Take the time to check out the specs of every piece of medical equipment you buy and consult with a professional medical equipment repair technician to determine how easy or hard and affordable or expensive repairs will likely be in the years to come.
Maintenance is something you'll be responsible for throughout the life of your new medical equipment, so choose options that won't require a lot of money or time to keep them in optimal condition. Obtain a list of maintenance requirements for each piece of new medical equipment you'll be introducing to your clinic so you know what to expect in terms of ongoing time and money investments. You can use the lists to gather any accessories or tools you'll need for maintenance so you're fully prepared from the get-go. You should also take the time to get quotes from a technician for maintenance that requires a professional's expertise so you can budget accordingly each year.
These considerations should be added to a list of your own preferences, questions, and concerns so nothing important is overlooked while comparing medical equipment to one another.