How It Works

Reprocessing means collecting used medical devices, shipping them to a reprocessor, and buying them back at about 50% of the price, to reduce supply costs without adding risk.

The first step is that devices are collected from the hospital. After devices are shipped to the Innovative Health facility, they are sorted and identified to ensure they are cleared for reprocessing. Each device is labeled with a unique serial number to ensure traceability.

The devices then go through a proprietary cleaning process. Devices are then tested using validated and approved testing equipment to ensure functionality. Devices are sterilized and quarantined until all sterilization tests are successfully completed.

Only then are devices available for ordering. Upon ordering, devices are shipped to the healthcare facility in convenient and protective packaging.

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The success of a reprocessing program in terms of generating savings has little to do with contracts and prices and depends primarily on program compliance and active monitoring of results and opportunities:

Program Setup

Evaluate current device spend and utilization to provide estimates of cost savings that can be realized through our program, as well as a savings guarantee of 20% additional savings compared to current reprocessing program.

Savings Report and Support

Monthly reports on savings by facility, device category, physician and Lab to determine compliance levels and identify opportunities to improve collection, acceptance, and buy-back rates. Ongoing in-service.

Savings Reviews

Quarterly in-person savings reviews to review results of the reprocessing program, new 510(k) clearances, and savings growth opportunities. Review of performance to goal and adjustments to program to ensure optimal results.