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Managing the Lifecycles of Medical Device Workstations

Medical devices for human diagnostics or digital imaging typically require high-end workstations — rather than standard desktops or laptop computers — for processing, storing and displaying data. This is a result of the heavy-duty graphics capabilities that are required for these devices.

For high efficacy, the medical devices will likely demand a workstation equipped with high-horsepower Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and kicked-up graphics cards. High memory capacity may also be needed. Whether the workstation has a desktop, laptop or notebook profile, its display should be larger and higher in resolution than usual. All of these elements contribute to creating complexities within product lifecycle management.

The process of synchronizing any sophisticated medical instrument’s long, highly regulated lifecycle with the rapidly evolving embedded or connected technology components at its core is tough enough; the high-end elements of an integrated workstation make it even harder. This is why medical device manufacturers should carefully assess where they source their digital hardware and software.

 

Identifying a Supplier with the Correct Expertise

Dynamic Technology Solutions demonstrates powerful technology asset lifecycle management capabilities for organizations within the medical device history, and these include tracking and managing product lifecycles for complete workstations, as well as for individual workstation components. Custom configurations, as well as the integration and kitting of key accessories with workstations, is essential in ensuring we meet the unique device specifications for customers’ medical instruments.

Effective lifecycle management for medical devices requires evaluating technology solutions to maximize the lifespan of hardware and software electronic components. We provide product demos, proofs of concept and IT roadmaps while managing product obsolescence and thinking ahead about product transitions. We can also offer white-box custom-built workstations. At all times, we work with the device maker to keep workstation specifications tightly matched to the device’s needs.

As a vendor-neutral supplier, Dynamic is able to source replacement parts from other channels, when a component goes end-of-life through their OEM — maintaining the medical device’s validated workstation specifications for an extended period of time.

By supporting the leading workstation platforms commonly used for medical devices, we ensure their suitability for import. Generally, the systems we configure are approved for sale, successfully installed and productively used worldwide.

 

Proven Quality in Your Supply Chain

Any supply chain comes with the potential for risks and disruptions, so proactive planning is crucial for the components within medical device workstations. Dynamic delivers the option to conduct last-time buys and identify replacements for components that are going end-of-life, to save customers time, money and effort. In addition, our quality management processes cover all logistical details, ensuring we strategically order, validate and warehouse customers’ workstations to optimize inventory for every delivery need.