Thank you all for your help! Much appreciated :)
Kim Weaver, BS, RDMS(Ab,OB/GYN), RVT
Vascular Lab Technical Director
Licking Memorial Health Systems
Phone (740) 348-4267
Fax (740) 348-7162
From: UVM Flownet [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bill Johnson [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2016 10:41 PM
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Subject: Re: purchasing help
An excellent topic that has not changed much in years. Kim, you got more than your money's worth in these responses. I hope you are up-to date in you Flownet dues payments, otherwise they will take their advice back!
All I would add is ask for local customers, or customers you can call and ask their opinions on ease of use, technical support and most importantly, training. Of course they will not direct you to their unhappy campers, but you might get an idea of what standards to hold their company to.
It might seem like a new toy,(no offense Denise -it is a "new toy"- but remember it is your livelihood and your providers and patients count on you. And some whistles and bells are worth listening too and some are just there to distract you. Best wishes, Bill
On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Denise Levy <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
I worked in applications for 5 years and the remaining time making purchasing decisions the rest of my 35 years,, I highly suggest doing a light patient load ,
1 schedule double time for your exams,,,
2. A two day demo and image comparison both machines selecting your most challenging image on your current machine and see if the new system improves it,
3. Compare image quality in the near and far fields ,, penetration ,
4. Ask about service response time and if they can fix it remotely ,
5 consider trade in , total cost and is it easy to use with the entire staff. Key staff need to master the machine..
6. Expectations for big improvements for your department .. That is your goal ,,
7. Contracts with hospitals may be in place,, so pick the right one for everyone,, probes are a big factor.
Enjoy a new toy ,, good luck
On Friday, March 25, 2016, Calli opsis <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Schedule 1-2 days for each if them to bring in the machine and let the sonographers scan each other. Have them give u feedback.
Think about your five year needs and whether it can be upgraded or needs replaced in 5.
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