The British Heart Foundation estimates that more than half of the UK population will get a heart or circulatory problem in their lifetime.1
With cardiovascular disease one of the leading causes of death in the UK, it’s essential for cardiology departments to implement strategies that manage and replace older technology, meet the rising demand for clinical services and improve patient pathways.
Changing population demographics and technological advances in diagnosis and treatment can be difficult to plan for. We understand that it’s challenging to prepare for the future when there is already a critical lack of time and insufficient staff to keep up with current service demands.
We partner with you to strategically plan for the future by updating and modernising your cardiology technology, equipment and infrastructure and empowering you to drive transformational change to ensure patient and staff satisfaction.
Our Cardiology Transformation Service
We offer fully bespoke cardiology transformation services that empower you to drive change and ensure patient and staff satisfaction. We’ll engage with your key stakeholders to better understand your current service, challenges and strategic aims. Our flexible managed service contracts are designed around these issues to ensure your service is tailored to your needs from day one.
Ergéa has helped cardiology departments improve their infrastructure and technology's reliability, resilience and availability. We can help you design and deliver multi-year programmes of investment and improvement and provide the commercial support you need to gain approval for your plans. We aren’t tied to any supplier, so you’ll get the most appropriate mix of equipment, maintenance and consumables for your budgetary and clinical needs.
Our expert team will work with you to find and implement effective ways to optimise your service delivery and improve your clinical outcomes. Our cardiology solutions are designed to reduce service costs, increase efficiencies and give back clinical time.
We dig deep to understand your challenges and limitations before developing design solutions to improve your clinical environment. Whether that means remodelling and build works or just reconfiguring your existing space, our in-house experts offer vendor-independent room and department design services that optimise the patient experience whilst safeguarding their privacy, dignity and safety.
Our dedicated in-house build and implementation team will work with your estates and clinical departments to plan and project-manage the installation, commissioning and training of all equipment. We’ll implement all associated build works focusing on increasing capacity and improving the patient experience and clinical environment.
Our experts offer consultancy services to help keep you abreast of all the latest developments in cardiology technology and interventional cardiology.
Achieve operational and financial efficiencies by utilising our vendor-neutral, impartial and flexible procurement solutions to free up clinical time and find cost savings that can be reinvested back into your cardiology service.
Promote current best-practice in medical technology management across your organisation and ensure compliance with the support of our expert team. We offer CQC and MHRA compliance, KPI reporting and benchmarking, auditing and health checks, governance reviews, consultancy and end-user training.
Spend less time and make significant savings on selecting, procuring and managing clinical consumables without compromising on clinical choice or vendor-led innovation with our fully integrated consumable management service.
We offer a comprehensive asset management service that includes full life-cycle management of your technologies, including asset tracking (RFiD), availability and replacement planning, performance management, maintenance, user training, decommissioning and disposal. Our asset management solutions can include flexible and bespoke managed maintenance contracts with a single point-of-contact Customer Care Centre for all your cardiology equipment needs.
We can help establish and fund a long-term service that standardises cardiology equipment where appropriate whilst keeping you up-to-date, efficient and effective. Our solution will fully fund any hospital’s equipment replacement programme, providing you with a flat service charge over the term of the contract that eliminates peaks in capital investment.
Whether you’re looking for a computerised maintenance management system with a customer portal for real-time updates or want to gain greater visibility with a new inventory management system for clinical consumables, we’ll help you choose, install and integrate the IT systems that work for you.
Our approach to transformation
One size doesn’t fit all – that’s why all our solutions are collaboratively designed around your unique needs and restrictions. Our approach is never prescriptive, and although the process always varies, our partnerships are characterised by several key phases.
We like to do a ‘deep dive’ to determine how our team can support you best. The first step is to take an initial diagnostic of your current service. This helps us identify areas of strength and key areas for improvement. We work in collaboration with your organisation’s management team to map out opportunities and create a strategic business plan and actionable blueprints for transformational change.
The next step is to present our expert opinion regarding the elements and scope that should be accounted for in your transformation solution. This ensures we can deliver maximum benefits to your organisation in terms of operational and financial effectiveness. We’ll also present bespoke contract KPIs matched to your service and strategy so that you know exactly what to expect.
We take your strategic and clinical objectives and make them happen. Our highly experienced specialists provide a professional, trusted service and impartial advice based on your current and future needs. Our solutions delivery has an unwavering focus on patient outcomes and customer satisfaction.
We know from experience that continuous innovation supports better patient outcomes. For us, evidence-based continuous improvement means tracking and monitoring your data and analytics to assess further areas for improvement, keeping abreast of the latest technological advances and proactively improving operational efficiencies year after year.
Why choose Ergéa?
We believe in enabling the potential of healthcare where it really matters – at the patient interface. When you partner with us, you’ll get all the support you need so you can focus on delivering better patient care.
Head of Service, Glenfield Hospital
Investment in a hybrid theatre has enhanced patient care and allows the treatment of complex cardiovascular disease to be undertaken in a state-of-the-art operating theatre.