Baretich Engineering provides medical equipment planning and project management services. This includes selection, acquisition, and installation support for new equipment. It also includes planning for long-term capital equipment budgets, taking into account equipment condition, level of manufacturer support, technological obsolescence, clinical requirements, and other factors that influence the need for equipment replacement.
Because of uncertainty in the economy and the healthcare system, new technology initiatives are receiving greater scrutiny, equipment replacement planning is conducted with greater care, and implementation is subject to budget and schedule pressures. Effective planning and project management are essential.
Starting in 2009, Joint Commission standards for equipment selection and acquisition (EC.02.04.01 EP1) require consultation with equipment users and maintainers. It is essential for healthcare organizations to implement comprehensive multidisciplinary processes for technology planning.