by Loren Bonner
, DOTmed News Online Editor | June 02, 2014
Medical Equipment Solutions and Applications (MESA) announced today that it will partner with Germany's largest network of imaging centers to service its equipment.
MESA, based in Lugano, Switzerland, will provide multi-vendor service, equipment and parts to the Heidelberg, Germany-based radiology management company, Curagita.
MESA said the joint venture will create the largest independent service provider in Germany for multi-vendor diagnostic imaging service, equipment and parts.
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"Our goal is to benefit clinical service delivery to patients and the health care providers who treat them, by promoting a centralized, multi-vendor service delivery model that increases both the quality of care and the reliability of imaging services, while providing more cost-effective and efficient solution options for customers," said Oliviero Zasa, MESA's regional manager of DACH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland).
MESA said its multi-vendor service and European supply chain network also give additional savings to the composite cost structures that Curagita's radiologist members already enjoy over OEM service costs.
"With MESA, we are partnering with the largest and best European independent service provider in order to both increase the high-level of quality service we are able to provide while allowing Curagita to work with a single, centralized asset management partner across all OEMs and modalities in a much more cost-effective way," said Dr. Norbert Reekers, Curagita's equipment and IT executive.