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Health technology is in high and constant demand in developing countries.  While some of the need are well justified, often international organizations find itself besieged with requests for excessively sophisticated technologies with little or no evidence of subsequent sustainability.  If strategic planning, careful procurement, and aggressive management are essential for industrialized nations, it is even more critical for developing countries.  Without proper management and control, instead of improving health conditions, technology will only contribute to poorer and more inefficient health services and widen the gap between the rich and the poor.

BSI consultants have accumulated extensive experience in developing countries in three continents as shown below

bulletLatin America
bulletArgentina
bulletBrazil
bulletColombia
bulletCosta Rica
bulletCuba
bulletEcuador
bulletJamaica
bulletMexico
bulletPeru
bulletAsia
bulletChina
bulletNepal
bulletVietnam
bulletAfrica
bulletSouth Africa
bulletMiddle East
bulletSaudi Arabia

BSI consultants have also provided consultative services to major international and bilateral agencies, as well as several non-government organizations as listed below

bulletThe World Bank
bulletInter-American Development Bank - IADB
bulletPan-American Health Organization - PAHO
bulletWorld Health Organization - WHO
bulletCarelift International, Philadelphia, PA
bulletOrbis International, New York, NY
bulletPlymouth Institute, Gladwyne, PA
bulletClapp & Mayne, Rockville, Maryland
bulletPSR Consulting Ltd, Helsinki, Finland
bulletBooz Allen Hamilton, Beirut, Lebanon

Because of the vast experience of its talented consultants (click here for some of the international projects), BSI is uniquely positioned to assist technology users to make the right decision for their particular environment in every part of the technology management life cycle.

technology mgmt life cycle

bulletStrategic planning
bulletstrategic analysis (strength, weakness, opportunities and threats - SWOT)
bulletsafety, efficacy and effectiveness assessment reviews
bulletpotential risks and liabilities exposures evaluations
bulletneeds assessment (requirements to meet organization mission, vision, goals and objectives)
bulletimpacts assessment (infrastructure, users, and technical support)
bulletcost assessment (total cost of ownership analysis)
bulletbenefits assessment (clinical, financial, strategic, etc.)
bulletreturn on investment analysis
bulletProcurement
bullettechnology evaluation
bulletproduct evaluation
bulletselection process (bidding, request for proposal, direct negotiation, etc.)
bulletpurchase agreement
bulletalternatives to purchasing (leasing, rental, revenue sharing, etc.)
bulletInstallation & Acceptance
bulletpre-installation requirements
bulletinstallation verification and validation
bulletacceptance testing
bulletnotification to respective OEM, if required
bulletClinical use
bulletuser training/inservice and retraining
bulletclinical protocol
bulletuse error monitoring
bulletMaintenance
bulletservicer training
bulletwarranty management
bulletsafety and performance inspections and preventive maintenance
bulletrevision control
bulletservice options (internal, OEM, third parties)
bulletservice records
bullettest & measurement equipment calibration
bulletservice contract review and supervision
bulletRetirement
bulletretirement and replacement planning
bulletreplacement criteria
bulletnotification to respective OEM, if required
bulletremarketing or donation
bulletQuality and Risk Management
bulletFDA general controls against misbranding and adulteration
bulletrecall program
bulletdevice tracking program
bulletcomplaints management
bulletsourcing of alternative parts and subassemblies
bulletpatient/user incident investigation
bulletliability insurance
bulletlitigation defense
bulletcompliance to voluntary standards (JCAHO, ISO 9001:2000, etc.)
bulletInterface
bulletwith facility management
bulletwith information technology
bulletwith manufacturers, suppliers and third-parties

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