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Who’s Going Up Next in Your Hospital Elevator?

April 26, 2013


Have you ever spent more than five minutes impatiently waiting for a hospital elevator to transport you upward to a loved one on another floor? The door light flashes on, the door opens, and you get excited, until you see …

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Continuing Changes in the Healthcare Industry

April 18, 2013


The healthcare industry is constantly faced with a considerable amount of shifts and changes. These shifts and changes affect healthcare facility patients, employees and managers. As we progress into the future, it is important for healthcare facility managers to be …

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The Importance of Clinical Engineering

April 11, 2013


Technology is an integral part of the health care industry. It is important that devices, such as heart rate monitors, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), security systems, etc., function properly to ensure that a hospital is running efficiently throughout the day. …

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The Future of Healthcare Construction

March 7, 2013


In the last few years, the number and expansiveness of construction projects in the healthcare industry have been declining. This decline is due to a large amount of uncertainty that currently surrounds the healthcare industry and the new regulations that …

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Keep Safety First With NFPA 101 Modifications

January 10, 2013


The National Fire Protection Agency 101, or the Life Safety Code, has evolved over the years to best protect healthcare facility patients. The changes made to the Life Safety Code, especially those made over the last 12 years, have helped …

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Assess Your Hospital’s Success With HCAHPS

December 6, 2012


Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, or HCAHPS, are used by hospitals to assess and measure their patient’s hospital care perspective. These assessments provide a standardized way to collect data about patient care through a variety of survey …

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Make Healthcare Facility PDC as Easy as 1-2-3

November 9, 2012


The planning, design and production (PDC) of a healthcare facility is an important yet extensive process that greatly affects the healthcare industry. A basic understanding of the six steps of the PDC process will give healthcare professionals the knowledge they need …

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Is Your Facility A Good Fit For Site Workers?

June 20, 2012


Ergonomic considerations and accommodations are one key, yet often neglected, component of worksite safety. Ergonomics, or the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the worker rather than the other way around, has become more and more of …

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Managing Change To Ensure Best Outcomes

March 15, 2012


In health care, as in any industry, change is inevitable. Shifts in policy, new programs, infectious diseases and government mandates necessitate annual changes in day-to-day hospital processes; meanwhile fluctuating budgets and regulations drive shifts in staff and leadership. The way …

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Avoid Common Joint Commission Deficiencies

February 15, 2012


Health care facilities have a lot to manage. In addition to the daily patient flow and physician schedule and operations management, numerous facility regulatory standards must be met on a daily basis. It’s a lot to keep track of, so …

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