Some physicians contemplate device purchases or upgrades and wonder if there are any supports for physicians affiliated with Alberta Health Services.
There are two important considerations: 1) volume purchase discounts and 2) purchased device support assistance. We'll post in future about non-Apple mobile devices.
Alberta Health Services, like other health and academic organizations, enjoys a modest discount if Apple devices are purchased as part of its employee purchase program. Physicians with an AHS relationship (e.g. privileges) are eligible. Physicians with University affiliations may want to compare discounts available through the AHS Employee and the Apple education programs.
In addition, Apple and AHS will soon release an Apple purchase portal for AHS physicians. By purchasing devices through this portal, physicians receive 2 or more years of extended warranty protection plus access to technical support, accidental damage protection and dedicated AHS device services. This is expected at least 2 weeks pre-launch. Physicians may want to defer new purchases until that time.