Healthcare

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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Three Reasons Your Hospital Needs an Intelligent Infrastructure

Your hospital needs to get smarter – specifically in terms of its infrastructure. Why? Because there’s increased demand on healthcare facilities, driven by demographics. World population will grow 33% over… 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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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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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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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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Strategies for Defending our Healthcare Heroes from Terrorist Attacks

Coauthored by Steve Nibbelink In light of the recent events that have plagued our cities, I would first and foremost like to extend my condolences to the victims and families of… Read more »

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Hospital Finds a Solution to Its Dirty Power Problems with SureVolt™ Automatic Voltage Regulator

In my last post, I outlined some of the symptoms and causes of “dirty power,” the term for power that is suffering from any of a number of issues, including… 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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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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Arc Flash Standards Update: Making Sense of the Latest Requirements in the NEC, NFPA 70E, and OSHA – Webinar Thursday April 2nd

Within the last 12-18 months, there have been significant Arc Flash Mitigation requirements added to the National Electrical Code, a shift in how NFPA 70E addresses the hazard and risk… 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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Can hospitals ever be fully prepared for massive power outages?

Damaging storms don’t discriminate. Even hospitals in the path of historic Hurricane Sandy across the eastern U.S. suffered widespread power loss. This unexpected occurrence highlights the importance of reliable power… 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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Lessons from Biology: Why Your Hospital Needs an Autonomic Nervous System

Hospitals are unique environments where we care for our most vulnerable population: patients. We are relatively successful at creating hospital structures that protect patients from powerful forces of nature such… 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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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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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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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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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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Matriculating Healthcare Team members into Healthcare Facilities Directors

Matriculating Healthcare Team members into Healthcare Facilities Directors. How do you fill that gap? There is no doubt the past 20 years has seen several orders of change when it… 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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Can hospitals improve patient safety with color?

Most people love colors around them–in flowers, the sky, and in living and working spaces. We are delighted to see an unexpected rainbow in an otherwise drab sky, or a… Read more »

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Improving Hospital Support Systems and Facility Efficiency with IoT

Schneider Electric participated in the IoT World Congress in Barcelona, Spain recently. The 3-day program featured today’s most influential IoT thought leaders, and our very own Healthcare Solutions Vice President,… Read more »

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Can physical environment big data make a big difference in your hospital?

Today’s healthcare facility managers face a myriad of challenges. As budgets and headcount shrinks, they are being asked to do more with less. This includes addressing variable operating expenses, managing… Read more »

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The Hidden Dangers of Hospital Noise

This is the second post in the Noise Monitoring blog series. As we established in our last blog, hospital noise has been on the rise in recent years, and doesn’t appear… Read more »

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Benefits of Mobile Apps for Patients and Seniors

Adaptable mobile apps for healthcare have the promise of tremendous benefits for the patients who will be using them. At their core, these apps will allow patients a greater degree… 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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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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Healthcare facility reliability and resiliency benefits from integrated design approach

Hospitals and medical centers are among the most “mission-critical” industry sectors. Their power supply must be extremely reliable and their systems must work well together because these facilities are protecting… Read more »

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