Secure Power Beyond the Data Center

In today’s digital world, when we think about problems around power interruptions, the systems that are top of mind for many of us are information technology (IT) systems, meaning everything… Read more »


Hospital Energy Efficiency: Where to start

Health Facilities Management Magazine recently published an article called “’Good guys’ survey hospitals. Joint Commission views itself as an advocate” which interviewed George Mills, FASHE, CEM, CHIFM, CHSP. What I… Read more »

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Intelligent infrastructure – the future of high performing healthcare organizations

Guest post by, Graeme Robertson, Global Business Development Director, Healthcare Solutions, Schneider Electric According to recent research by the European Society of Cardiology the Gulf region has one of the… Read more »


Demand Response is Bigger than You Think

If you’ve been in the Demand Response Business since, oh, 2000 or so, it seems old hat. Never mind that Telecom deregulation took decades to deliver on its promises or… Read more »

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Sharing Energy Efficiency Strategies in Healthcare Facilities

Energy Efficiency ideas were every where this spring at Texas Association for Healthcare Facility Managers (TAHFM)’s conference called Interlink 2013.  We experienced two and half days full of premier educational… Read more »

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This House can save your Life

Recently I had the chance to visit an old time friend – unfortunately the reason was a funeral, since her dad passed away. In the late afternoon, she opened her… Read more »

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How are hospitals celebrating Earth Day?

Happy Earth Day! As a kid, I remember celebrating Earth Day by planting trees and recycling. Today’s celebrations still include recycling and tree planting, but also include educational information and… Read more »

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The best hospitals are safe hospitals

By far, clinical excellence lies at the core of world-class hospitals; however patient safety and hospital reputation also plays an important role, as indicated in U.S. News’ recent ranking of… Read more »


Joint Commission: 10 most cited Healthcare facility standards

At my last HAAHE (Houston Area Association of Healthcare Engineers) meeting I watched a dynamic presentation by Susan B. Laughlin, FASHE, CHFM, CHSP who spoke about the most frequently cited… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: What hurts hospitals’ energy efficiency?

In general, hospitals need electricity just as much as the doctors to operate efficiently.  Our Infographic explores energy usage in healthcare facilities.

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A Customer Testimonial Spans a 15-year EcoXpert Partnership

We talk a lot about the EcoXpert™ Program, and how Schneider Electric partners with system integrators and technology providers all over the world to deliver some of the most innovative… Read more »

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ASHE Annual Conference – Pre-Show Gossip

It’s Sunday morning and I’m on my way to the ASHE Annual Conference in Chicago. I don’t love to fly so I’m keeping my mind off my aerial status by… Read more »

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Behavioral Treatment for the Fragmented Hospital

Buddha says, “Where we have the most difficulty, we have the most to learn.” Business organizations often use the term “silo”, when referring to employees or departments who work as… Read more »

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The Perfect Server-Room-in-a-Box for Healthcare Clinics

Last year, we posted a few blogs about the NetShelter CX, also known as the “server-room-in-a-box,” which is optimal for small healthcare clinics because it looks like a piece of office… Read more »

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Power System Risk Assessments – A Valuable Tool for Facilities Following FEMA P-1019 Recommendations

In today’s environment where abnormal weather seems to be the new normal, we have seen numerous instances where natural disasters have wreaked havoc on critical facilities in a community. Recent… Read more »

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Recommendations for Hospital Network Connectivity – The Power of PoE

Guest Author: Francois Durand, Product Application Engineer, Network Connectivity My last blog discussed the importance of high capacity network connectivity in healthcare facilities. With internet applications being so ingrained in… Read more »

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3 Strategies for Addressing Healthcare Facility “Meaningful Use” Regulatory Challenges

Across the globe, governments are pressuring healthcare systems stakeholders to embrace more modern approaches to managing patients’ health information. In the US, the term “meaningful use” represents the incentive program… Read more »

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“Stay fit” at the 2015 ASHE Annual Conference

  The 52nd ASHE Annual Conference is just days away and more than 3,000 health care professionals are preparing to travel to Boston to attend. They will have the opportunity… Read more »

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How Can You Leverage Manufacturing Quality Improvement Techniques to Improve the Reliability of Your Healthcare Facility?

Power reliability in healthcare facilities is strongly related to the quality of healthcare delivery. In fact, a survey amongst facility managers by Schneider Electric identifies the subject as a chief… Read more »

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Top Ten Patient Safety Concerns of 2015

As healthcare facilities continue to grow and evolve, so do concerns over patient safety in those facilities. Though hospitals are intended to be places of healing, they also have to… Read more »

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Fiber networks and cloud changing healthcare IT

I live in a relatively small city—Lafayette, LA—but even here, technology is rapidly changing industries such as healthcare. At a session I attended in late April in Lafayette as part… Read more »

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5 Top Questions about the NetShelter CX – A Server-Room-in-a-Box

Guest blog by Debbie Dailey, Business Development Specialist, APC by Schneider Electric The NetShelter CX, to refresh your memory, is basically “a server room in a box.” It’s a portable,… Read more »

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The Internet of Things Demands New Thinking about Power Protection for Mains and Brains

When we look at megatrends affecting society as a whole, we hear a lot of reference to the Internet of Things (IoT). At the heart of this is the idea… Read more »

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Getting Educated, Getting Involved: Best Practices #5 and #6 for Retrofitting Your Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar In our last installment, we covered the third and fourth best practices adopted by Genentech and proven to be effective in retrofitting pharmaceutical manufacturing… Read more »

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The Sound of Silence?: Trends in Rising Hospital Noise

This is the first post in the Noise Monitoring blog series. A gurney rolls across a tiled floor. A patient monitoring system screams an alarm, summoning an attendant nurse. In… Read more »

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What’s the Big Deal with Hospital Big Data?

“Big Data” is a big buzzword. But what does it really mean and why all the hype? Well, as its name suggests, Big Data involves the accumulation of massive amounts… Read more »

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Explosion of Technology in Healthcare Requires Cooperation Between IT and Facilities

With the big HIMSS 13  event going on in New Orleans this week, I’ve got healthcare on my mind. HIMSS is focused on healthcare in IT and there’s certainly lots… Read more »

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Secure Power Solutions Must Be Adaptable to Specific Industry Needs

Ensuring reliable power for mission-critical applications in industry isn’t as simple as offering a range of standard power protection products, even if they are very good products. For many Secure… Read more »

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When Bigger Isn’t Better: The Benefits of Small Healthcare Clinics

In recent years, the number of small outpatient healthcare clinics, also known as retail healthcare, has risen dramatically. Hospitals and similar large facilities are falling out of fashion for non-critical… Read more »

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Sleep Easy – Improve Patient Satisfaction with Better Environment Control

The advent of the internet and increased reliance on technology has driven a change in social behavior. Consumers expect more, and they expect it now. Healthcare is no different. Patients… Read more »

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