Reprocessing of medical devices and equipment has gained a lot of attention, not just across hospitals saving millions of dollars annually, but among manufacturers who are seeing it as a means of upping their game and deriving substantial competitive advantage. Reprocessing is a detailed, multistep procedure for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing medical equipment. Reprocessed devices are vital to protecting to patient safety and preventing healthcare associated infections (HAIs).
A fact associated with reprocessing medical devices is the savings on healthcare spending. In fact, according to Modern Healthcare, reprocessing medical devices saved hospitals and surgery centers nearly $500 million in 2018.
Rapid spread of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak has given the reprocessed medical devices industry considerable momentum during 2020. Regulatory bodies such as the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) had prioritized the reprocessing of healthcare equipment following a widespread global shortage of medical supplies. . .
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