Healthcare

Two Trends Worth Following when Designing New Healthcare Facilities

Guest post by, Graeme Robertson, Global Business Development Director, Healthcare Solutions, Schneider Electric According to the Center of Health Design,  2 of the 10 biggest trends affecting the next 10… Read more »

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7 signs your hospital could benefit from an energy performance contract

In my last blog, I talked a little about energy performance contracts (EPCs) and how they have benefitted hospitals that need get creative with funding energy management and sustainability initiatives…. Read more »

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Hospital energy waste puts a damper on operating budgets and public health

In Australia, energy prices have increased 19% over the last 3 years, and in 2012, the government passed a new carbon tax, which is expected to increase hospital electricity bills… Read more »

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Money talks. Are you listening?

We listen attentively when it comes to our personal investments – negotiating the purchase price of our homes, choosing retirement accounts, or waiting for a big sale. For most people,… 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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Energy performance contracts: an innovative approach to hospital energy management

There’s no doubt about it, hospitals are energy hogs. ENERGY STAR estimates that in the US alone, healthcare organizations spend over $8.8 billion on energy every year. To bring this… Read more »

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Is energy efficiency the key to hospital financial health?

The last decade has been rough on the healthcare industry, for both public and private organizations. The global recession, coupled with rising healthcare costs, has resulted in the universal need… Read more »

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How can an integrated healthcare infrastructure improve patient safety?

The statistics are staggering: According the World Health Organization, 1 in 10 patients is harmed while receiving care in even the most advanced hospitals. The National Center for Missing and… Read more »

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SF6 Technology Provides Space and Cost Savings in Hospital Electrical Renovation Projects

As I travel across the country and speak with hospital facility directors, a number of common themes emerge during the conversations. Reduced margins leading to reduced capital budgets, the need… Read more »

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IHSSF Weapons Survey – Summary

Given an increase in violence in the hospital setting and continued attention on hospital security programs, the International Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IHSSF) recently completed a research project examining… Read more »

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Digitization of Health

Technology; like a chef who cooks new tastes in a fast changing enviroment to make our lives better by pushing us to try new tastes and to have smarter cuisines…… 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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Choosing LED lighting for enclosures: 6 important features

In the quest for improved energy efficiency and lower energy costs, most parts of the globe have begun adopting LED technology. And the trend shows no sign of abating. A… Read more »

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Moorfields Eye Hospital: Improving Facility Visibility with EcoStruxure™ for Healthcare

Moorfields Eye Hospital was founded in 1805, and today is the oldest ophthalmic hospital in Europe. This world-class hospital supports a staff of 2,300 people, and thousands of patients each… 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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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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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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Hospital energy waste puts a damper on operating budgets and public health

In Australia, energy prices have increased 19% over the last 3 years, and in 2012, the government passed a new carbon tax, which is expected to increase hospital electricity bills… 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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The Role of Device Level Control in Hospitals

You go to a hospital to get better. However, in reality hospitals make many patients sicker – sometimes fatally so. According to the Centers for Disease Control, hospital acquired infections… Read more »

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