Healthcare

Sharing healthcare security fundamentals in Sweden

I recently attended a Swedish Healthcare Security and Safety Director’s conference in Gothenburg on April 25th and April 26th, where over 60 healthcare security leaders from 30+ hospitals across the… Read more »

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The Secure Power Difference: Risk Mitigation and Beyond

In our first post, we defined what industrial secure power is and some vertical industry applications, but this leaves the all important question of “why” secure power solutions are needed…. Read more »

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How do hospital power outages increase financial exposure?

I read recently that even though there were 513 outages in the US between 2002 and 2008 (an average of six per month), today only 1 in 20 hospitals (in… 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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Demand Response IS Supply Chain Management

Let’s acknowledge Demand Response for what it really is: the premier tool for supply chain management of electrons. Really? I know. DR came into its own by its use in… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Wasted Time and Energy: The Unnecessary Burden on Hospitals

Hospitals never close. Employees, patients, and visitors come in and out 24/7. The power driving that constant activity must be reliable and always on. Not only must hospitals provide essential… 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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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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Where to Start When Addressing Healthcare Facility Data Security Issues

Cyberattacks, whether generated from a single individual or a politically-motivated group, have emerged as a bigger threat to the healthcare industry security in recent years. Tight regulations and the growing… 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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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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How to Justify Hospital Power Infrastructure Investments to Corporate Executives

In healthcare facilities, business growth and enhanced patient care are often fueled by technology innovation. According to hospital C-suite executives polled for Premier’s Fall 2015 Economic Outlook survey, more than… Read more »

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Simple Ways to Improve Hospital Efficiency – 3 Tips for Hospital Facility Managers

Rising energy costs. Tighter operating budgets. Staff spread thin and asked to do more with less. If you run a hospital, these operating constraints sound all too familiar. Facility managers… 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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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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4 simple steps to creating a lean, mean hospital infrastructure machine

So we’ve learned that an intelligent hospital infrastructure impacts patient care, hospital efficiency, staff productivity, and the bottom line. But how do you sell the idea to your hospital’s C-level… Read more »

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Using the past to create a better future: Strategies to achieve hospital goals

As 2015 begins, many of us are contemplating New Year’s resolutions. Has overeating, overspending, or watching too much TV become habits which, if continued, could lead to seriously bad consequences?… Read more »

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Hospital Heroes: Electrical Engineers to the Rescue

Facility managers and electrical engineers may not have the most glamorous jobs, but in certain situations their knowledge and expertise are critical to the mission of a hospital – or… Read more »

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Healthcare Microgrids Evolve from Backup to Part of the Energy Value Chain

Hospitals are often pillars of the communities they serve. And, while the welfare of patients, safety of staff and comfort of visitors remain top priorities, today, leadership extends beyond healthcare… Read more »

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Strategies to maintain hospital thermoregulation and patient comfort

In my previous blogs, I explored the ways that the human body can be used to model an intelligent hospital infrastructure. In this new blog, I continue that theme by… Read more »

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Sound Matters: Why All Hospital Noise is Not Created Equal

This is the third post in the Noise Monitoring blog series. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what’s perceived as noisy and not is in the ear… Read more »

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Perspective: When the Hospital is the Victim

The recent New York Times article, “When the Hospital Fires the Bullet”, certainly brought forward a dramatic scenario in a hospital, in which 26-year-old Alan Pean was shot by a… Read more »

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EcoXpert helps enable one man’s vision for optimized systems at China’s newest healthcare center

Last month in one of my blogs, “How to Successfully Leverage IoT; It’s Not Technology,” I discussed the value of a strong network of integrator partners, such as the EcoXpert… Read more »

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