Project Project of the Utilization of High-Cost Medical Devices and Equipment 
Client Saudi Health Council 
Associated Firm ECRI Institute (USA – UAE) 
Location Saudi Arabia 
Type Management 
Sectors Management Consulting, Health  
Date April 2017 - January 2019 
Brief Description:

The project aims to identify the strategic policies and procedures supporting the project, mainly the rationalization of government spending in the field of health services, and the optimal use of resources for the use of high-cost medical equipments at their full capacity in the various health authorities in all regions of the Kingdom.

The main objectives of the project include:

  • Inventory of high-cost medical equipment defining their geographical distribution, classification and coding.
  • Preparation of an integrated plan for the maximum utilization of high-cost medical equipment, based on best practices and in light of the assessment of the current situation in the Kingdom.
  • Develop an operational plan to maximize the use of high-cost medical equipment; including the stakeholders, their roles and responsibilities, mechanisms for optimize this equipment, indicators of performance evaluation, measurement, identification of obstacles and potential risks and how to deal with them, setting appropriate systems and incentives and success factors for implementing the proposed plan.

Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided:

The Consiltancy services include the following phases:.

  • 1. Prepare an inventory of medical equipment in all regions of the Kingdom, and in various sectors and agencies high-cost, using international coding to identify them.
  • 2. Study international best practice in helathcare technology management and propose appropriate comparable institutions.
  • 3. Conduct a field study and analyze the current situation regarding the utilization of health technology planning, procurement and management processes and procedures, high-cost medical equipment, and assess the rates of utilization compared to international global rates.
  • 4. Design an integrated plan to improve health technology planning, procurement and management processes and procedures, and to maximize the utilization of high-cost medical equipment.
  • 5. Design an operational executive plan to implement the new health technology processes and procedures, maximize the utilization of high-cost medical equipment, and identify performance indicators.