The cost of delivering quality radiation oncology treatment is dominated by two factors; skilled, professional staff and the lifetime cost of the technology.
Tomorrow’s healthcare is characterized by the need to do more with less. Although the number of required treatments are increasing, funds available to reimburse costs will decrease, and therefore, costs will have to be controlled and reduced.
In recent years, the capital cost of technology has been increasing sharply with Varian, Elekta and others developing some great products. However, a large part of the lifetime cost of this technology is ongoing maintenance and service. A near monopoly has developed with the OEM controlling much more of the service than is normal for complex medical technology, causing annual costs to rise disproportionately. It is generally agreed that negotiating with a monopoly rarely leads to the optimum outcome for the buyer, which is why Acceletronics, as an Independent Service Organization, is so important to the future of your Cancer Clinic.
Failure to attack lifetime technology costs will inevitably result in a need to refocus reductions to investments in staffing. However, this would most definitely have a negative impact on patient experiences and outcomes. Therefore, re-visiting less expensive ways to maintain clinical uptime of equipment really does make sense!
Acceletronics is positioned to provide leverage to our customers by offering a quality alternative through our nationwide network of linear accelerator engineers and parts supply company. Typical savings of one third of annual maintenance costs, across all major brands and models including TrueBeam, are achieved using our ISO9001 compliant processes and procedures.
Acceletronics has been approved as a quality vendor of Linear Accelerator maintenance and repair services by Group Purchasing Organizations and Clinical Asset Managers such as Vizient (formerly VHA and MedAssets), HealthTrust, TriMedX and GE Integrated Care Solutions to name just a few.
Take advantage! Get a quotation from Acceletronics today and join the hundreds of sites who are protecting their future through proactive positive change and have become our long term, satisfied customers.
In addition to repair and maintenance services, Acceletronics offers turn-key capital technology solutions of refurbished, pre-owned Linear Accelerators to overcome economic barriers to serving patients in challenging demographic areas. We also offer disposal of excess equipment at fair market prices.