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Review Papers | Information Technology | Kenya | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016
A Theoretical Review of Integration of Managed Equipment Services and Delivery of Healthcare Services
Iloka Kenneth Malongo | Dr. David M. Nzuki 
Abstract: Healthcare is a critical component in the growth and management of any economy. Improved health will translate into increased productivity, educational performance, life expectancy, increased investment and savings, decreased expenditure in healthcare and debt leading to greater economic growth and equity, social and political stability. The world is losing millions of children to preventable diseases because of inequalities in health and development and these problems are worst where resources are least available to those who need more care and have the least access. Implementation of MES has been known to create competitive advantage to hospitals who can focus on their core services. This leads to increased efficiency, effectiveness and low costs. Each innovation of medical equipment brings rise in capability and performance of health facility. However, demand in health care services lead to changes in medical equipment. These changes come at a greater cost since medical equipment tend to be short lived. Achieving great equipment efficiency requires knowledge about the product brand design, weakness, operational efficiency and other technical aspects. In this respect, this study aims to perform a MES SWOT analysis. This analysis will assist in identifying the organizations benefits, weaknesses, risks and opportunities for MES strategy formulation.
Keywords: Managed Equipment Services MES, Integration, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats SWOT
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,
Pages: 479 - 483