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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Need for Asset Management Systems to Improve Efficiency of Biomedical Engineering Department in Hospital

Amrita Patel, Kasturi Shukla, Uday Uttekar, Mahesh Mane, Rekha Dubey, Hem Chandra

Citation Information : Patel A, Shukla K, Uttekar U, Mane M, Dubey R, Chandra H. Need for Asset Management Systems to Improve Efficiency of Biomedical Engineering Department in Hospital. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014; 2 (2):84-86.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1020

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

With advanced medical equipments being developed everyday, hospitals have assets that need expert maintenance in order to ensure their proper functioning. This study was undertaken to understand the problems related to asset management faced by the biomedical engineering department (BMED) at a 390 bedded tertiary hospital in Pune, Maharashtra.

Materials and methods

The cross-sectional study was conducted at a 390 bedded tertiary care hospital in Pune, India during May 2013. The BMED staff was interviewed to identify the problems faced by them in the current manual system of equipment record maintenance and the need for a computerized BMED record system. Data from January to April 2013 were analyzed to measure total number of entries/month, time required/entry and related errors.

Results

An average of 16 hours per month were spent on manual data entry of equipment maintenance and errors due to manual system led to problems like inaccurate reports to calculate breakdown time of equipments.

Conclusion

Computerized system software is the need of the hour for managing biomedical equipments. This will save many man-hours and also make the system more efficient.

How to cite this article

Patel A, Shukla K, Uttekar U, Mane M, Dubey R, Chandra H. Need for Asset Management Systems to Improve Efficiency of Biomedical Engineering Department in Hospital. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(2): 84-86.


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