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Capital Strategy Insights: Reimagining the Process #005

10.26.2021 #005 Asset Value Contribution to Lifecycle – Part 4: Negative Equity Avoidance In Post #004 we looked at the three contributors to the asset lifecycle: Appropriate standard of care; reliability and maintainability; and market…
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Capital Strategy Insights: Reimagining the Process #004

10.11.2021 #004 Asset Value Contribution to Lifecycle – Part 3 In Post #003 we focused on the impact of asset value on funding decommissioning an asset or group of assets.  Buyer acquisition, administrative costs, deinstallation…
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Capital Strategy Insights: Reimagining the Process #003

10.1.2021 #003 Asset Value Contribution to Lifecycle – Part 2 In the last post I addressed the topic of using equipment until terminal failure (“driving the wheels off”) and the requirement of buyer acquisition of medical equipment…
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Capital Strategy Insights: Reimagining the Process #002

#002 Asset Value Contribution to Lifecycle – Part 1 I am going to break this topic up into multiple posts.  There are too many elements to cover, and the elements require a little explanation.  So, when I write the book (that’s…
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Capital Strategy Insights: Reimagining the Process #001

08.04.2021   #001 INTRODUCTION   My name is Wade Byerly and I am the President of Medical Equipment Resources & Consulting (MERC).  This is hopefully the first of many Blogs I will be writing on the topic of medical…

Medical Equipment Musical Chairs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx6Sai67C_k When the music stops and the asset no longer has value, you will ultimately pay someone to remove the asset.  Consider these costs that impact the cost of ownership and  decommissioning of the asset: …
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Outside the Box

Asset management and capital replacement strategies are financially significant for a healthcare system.  Millions of dollars are being allocated and profitability, reliability, and clinical efficacy are at the forefront of consensus decisions. …
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What Can an Inventory Tell You About Your Equipment?

Performing a house-wide medical equipment inventory does more than record information and numbers. That inventory’s results will give you a broader idea of your medical asset’s remaining life when done with the correct approach. You…

3 Reasons Why “Healthcare Exclusive” Matters

There are many companies that cover a broad spectrum of industries and their services can be implemented through several markets.  The core MERC services of inventory and asset management are services that can be broadly applied, but our focus…
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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…