May 12, 2020

Cost savings achieved through sharing equipment

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
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It’s been said we live in a sharing economy: We share our homes through companies like Airbnb, and we share our cars through companies like Uber and Lyft. So it’s not surprising that organizations are now sharing equipment, including OR equipment, with positive results. For example, Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KP-SC) saved the purchase price of a lithotripsy machine in 1 year by sharing it with other facilities, says Ronald Loo, MD, physician co-lead for the health innovation team at KP-SC.

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