Are You Comparing Apples-to-Apples?
When evaluating purchase quotes for medical equipment, does your hospital apply benchmarking information based on item level comparison of your quote to other market prices? Given the ongoing complexity and variability in medical equipment configuration, only an item level analysis will give you a true “apples to apples” comparison and let you know if your price is good, or the right price you should pay to get the most savings.
Be certain to look at line item detail for each component – including hardware, software, accessories, service and more. This is the only way to allow a true apples-to-apples comparison of your quote configuration to identify any additional savings that may be available.
This approach requires you to receive supplier quotes with itemized details and pricing for each component. Have a quote that doesn’t include line item detail? Ask your supplier to provide an updated version with itemized pricing. This is the best way to know with confidence that your efforts are generating the greatest savings for your hospital.Tweet