And it can do a lot more besides. All device management applications have inventory & work management, spare part stock control, contract management, MHRA medical device alerts, equipment libraries etc. (although with some of our competitors there may be additional charges for some of these), but do they also handle:
Naturally both are included in the same licence price – there are no added extras.
Try our e-Quip Web version There’s no need to log in, just choose a location from the drop-down list on the right and click Go. Once you have some data in the grid you can click the hyper- link on the left to open a record. Notice that the filters work just like Microsoft Excel column filtering: type a search value in the column header then choose a filter condition (Contains, Starts With, Equals etc) from the drop-down list, then click Apply Filter. Although the example above shows a very simple configuration, the browser application can be configured to show a great deal of information, including key performance indicators.
(Please note that the server hosting this application might not always be available. If the link fails please try again later)
Medical Device Managers in the UK operate within a framework of regulation and inspection designed to improve patient safety. The MHRA Device Bulletin DB2006(05) identifies the following responsibilities for Device Managers:
Implementing these policies will not only improve patient safety, but the financial benefits are significant. NHSLA level 3 compliance brings a 30% discount on CNST contributions. DB2006(05) also states “Good record-keeping is essential for the safe management of medical devices… The records should be maintained within one system wherever possible. ” The e-Quip family of software tools is the only integrated system which meets these requirements.
e-Quip AM (Asset-Management) is the newest medical device asset-management software to be released in the UK. There is no other system available which offers the ease-of-use, combined with power and flexibility of e-Quip AM. The design of the system was based on over 10 years experience working with some of the largest Medical Physics and EBME departments in the UK, listening to their requirements and taking into account their problems with existing systems.
These features alone make e-Quip AM an attractive choice for Medical Device Managers, but when combined with our unique pricing strategy, e-Quip AM becomes the only choice.
Best-in-class software tools do not have to be prohibitively expensive. In the past, medical device asset-management software has been massively over-priced. The reason for this is that suppliers are trying to recoup their development costs in as short a time as possible, and this means a high purchase price. Also, because the suppliers perceive that large hospitals are prepared to spend more, software is often sold with a limit on the number of concurrent users; the more users you need, the more you pay.
To us, this has never seemed logical – surely it costs the same to develop the software regardless of how many people in a hospital use it? This pricing policy is based purely on profit and runs completely counter to the customer’s requirements.
Our strategy is different. We are proud of our software and want you to use it as much as possible. We would prefer it if hundreds of people used e-Quip AM, not just Medical Physics or EBME. e-Quip AM does not have a purchase price! You don’t buy the software (in fact, you can’t buy the software). All we sell is an annual “right-to-use” licence – once you have purchase this you can use the software for 12 months, with as many users as you choose. There are absolutely no other costs.
Prepare to be astonished (in the right way!) when you see the power and features of e-Quip AM, and then look at the price tag.