Medical, Lab & IT Equipment Benchmarking & Analytics

Medical, Lab & IT Equipment Benchmarking & Analytics

August 04, 2020

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Use Interns to Help Find Savings (During COVID-19)

Hospitals continue to face challenges brought on by COVID-19, and hospital staff are all being asked to do more with less. This includes taking on the responsibilities and tasks of coworkers whose positions have been temporarily or permanently eliminated. In addition to putting more stress on hospital personnel and day-to-day operations, many hospitals report not having sufficient staff resources to complete all the activities that could save money – including on equipment costs.  Here is one way to get help to manage the extra workload.

Offer paid internships to students in your area looking for real-world healthcare industry experience. With COVID-19, many internships and part-time positions that are important learning opportunities for students and aspiring professionals have dried up. There is a growing, untapped pool of capable young minds that can be a helpful supplemental resource, particularly if they can help you find savings.

Connect with prospective interns through career services offices at area colleges and universities.  There are also a number of different online platforms that accept job/internship listings and can connect you with students looking for career opportunities. Offering internships can help young people learn about careers in healthcare, while providing additional, affordable labor to help your hospital complete important activities that can help you save.  In addition, the fresh perspectives, viewpoints, and tech-savvy habits of a student population could bring a welcome addition to your team. Don’t miss the opportunity to offer internships as another way to keep up with the demands of today’s complex hospital environment.

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."