Refurbishment Good Practices

Refurbished medical imaging equipment represent a vital component of today’s healthcare technology market. By purchasing refurbished equipment, hospitals and health clinics are able to upgrade diagnostic capability, and patients benefit from increased accuracy in diagnosis, at a fraction of the cost of a new system. However, regulators, customers, and industry have lacked a common understanding of what constitutes good refurbishment practice, one that ensures the safety and effectiveness of refurbished medical imaging equipment.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), published NEMA / MITA 1 Good Refurbishment Practices for Medical Imaging Equipment to be a reference for anyone interested in refurbished medical imaging equipment. This standard lays out the basic requirements for a refurbishment process for medical imaging equipment that will not change the equipment’s original intended use, safety profile, or performance. NEMA specifies the processes, documentation, standards compliance, and quality control measures necessary to ensure the safety and effectiveness of refurbished medical imaging equipment.

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Quality From The Start

NEMA GRP starts with quality used equipment. Only equipment with flawless maintenance, performance, and safety records is even eligible for refurbishment under NEMA GRP. Trained technicians assess each piece of equipment for eligibility. Disassembly, packaging and shipment to the refurbishing facility are performed with the utmost care. The same exacting standards for quality, professionalism, and dedication are followed every step along the way.

Quality Refurbishment

The NEMA Good Refurbishment Process incorporates certain dedicated activities and necessary resources. All actions are performed in a manner consistent with product specifications and service procedures defined by the manufacturer. All steps in the process are performed by experts, trained using original manufacturer’s specifications. Refurbishment is thorough and well documented. Safety and quality are tested repeatedly.

Quality in Service

NEMA GRP results in refurbished equipment that will meet the exacting demands of healthcare providers. Product customization, re-installation and training are done according customer needs. Just like with new equipment, service will be made available in the market where equipment is sold.

Quality & Sustainability

Refurbishment of used medical devices contributes to the three pillars of sustainability:

Refurbished medical devices are cheaper than new equipment. As health systems, payers, and hospitals continue to experience constrained budgets, refurbished devices are a very effective manner to maintain access to high quality healthcare for all patients.

Refurbished medical devices contribute to increased access to healthcare:

  • 20%-30% reduced cost for healthcare providers, while ensuring safety and high clinical performances.
  • Improvement of the age profile of installed equipment allowing hospitals with limited budget to substitute their old equipment.
  • Increase in quality of healthcare and safety for patients due to the reduction of the obsolescence of installed equipment.

Benefits to the environment 

Reuse is considered the most effective way to prevent waste and to save resources and energy. By extending lifetime of medical devices, refurbishment saves the resources need for manufacturing new devices and the related energy.

Economical Benefits

Refurbishment provides high quality medical devices at affordable cost for hospitals and healthcare providers. Europe and North America account for 74% of the global market for refurbished medical devices. Thanks to refurbished equipment citizens and patients have access to quality imaging and diagnostic services.

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