Healthcare

Humans and Machines Tagteam to Reduce Human Error and Ensure Patient Safety

I recently had surgery at a highly esteemed academic medical center, the sort of hospital where I anticipated the best care. They had the newest electronic medical record program, a… Read more »

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Eight Ways Computers Can Make Decisions for Your Hospital

It is fairly easy to conceptualize that computers can compare, analyze and compartmentalize data according to rules dictated by a human created program. But, this is just a small part… Read more »

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The Internet of Things Demands a Fresh Look at Power Protection

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us, constantly gathering all kinds of data and sending it off to various compute resources that will make sense of it to… 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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Two Unexpected Ways Building Automation Might Benefit Your Hospital

A recent article by Megan Headley on FacilityCare’s website details “Two Big Ways Building Automation Can Improve the Patient Experience” and discusses some benefits that you might not be getting… Read more »

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The Internet of Things Demands New Thinking about Power Protection for Mains and Brains

When we look at megatrends affecting society as a whole, we hear a lot of reference to the Internet of Things (IoT). At the heart of this is the idea… Read more »

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Top Ten Patient Safety Concerns of 2015

As healthcare facilities continue to grow and evolve, so do concerns over patient safety in those facilities. Though hospitals are intended to be places of healing, they also have to… 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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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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Schneider Electric works with IHIS to deliver award-winning H-Cloud antidote to Singapore Healthcare network

Singapore Healthcare staff is used to treating patients and making them well again, but when it came to its legacy IT infrastructure it was in need of a remedy. Among… Read more »

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Data Transparency is Vital to World-class Hospitals

In speaking with hospital stakeholders around the world, from C-level executives to operational managers, we find one of the biggest challenges to improving operational efficiency is the sheer complexity of… Read more »

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Secure Power in Healthcare: Taking Care of the Pain Points

The top concern or “pain point “with Secure Power in the healthcare industry continues to be—and should be—energy availability, but there are other pain points that extend beyond availability and… 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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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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WEBCAST: Getting Electrical Contractors Involved in the Secure Power Opportunity

As part of Schneider Electric’s efforts to highlight the need to protect mission-critical, non-information technology (IT) “Secure Power” applications in industry, commercial, and infrastructure settings, a new webcast is available… 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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Risk – A Four Letter Word You Should Mention

An article I recently read discussed risk assessments in hospitals for items from infections to patient records. It was interesting how interwoven these assessments and processes were to provide checks and balances… Read more »

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Clinical Data vs. Infrastructure Data – the forgotten information?

Why is it that we expect, anticipate, and appreciate harnessing electronic medical records to improve the quality of care, but we aren’t talking about it at all from an infrastructure… Read more »

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Equipment Flexibility is a Leading Secure Power Need in the Brazilian Market

Secure Power Systems for critical applications is a broad concept that spans many types of power protection technologies and equipment. To meet the requirements of market, the Secure Power provider… 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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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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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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Joint Commission: 10 most cited Healthcare facility standards

At my last HAAHE (Houston Area Association of Healthcare Engineers) meeting I watched a dynamic presentation by Susan B. Laughlin, FASHE, CHFM, CHSP who spoke about the most frequently cited… Read more »

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Infection Control Regulations: A Plea for Building Codes and Patient Safety

A landmark event in the history of hospital regulatory codes was a tragic fire in the Hartford Hospital in 1961. A lit cigarette butt, thrown into a trash chute, sparked… 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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Humans and Machines Tagteam to Reduce Human Error and Ensure Patient Safety

I recently had surgery at a highly esteemed academic medical center, the sort of hospital where I anticipated the best care. They had the newest electronic medical record program, a… 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 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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