Industry News - February 2013
This year the National Facilities Management & Technology Show (NFMT) will feature a special Healthcare Facilities Today education track with topics tailored specifically to the needs of healthcare facility managers.
As healthcare facility portfolios continue to diversify and bring services off the hospital campus and into the community, the local shopping mall may soon be playing a larger role in tenancy considerations.
A recent survey of 300 healthcare executives revealed some dominant trends within the healthcare industry for 2013. Key among them is financial performance.
The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) last month released for public comment the draft of a new standard on residential care facilities. The deadline for comment is March 20.
A new study shows that capacity by itself can drive hospital admissions, with findings supporting limiting the number of hospital beds to actual population needs.
Healthcare organizations are putting off larger projects like new or replacement hospital construction in favor of focusing on renovations, technology upgrades and outpatient or ambulatory facilities.
Market trends are driving healthcare facilities design to focus on cost reduction and efficiency.
The trend toward using medical office buildings for higher-acuity care is likely to continue, so developers and designers will need to determine how the functional requirements differ from a hospital and plan accordingly.
The Facilities Resource Group at Ascension Health has devised a plan so facilities projects don't compete for capital funds with clinical projects.
Three months after superstorm Sandy, New York City hospitals have begun moving forward with plans to improve emergency preparedness at their facilities.