Medical electrical equipment such as MRIs, anesthesia machines, surgical equipment, scanning systems, patient monitors and other types of products are a significant investment for any healthcare organization. Refurbished medical equipment, devices that are reconditioned and made comparable to new products, are becoming a realistic option for the industry given their lower costs. In fact, many original equipment manufacturers are increasingly focused on refurbishing equipment, which in turn is pushing growth of the market. . .

. . . Many manufacturers are recognizing the potential in refurbishing medical electrical equipment to meet the budgetary demands of the healthcare industry. While these products offer an appealing alternative, it is important to ensure their safety and performance and adhere to codes like the NEC. Recertifying these products may at first seem daunting, but the process can be smooth provided you stay up to date on applicable standards, compile information on your alternative components and parts, and work with a trusted third party to efficiently evaluate and recertify products to get them to market.

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