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Top 5 Most Unusual Assets Inventoried & Appraised

In the nearly 14 years since MERC began, our team has inventoried over 400,000 pieces of medical equipment and healthcare facility assets nationwide. Having been to so many places, we occasionally come across some very unique assets and medical…
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MERC Services During Covid-19

Everyone knows that healthcare was one of the hardest impacted sectors across the world during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Facilities, employees, vendors, and patients have all felt the squeeze of tighter restrictions and changes in how…
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Managing Equipment During Covid-19

The healthcare facility response during the Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. There has been a concerted effort through all venues of care to make sure they are equipped and ready for the potential influx of patients and the specific…
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Asset Ledger Reconciliation: How Accounting Uses the Inventory

Often, a medical equipment inventory is utilized by a healthcare facility to simply know what they have and where it is.  A beneficial next step to the inventory that helps finance and accounting is an asset ledger reconciliation.  This…
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Acquisitions: The Need for Inventory & Valuation

Is your facility involved in an acquisition of another facility/practice or looking to sell your own? Obtaining the most accurate value for the medical equipment assets plays a vital role in this process. At MERC we provide comprehensive inventory…
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Why an Inventory is Just Step #1

Understanding and locating the equipment in your facility is important and that is why a thorough asset inventory is something that every facility should do on a regular basis.  Getting an understanding of your asset portfolio from an inventory…
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Taking the Next Steps with Estimated Remaining Useful Life

Estimated Remaining Useful Life (ERUL) - An estimate of the time (in months) a device may be used and 1) Still be expected to be reliable; or, 2) Not be obsolete; or, 3) Not have consumed most or all if its market value MERC utilizes ERUL…
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Why View?

Not only has the spread of the Coronavirus recalibrated the way visiting or working in a healthcare facility is looked at, but technology has also created opportunities to reduce or eliminate the need for staff to be on-site. Hospitals, surgery…
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VIEW Launch

At MERC we constantly innovate and improve the way we deliver our services to our healthcare customers.  That drive to improve how we meet your needs has led us to develop and refine our inventory services with “VIEW” - Virtual Inventory…

Actionable Data from a Medical Equipment Inventory

Getting a better handle on a hospital or healthcare facility’s equipment portfolio is a common discussion point these days. Facilities are finding out that having inventory data helps them better plan and evaluate their equipment needs, as…