Register for the free 24×7 webinar “Can Contracts Help Lower Total Cost of Ownership?” to be held Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2 PM ET to 3 PM ET (11 AM PT to 12 PM PT). Join 24×7’s editor and an expert speaker in a free webinar that addresses the total cost of ownership of ultrasound imaging equipment, specifically the GE Healthcare Logiq 9, and compare the costs and benefits of comprehensive service contracts compared to hourly billed service (T&M).

HTM professionals are now considering the total cost of ownership of medical equipment. For ultrasound imaging equipment, a key question is whether it is economically better to have a contract, pay time & materials, or go in-house. Without a contract, the hospital assumes financial risk on the equipment against unexpected repairs. A new study by Alpha Source quantifies this financial risk and provides a new-to-the-industry data analysis to guide HTM decision-making.

In this Alpha Source-sponsored webcast, you will learn:

  • How to quantify the financial risk involved without a service contract
  • How to quantify the risk associated with service time and materials
  • How to quantify the risk associated with in-house service



Pat Lynch




Pat Lynch is an experienced biomedical manager with formal training as a technician, engineer, and in business management. He has worked exclusively in healthcare since 1975 and has managed clinical engineering and biomedical departments since 1979. Presently, he is busy doing charitable work and a little consulting. His expertise is leveraging his personal reputation and contacts with a strong regional company to establish a national presence. Pat remains active in the profession, as a member of over 40 Biomedical associations in the US, and is a regular contributor to various HTM resources.