4 Factors in COVID-19 Spread in Long-Term Care

Staff member infections, facility size among the factors associated with cases and deaths

1/22/2021


The Case for Training Facilities Staff

Why don’t hospitals train workers? Training is viewed as an expense, not an investment

1/22/2021


Contractors and Scientists Partner to Reduce COVID-19 in Senior Living Communities

New division creates four-step approach to healthy building design

1/22/2021


Modular Construction: Benefits and Challenges

Strategy cuts down on the time needed to build a facility

1/22/2021


Healthcare Technology: The Impact on Data and IT

Even before COVID-19, managers faced myriad challenges to their data infrastructures

1/22/2021



2021 To See Growing Threat of Cyberattacks

New hunting ground for cybercriminals has become the pandemic’s new ground zero – health care

1/21/2021


Hospital Design Puts Patient Needs First

To maintain a setting that is better for patients with autism, the design emphasizes a lack of visual clutter

1/21/2021


Organizations Weigh Turning Field Hospitals into Permanent Spaces

Officials encourage involvement of local CMS office, state fire marshal’s office and local building departments

1/21/2021


A New Approach to Operations and Management

Care coordination command centers can improve outcomes and efficiency

1/21/2021


Corporate Headquarters to Re-Emerge as Medical Facility

Former world headquarters of Union Carbide will see new life for Nuvance Health Systems

1/21/2021




OSHA-Approved State Standards Help Curtail COVID-19 Cases

In lieu of federal OSHA standards, 28 states have implemented their own emergency standards

1/20/2021


Visitor Management Takes Center Stage in COVID-19 Era

More than ever, facilities need control over patients, families, visitors, and outside contractors

1/20/2021


COVID-19: Challenges Continue for Environmental Services, Maintenance

Praise for healthcare workers is well deserved, but it left out nursing aides, housekeepers, medical assistants and food service workers

1/20/2021


Strategies and Resources for Technician Training

Providing training also is a proven strategy for engaging and motivating technical staff

1/20/2021


Fast Track: China Builds Hospital in Five Days

A 3,000-room hospital is under construction in Shijiazhuang

1/20/2021


HVAC Systems and COVID-19: What’s the Link?

Experts say scientific evidence does not indicate that transmission of COVID-19 occurs via HVAC systems

1/19/2021


Managers Search for Staffing Strategies Amid Pandemic

Hospital facilities and engineering departments are in constant competition with other fields for qualified technicians

1/19/2021


IT Security in the COVID-19 Era

Senior care facilities can be particularly vulnerable to security risks

1/19/2021


Amid Vaccine Rollout, PPE Shortage Continues

Requests to one collection group increased by 200 percent between November and December

1/19/2021


Texas Joins States Opening Field Hospitals

Convention center offers 25 beds but can treat more patients if needed

1/19/2021



Cyberattack Increase Tied to Vaccine Distribution

Attacks on web applications jump 51 percent since December

1/18/2021


Decade-Long Legionnaires' Outbreak Tied to Michigan Hospital: CDC

state reported 90 cases of Legionnaires' disease during 2014 and 2015

1/18/2021


Senior Care Facilities Go to the Dogs To Detect COVID-19

Dogs identify coronavirus via sweat samples from individuals

1/18/2021


COVID-19 Leads to Television as Diagnostic Tool

Converting existing televisions in nearly 1,200 patient rooms into virtual care endpoints

1/18/2021


Environmental Services Workers Feeling Underappreciated

Workers say they are not trained enough and see themselves as having a low social status

1/18/2021


Hospitals Fined $184K Over Worker Infections

Two hospitals fined for failing to report when employees were infected with COVID-19

1/15/2021


New COVID-19 Challenge: Minimizing PPE Waste

Managers seek to reduce the quantity of isolation gowns, gloves and masks discarded after use

1/15/2021


Healthcare Facilities Addressing Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is about four times more prevalent in healthcare than in other industries

1/15/2021


Telehealth Grows Amid Pandemic and Is Likely To Stay

Virtual visits must focus on patient experience to be a viable option

1/15/2021


Food Programs Adapt in the COVID-19 Era

Service had to continue where many traditional models no longer were feasible

1/15/2021


Rethinking Facility Airflow To Control COVID-19

Facilities can use altered airflows to increase air exchanges and optimize fresh outdoor air

1/14/2021


Controlling COVID-19 on Construction Sites Proves Challenging

One-half of the respondents indicated training is “often” or “always” required by project owners

1/14/2021


Flexible Food Program Responds to Pandemic

Programs had to rethink and revamp operations while still ensuring the health of patients

1/14/2021


Ohio Healthcare System Plans Expansion

$156 million, 60-bed hospital and medical office complex could create up to 275 jobs

1/14/2021


CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Improves Hospital Response

Rule mandates emergency planning and support with an emphasis on communication

1/14/2021


Four Most Frequent COVID-related OSHA Citations

By knowing the common citations, employers can better ensure they are protecting their workers

1/13/2021


Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Skyrocket

Attacks against healthcare organizations have jumped about 45 percent since early November

1/13/2021


COVID-19 and Design for Mental Health Facilities

Demand for healthcare facilities that offer mental and behavioral health services is increasing

1/13/2021


COVID-19 Is Remaking Healthcare Construction

ASHE resources address key considerations for keeping construction site safe

1/13/2021


OSHA Offers Tips on Safety with Dry Ice

Super-cold blocks of carbon dioxide keep temperamental vaccines at the right temperature

1/13/2021


Pandemic To Impact Senior-Living Facilities Through 2022

Within the senior living industry, continuing care retirement communities were hit the hardest

1/12/2021


Report Faults Security Efforts for Patient Information

Only 6 percent of audited organizations adequately fulfilled requirements for reducing risks and vulnerabilities

1/12/2021


Freezer Malfunction Forces Emergency Use of Vaccine

Sensor that monitors freezer didn’t work and didn’t notify hospital personnel of problem

1/12/2021


Ransomware Attacks Continue to Plague Healthcare

Facilities are implementing measures designed to keep critical data safe and secure

1/12/2021


Cyberattack Tactics Included Guessing Passwords

Perpetrators of the attack used common hacker techniques to get passwords

1/12/2021




COVID-19 Continues Pressure on Hospital ICUs

Study finds 90 percent increase in hospitals reaching ICU capacity

1/11/2021


Seven Legal Considerations for Constructing Healthcare Facilities

The pandemic is altering the approach to facility design and construction

1/11/2021


Healthcare Facilities Eye Blockchain To Address Challenges

Blockchain can do many things, from providing secure encryption of patient information to handling epidemics

1/11/2021


California Project Addresses Research, Capacity and Earthquakes

The project aims to address a severe bed shortage and create a more modern, seismically sound hospital

1/11/2021


ASHE Offers Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Space

Existing hospital beds cannot accommodate the millions of patients who will require medical care

1/11/2021




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