Through less concern about medical technology more attention to the patient

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For some years now, Logitecq Medical has been collaborating with Fundashon Mariadal, the biggest service provider in health care on Bonaire. Logitecq Medical takes care of the management and maintenance of medical equipment trhough risk-based maintenance. Below you can read the first part of the interview with Felix Greving, head Quality & Safety Bureau (Bureau Kwaliteit & Veiligheid) of Fundashon Mariadal.

‘Fundashon Mariadal has a totally different dynamic in which health care has been organized than we in the Netherlands are used to,’ Felix Greving explains. ‘Bonaire is a relatively small island. Fundashon Mariadal houses not only a hospital but also home care services, a nursing home and emergency care can be found there in a single location. We collaborate with the VU and the AMC in the Netherlands based on exchange with approx. 30 medical specialists, divided over 18 specialisms. Bureau Kwaliteit & Veiligheid, in short BKV, is subdivided into serveral groups.’ Greving works on real estate management, medical technology and quality systems. ‘Based on available background information and literature in the Netherlands, BKV tries to implement this in the local situation on Bonaire. Risk-based maintenance, which we started in 2010, is part of this. At the time, we had a baseline measurement performed in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Wellfare and Sports (VWS). This provided us insight into the situation regarding management and maintenance of medical equipment, but also concerning the plans for the future. For example, what about the growing complexity of care and the accompanying medical equipment? Subsequently, we started looking for a partner who could pursue this together with us.’ Logitecq Medical became this partner. Together, a policy was drawn up and choices were made regarding equipment management and maintenance, allowing Fundashon Mariadal to worry less about medical technology and focus all attention to patient care. Greving: ‘Following this policy and the choices, we have then investigated what we need to set up in order to facilitate  Logitecq Medical as an organisation. The fact is that Logitecq Medical works under our company’s name and has been fully integrated into our organisation model. Currently two employees from Logitecq Medical work in our organisation, one of whom focuses on dialyses-equipment and the other also works on the other techniques. This means that they they fully participate in department meetings, and they are also members of the medical equipment and materials committee. They have the expertise to be able to provide expert advice to our divisions. Logitecq Medical therefore has the lead role as far as risik-based maintenance is concerned.’

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