Industry News - April 2013
Increasing investments in IT and facilities are among the top three growth areas in hospital spending over the next five years, an L.E.K. Consulting study says.
Those involved in the long-term strategic planning for healthcare facilities may benefit from an upcoming webcast examining the increasing trend of mergers and acquisitions in the industry.
Key among HAI preventative measures is the seemingly simple act of healthcare practitioners washing their hands, and some of the cited obstacles to the task may have design or operations solutions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced several changes to its Design for the Environment Program (DfE) for labeling cleaning products.
Beginning July 1, The Joint Commission will offer the Nursing Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program, with a new Rehabilitation and Advanced Care Certification option.
Walgreen clinics will be expanding patient care to include the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.
The Joint Commission now offers Voluntary Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification for hospitals and critical access hospitals.
The Center for Health Design is offering a series of four workshops on strategic design trends in healthcare.
A recent report offers advice to healthcare providers seeking to expand services outside the hospital campus.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Orange Medical Care P.C. in Newburgh, N.Y., with fines totaling $44,800 for failing to protect its workers adequately against potential bloodborne pathogen hazards.
Open, indoor water features could be prohibited in new healthcare facilities due to risks associated with waterborne pathogens.