Healthcare

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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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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Predictive Maintenance: A More Strategic Approach to Ensuring UPS Availability

Before I joined Schneider Electric recently, I spent 25 years in the semiconductor business, first as an equipment maintenance engineering manager for a manufacturer and later as operations manager for… 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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Powerful Lessons to be Learned from Jordan Spieth’s Masters Disaster

Sometimes, companies have advance warning when dangerous conditions exist that may result in disaster. Hurricanes and blizzards, for example, don’t exactly sneak up on anyone. Other times, however, disaster can… Read more »

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Top Three Qualities of a Good Adaptable Healthcare Mobile App

My last blog discussed the increasing prevalence of mobile technology in the healthcare field. As the usage of smartphones and tablets increases, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the future of… Read more »

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For Healthcare Providers, Disaster Recovery is a Matter of Life or Death

Prolonged power outages can be costly to any business. But when healthcare providers fail to recover quickly from disaster, it literally can cost lives. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities rely… Read more »

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4 ways for efficiency in healthcare operations

Efficiency of healthcare facilities is a relative term and has multiple, domain specific definitions. Efficiency ultimately translates to added value and improved performance outcomes. Revisiting the importance of infrastructure and… 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 »

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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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Big Data is a really Big Deal in Healthcare… in a number of ways you might not have thought about

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced May 28th, 2013 that more than half of all doctors and eligible providers have received Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments for adopting or meaningfully using… 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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Looking Ahead: Best Practices #7 and #8 for Retrofitting Your Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar Throughout this series, we’ve covered six of the eight best practices for retrofitting an automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. In this installment, we’ll cover the… Read more »

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Improve patient safety through power availability and reliability

Full disclaimer: I’m no doctor. My training in the healthcare industry only goes as far as an industrial first aid course. But let’s say you’re getting heart surgery. It’s pretty… Read more »

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