Medical, Lab & IT Equipment Benchmarking & Analytics

Medical, Lab & IT Equipment Benchmarking & Analytics

June 18, 2010

Miga Solutions News

Miga Solutions Supports Haiti Earthquake Relief with Medical Equipment Donation

Plymouth, MN – June 18, 2010 – Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January, Miga Solutions and its customers, partners and friends responded with the donation of badly needed medical equipment and supplies to aid the massive relief effort. The first container of equipment and supplies was shipped in late January and included surgical instruments and tables, surgical lights, transport stretchers and critically needed trauma supplies such as syringes and dressings. Miga will continue to provide equipment in future shipments as the needed equipment becomes available.

To date, Miga has collaborated with several organizations that are actively involved in the ongoing relief in Haiti including doctors from the Mayo Clinic Program in Underserved Global Health, Operation Blessing International and the American Refugee Committee. The donated equipment and supplies will be used both in field trauma units as well as public health facilities that are working with badly compromised medical infrastructure.

“The magnitude of this disaster is staggering – the devastation to the entire country of Haiti is unimaginable and access to basic health services is vital for the Haitian community,” said Miga Solutions CEO, Peter Robson. “Our hearts go out to those who were affected by the earthquake and we will continue to do all we can to help provide equipment and supplies needed by the global medical responders operating in Haiti.

The rebuilding process for Haiti is going to be challenging and will take time. Resources are still very limited and basic medical equipment is critically needed. Miga remains committed to helping the Haitian community with its rebuilding process and will continue to accept donations of usable equipment and supplies that can be directed to Haiti. If you would like to donate equipment, supplies or funds to support this need, please contact Miga at info@migasolutions.com or (800) 913-MIGA (6442)

About Miga Solutions

Since 2004, Miga Solutions has been helping hospitals generate significant annual savings by lowering the costs of their entire medical equipment lifecycle.

Hospitals in the US spend nearly $73B every year to purchase and maintain medical equipment.  Miga’s experience indicates that $9B of this annual spending can be saved if hospitals just had access to the information and tools they need to confidently identify and implement more cost effective equipment spending decisions.

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

CEO

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.”

COO

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."