Medical, Lab & IT Equipment Benchmarking & Analytics

Medical, Lab & IT Equipment Benchmarking & Analytics

January 26, 2022

Market Alerts

Market Alert: Possible Shortages of AED Accessories

This market alert is being sent in response to a growing number of requests from hospitals for help finding AED accessories.

As you probably know, AEDs require FDA approval for use. You probably also know about new FDA requirements that AED accessories – batteries, pads, electrodes etc. – now also require FDA approval. What you may or may not be aware of is that the new FDA requirement for AED accessories technically went into effect in February, 2020, but was delayed to give healthcare providers time to transition (where applicable) to FDA-approved AED accessories. The new deadline is February 3, 2022 – just 8 days from now. With this deadline quickly approaching, hospitals have been scrambling to ensure they have adequate inventory on-hand, and there are currently shortages of certain critical AED accessory products.

Verify your current inventory of AED accessories; increase orders if needed to ensure you get what you need. With a recent surge in demand as the deadline nears, suppliers are reporting insufficient inventory and a growing backlog of orders. Backorders are expected to continue for the time being, with global supply chain shortages and shipping delays adding to the problem.  

The ongoing pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the hospital supply chain. Don’t get caught short of the AED accessories your hospital needs. Despite the current and continuous supply chain challenges, there are steps you can take to be sure your hospital has the best chance in getting the critical products it needs. Need help figuring out AED accessories or finding other in-demand products? Miga Solutions would be glad to assist you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Know the right price.

And get it.

Having the right information saves hospitals time and money on medical equipment lifecycle costs.

Scott Bosch

Manager of Clinical Engineering

Park Nicollet Health Services

“The groups responsible for managing technology in our healthcare organization need data and analysis to manage costs and make informed decisions. Miga’s EVMS platform is an important and valuable resource that helps us make the right decisions for both our clinical priorities and budget.”

Matt Werder

Chief Technology Officer

Hennepin County Medical Center

“Miga’s data is key to helping us be good financial stewards and validates we are using our resources wisely. The market intelligence provided by Miga’s EVMS platform has allowed us to save substantial amounts of money.”

"Miga’s ability to match equipment donated by their customers with the needs of our medical projects has been a most valuable and welcomed resource."

Jim Tierney


Suburban Radiology

“Miga’s data, analysis and expertise – in particular related to the fair market value of clinical equipment – is a critical resource we need to support strategic acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.”

Eric Hoag

Director, Corporate Strategy & Development

Allina Hospitals and Clinics

“Miga’s proprietary data and expertise was critical to our ability to close an acquisition deal quickly and with a high level of confidence in our valuation.”

Bill Barta

Corporate Director, System Imaging

Fairview Health Systems

“Miga’s objective information-based approach and understanding of the needs of hospitals makes them a valuable resource and helps us make the most cost effective spending decisions.”

Matt Blashill

Enterprise Director of Supply Chain

Lake Region Healthcare

"There’s a personal touch that sets Miga apart from their competitors. They don’t just offer great insights. They always take the time to provide additional analysis that is meaningful and actionable."

Dan Bazinet

Director of Clinical Engineering

Southcoast Health

“In all my years in health care, I’ve used a lot of benchmarking tools. Most simply repeat information passed along from others; Miga’s information tells me what’s really happening.”


Community Hospital

"Miga's negotiating skills save us time and money. And their unique understanding of the market means we’re always playing from a position of strength."

Supply Chain Director

Regional Healthcare System

“All suppliers claim to have excellent customer service. Miga actually walks the talk and always has our best interest at heart. We love working with them."