Healthcare

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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Data, Development, and Documentation: Best Practices #3 and #4 for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Retrofit

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar In our last blog, we provided an introduction to the first two of eight best practices for effectively retrofitting manufacturing systems in a pharmaceutical… Read more »

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Getting Started: Best Practices #1 and #2 for a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Upgrade Project

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar It’s hard to address flaws in an existing system if you don’t know what they are. And the more information that a facility has… 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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Genentech: How One Company Made Retrofitting Work

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar Genentech is a pharmaceutical company best known for their groundbreaking cancer treatments. Their CCP1 facility— that is, their first large-scale cell culture production facility—… Read more »

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How to Know When to Upgrade Your Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Systems

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar Pharmaceutical manufacturing is an essential part of the healthcare industry landscape, and it’s one that’s constantly evolving, especially as technology continues to advance. But… Read more »

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IoT DIY: Putting Mobile App Design into Hands of Building Experts

Note: This is the second in a series of blogs about the functionality and potential of custom end user apps for nontechnical owners or managers of commercial buildings. In my… Read more »

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Why Efficient Buildings Translate to Better Patient Care

Whether you work for a sprawling urban hospital or a small neighborhood clinic, you’re faced with the same buildings challenges: high maintenance costs, rising energy prices and aging infrastructure. This… Read more »

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IoT in the Real World … How Can Mobile Apps Help Us Connect?

Note: This is the first in a series of blogs about the functionality and potential of custom end user apps for nontechnical owners or managers of commercial buildings. With the… Read more »

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Healthcare Mobile Apps Must-Haves: Benefits for All

In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of mobile apps for patients and seniors. But the upsides don’t stop there—facility managers, medical professionals, and executives can also benefit from… Read more »

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Top 3 components of a solid healthcare security program

Healthcare leaders have long been challenged with creating and maintaining a welcoming, safe, and secure environment in their facilities. Looking back to 1968, at the first International Association for Healthcare… Read more »

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An inside look at designing building automation for life sciences facilities

Guest blog by Fran Selvaggio Building automation is critical to the performance, cost, and regulatory compliance of life sciences facilities. Yet, unless Building Management System (BMS) planning occurs in the… 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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Stop Flushing Medical Errors Down the Toilet

We have explored in previous writings how biological systems and human physiology can model elegant solutions for the design and operation of complex hospital buildings, suggesting ideas for non-disruptive alarm… Read more »

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Edge Computing Helps Colocation Provider Internap Meet Customers’ Latency and Agility Requirements

As a colocation provider, Internap has to be able to meet the needs of its customers quickly and consistently. More and more, those customers are looking for data centers that… Read more »

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The Top 5 Benefits of Big Data in Healthcare Facilities

As we discussed in our last blog, use of Big Data is on the rise everywhere, and it’s a technological advancement that healthcare facilities can– and need to– take advantage… Read more »

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3 Core Challenges of Installing and Supporting Sophisticated Diagnostic Equipment in Hospitals

We’ve all viewed scenes like this on TV: A very sick patient in some remote location is precariously clinging to life. The local doctor cannot solve the medical problem without… 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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Is your hospital a breeding ground for healthcare-acquired infections?

Anyone with a green thumb knows that a healthy plant has a “give-and-take” exchange with the soil in which the roots are embedded. Mineral nutrients essential for growth are drawn… Read more »

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Best practices in regards to the 21 CFR Part 11 and Wonderware Software

In this blog post I plan to take a look at the FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Regulations (what is it?, term definitions, why do we need it?), and resources… Read more »

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3 Core Challenges of Installing and Supporting Sophisticated Diagnostic Equipment in Hospitals

We’ve all viewed scenes like this on TV: A very sick patient in some remote location is precariously clinging to life. The local doctor cannot solve the medical problem without… Read more »

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From Millions to Billions: The Rise of Healthcare Mobile Applications

Walk down the hallway of a top hospital today and you’ll be confronted with a rising tide of mobile technology. You’ll see patients fiddling with their smartphones in waiting rooms,… Read more »

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Secure Power for industry crosses multiple domains of expertise

To ensure the reliability of mission-critical applications in industry and infrastructure, organizations are tapping some of the same type of technologies used to protect data centers and information technology (IT)… Read more »

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Less Painful Than A Shot: Four-Step Plan To Optimizing Small Clinic Efficiency

For improved operations and optimized energy efficiency in many small healthcare clinics, retrofitting is required via an upgraded building management system (BMS). However, it’s not as painful of a process… Read more »

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Medical research improved through efficient laboratory workplace settings

Medical research generates new ideas and innovation every day. To swiftly incorporate these developments into healthcare delivery, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is an innovative diamond… Read more »

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The Digital Transformation of Australia’s healthcare industry

Australia’s healthcare system is extremely complex and it is best described as a web of services, providers, recipients and organizational structures. Complexity is unavoidable to ensure multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary, culturally diverse… Read more »

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Tips To Help Get Your Healthcare Project Funded

In today’s challenging healthcare environment, many well intentioned projects proposed both by supplier partners and facility managers go unfunded. Many times, the rejection of funding is not because the project… Read more »

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Designing Healthcare Facilities with Change in Mind

Like all things on earth, time impacts buildings to cause either evolution or extinction. We are most familiar with the concept of evolution in biology, where it is discussed as… Read more »

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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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Balance your Hospital Ecosystem to Improve Patient Safety

Winston Churchill said. “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” While all building owners strive to comply with federal and local building codes, perhaps hospital CEOs and… Read more »

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