I was born on Groundhog Day, but that isn’t why I love the movie. In this Bill Murray and Andie McDowell classic, a weatherman covering Punxsutawney Phil’s call on whether winter is ending is stuck reliving the same day over and over. He uses his time improving his interactions with people, focusing on impressing and courting Andie McDowell’s character. He finds out what she likes to drink, where she is from and even learns to master a piece on the piano.
While Edge’s efforts are not nearly as funny or entertaining, we live our own version of Groundhog Day as we listen to the consistent and concerning issues around asset management that continue to befuddle our customers. Tracking inventory location and status is a responsibility that normally falls to someone that has several other duties. The added responsibility is often complicated by the organization’s growth as it opens new locations and merges with other groups. On countless occasions, we hear from administrators that they have little visibility into what equipment they have, or what state of compliance it’s in.
It was from this feedback that the idea of eBioTrack was formed. What if there was an online platform that can be accessed from any device to check the status of each location or piece of equipment? Edge’s proprietary software is the result of countless hours of brainstorming and dozens of users’ feedback. Some of the tools that our customers have requested and use the most are:
Downloadable Inventory and Inspection Reports
Email Reminders for Upcoming Inspections and Tasks
Task Tracking for Personnel
Equipment History Reports for Inspections and Repairs
Intuitive and Adaptable Platform for Multiple Tracking Uses
Every week, we hear how a full inventory accounting of equipment project has been dropped in someone’s lap. Almost all of Edge’s customers have multiple site locations, with several having locations in different states and regions of the country. Distance may make the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes it difficult to maintain a consistent level of compliance on your medical equipment.
In addition to this powerful, organizational tool, Edge also employs experienced technicians from Texas to Maine. These professional Edge techs will complete a full inventory of each facility, performing all preventive maintenance checks according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. These recommended, and many times required, inspections ensure accurate diagnostic results, facility compliance and extend the life for your equipment.
Equipment purchases constitute a tremendous investment for health care facilities. Knowing where that equipment is, ensuring it’s providing accurate results needed to properly diagnose patients, and that it adheres to service requirements set by state and industry regulators is critical to the successful operation of every medical care facility. By providing the technical expertise needed to service and maintain equipment, and the software tools to manage your inventory, Edge allows medical professionals to focus on providing the best possible care for their patients. As our population ages and health care organizations grow, asset management will continue to grow as a challenge. We plan on using our own version of Groundhog Day to constantly improve eBioTrack and other tools to serve our customers.
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