Medical UPS Systems: The Perfect Prescription for Power Problems in Healthcare
As our healthcare system continues to be transformed by digitization, it is clear that a stable uninterruptible power supply is the best way to avoid power outages.
In this blog, we look at the critical position that medical UPS systems play in today’s increasingly digitalized healthcare industry.
Medical applications that involve clean and continuous power have a huge effect on healthcare in a variety of ways. Scanners like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-Ray, computerized tomography (CT)/computerized axial tomography (CAT), Ultrasound and monitors like cardiac monitor, hemodynamic monitor, respiratory monitor, neurological monitor and medical devices like ventilators, gas analyzers, centrifuges, hematology systems for example, are powered by electricity.
As we know that doctors are enabled to track and treat their patients’ conditions by powering machines that process data from thousands of patients obtained by diagnostic equipment. The processing of data from wearables and medical devices used by thousands of patients to treat their illnesses is also ensured by power efficiency. Having all of these interconnected networks, even a brief disruption in power supply at a hospital will cause thousands of interdependent operations to be disrupted. A hospital’s power outage can cause equipment malfunctions, device corruption, hardware damage, and data loss, in addition to being a jolting experience for patients.
Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) have the best protection against power outages and supply fluctuations in almost all applications be it industrial, commercial, retail, or any other. However, Medical-grade UPS systems are used in hospitals and healthcare facilities to power and secure critical equipment from power outages, voltage spikes/drops, and other power problems. Furthermore, large UPS systems are needed to provide adequate backup for high-end advanced diagnostic systems. But a hospital UPS is just as complicated as the MRI scanner or critical science research lab equipment it’s supposed to safeguard and it must not fail under any circumstances. Otherwise, it can be a matter of life and death for the patients.
The Inevitable Need for Uninterruptible Power Supplies in Modern Healthcare Facilities
Medical facilities’ power protection systems are held to higher requirements than those used in commercial or industrial settings.
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an electrical device that provides backup power when other sources of power fail. A UPS differs from a backup generator or an auxiliary or emergency power system in that it can provide near-instantaneous safety in the form of energy stored in batteries even if input power is disrupted.
CT scanners, for example, can experience operational or image quality issues as a result of power issues. MRI is one of the most important medical systems that requires high-quality power to function and provide accurate imaging results. A major power outage at a hospital may result in legal action being taken against the organization and its partners.
Riello UPS Solutions – Uninterruptible & Robust Power Supply for Healthcare Continuity
Riello Power India provides a wide range of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to ensure that hospitals can secure their systems and applications by ensuring a constant supply of power, even in the most severe conditions.
Riello Power India’s technological expertise and engineering skills have been widely recognized and praised by healthcare industry leaders.
Some of the large & reputed healthcare players who are our business partners are Jaypee Medical Center / Jaypee Infratech Ltd., Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Fortis Hospital, A.I.I.M.S, Post Graduate Institute (PGI), Medanta-The Medicity, Max Healthcare Limited, Holly Spirit Hospital, Hiranandani Hospital, Seven Hills Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Tata Hospital, Dharamshila Cancer Hospital to name a just few…
It Is Always Better To Prevent Than To Cure
Components are subjected to wear and tear. Although no electrical system is impervious to a malfunction, some are more susceptible than others. That’s why a well-thought-out UPS maintenance strategy is priceless.
Also for UPS devices that are protected by warranties, this blog discusses the many advantages of an ongoing preventive maintenance programme/regime.
The most successful way to reduce the chance of downtime is to schedule preventive maintenance visits (PMVs) on a regular basis. Engineers can also perform firmware updates and diagnostic tests to ensure that medical UPS devices are operating at peak efficiency. A UPS management contract also provides peace of mind in the event of a disaster. It specifies in black and white how long the hospital or doctor’s office will have to respond in an emergency if their UPS goes down.
However, as we clarify in our blog, not all UPS maintenance contracts are created equal. Managers in healthcare facilities should seek clarification on a number of issues, including what replacement parts are protected and how easily they can obtain them in an emergency. Another important consideration is to determine how knowledgeable and skilled the service engineers who work on any medical UPS are.
At Riello Power India, we understand the need of uninterruptible power supplies for your critical healthcare application. Being an industry leader in UPS solutions, we have complete UPS backup power solutions for hospitals, clinics, and healthcare centers. And we’re committed to providing you the best in class services to ensure that your every patient gets the best healing experience.