As a primary care physician, your equipment needs are related to your community. Physicians who practice in small towns may have requirements that differ from those practicing in large medical centers.
In this regard, primary care exam room needs can vary, but essential equipment is always needed. Below are seven equipment necessities to consider:
Basic Diagnostic Equipment
Because your focus is primary care, you will need to perform basic assessments with items such as:
In your examination rooms, you should have:
Patient Furniture and Equipment
Your waiting room, exam room and treatment areas should cater to patient needs and comfort, including:
Hygiene and Infection Control
Crucial infection control items include:
Basic Laboratory Items
You may not need to have an advanced CLIA laboratory on site. However, you may still have to acquire specimens and samples to send out for analysis, so you should consider:
Electronic Communications Equipment
The Meaningful Use requirement for electronic health records (EHRs) requires your patient records to be computerized, so be sure your exam room has the following:
Additional needs may include:
To be prepared for emergencies, your exam room should have the following equipment:
Obtaining Your Primary Care Equipment
A substantial amount of equipment is needed to outfit primary care examination rooms. Careful planning helps identify the equipment required to perform medical examinations efficiently and professionally. It's important to conserve space, paying close attention to equipment storage needs. Proper integration of solutions helps to capture results automatically, comply with EHR requirements and avoid duplicate efforts.
At Concordance Healthcare Solutions, our team of Primary Care experts will be happy to assist you in efficiently outfitting your primary care exam room. With over 50 years of experience and access to thousands of suppliers, we can help you select the right equipment to meet your unique needs. Contact us to learn more.