Rethinking Safety and Security in the Pandemic Era

Emergency and business continuity plans, particularly pandemic plans, will get refreshed

2/26/2021


Prefab Strategy Streamlines Office Building Renovation

Exam rooms built as pods off-site and delivered nearly complete to construction site

2/26/2021


Hospitals Across South Review Crisis Performance

Facilities faced three key challenges: accessing water for HVAC systems, sourcing oxygen and getting supplies

2/26/2021


Case Study: Disinfecting Contaminated Cell Phones and Tablets

Ultraviolet-C light is an effective alternative to germicidal wipes for disinfecting devices

2/26/2021


Doctor Wounded in Attack by Patient

Patient stabbed a doctor while being treated inside Pennsylvania Hospital

2/26/2021



Beware Casual Conversations and COVID-19: Study

Researchers say infections occurred likely due to not wearing a mask in social situations

2/25/2021


How Hospital Design Can Save Lives

For some patients, time is of the essence and can’t be wasted navigating layout

2/25/2021


Mass Communication’s Role in Emergency Response

System enables healthcare workers to quickly and discreetly report incident

2/25/2021


No Surface? No Touch: Technology Targets Infections

Touchless technology aims to enhance hygiene and minimize risk of infection

2/25/2021


Rethinking Design with COVID-19 in Mind

Expect hospital design to incorporate more infectious disease rooms, larger emergency departments and more flexible spaces

2/25/2021



Hospitals in South Begin Slow Return to Operations

Power outages, water shortages and scrambles for critical supplies delay and complicate patient care

2/24/2021


COVID-19 Prevention as IT Security Strategy

Applied to IT, health measures have potential benefits

2/24/2021


Hospital Maintenance Staff Shines in Cold-Weather Crisis

Employees carried buckets of well water throughout hospital

2/24/2021


How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Food Service

How can managers use staff effectively to deliver a quality product and meet customer expectations?

2/24/2021


Pandemic Uncovers IT Vulnerabilities

To protect patient and financial data, a proper security setup should include multiple controls

2/24/2021



Resource Targets HVAC Controls and COVID-19

No definitive recommendations exist for environmental controls when handling COVID-19 patients

2/23/2021


Protecting Workers Beyond COVID-19

Workplace violence is four times more likely to occur in healthcare settings than other private industries

2/23/2021


Ransomware Protection Extended to Private Hospitals

No-cost protection service is already available for public hospitals, health departments and healthcare organizations

2/23/2021


Should We Introduce Good Microbes into a Facility?

Instead of killing all the bacteria, facilities could add good microbes into surfaces or the air

2/23/2021


Rethinking Food Service in COVID-19 Era

University of California San Francisco Health relaunches delivery in main facility

2/23/2021



Co-locating Cancer Services Improves Patient Satisfaction

Designing for multi-disciplinary approach can be challenging, but improved results are worth the effort

2/22/2021


Healthcare Facilities Contend with Knockoff PPE

Agents intercepted hundreds of thousands of counterfeit 3M brand masks

2/22/2021


Power, Water, Weather Woes Plague Texas Hospitals

Hospitals need oxygen, water for the HVAC systems and transportation of supplies

2/22/2021


2020 Data Breaches Skyrocket 55.1 Percent

Hacking and IT incidents led to 67.3 percent of all healthcare breaches

2/22/2021


Strategies and Tactics to Improve Hand Hygiene

Monitoring by itself doesn’t change behavior of healthcare workers

2/22/2021



Hospitals Lead in Augmented Reality Use

Technology is likely used for virtual tours and smart maintenance

2/19/2021


Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Power Outages

Storm bring freezing rain, sleet and snow from Texas to Mid-Atlantic

2/19/2021


Hospital, Clinic Shootings Put Spotlight on Security

Healthcare workers face constant challenge of assessing patients for threats

2/19/2021


COVID-19 Will Transform Food Service

Cost pressures probably will force dining programs to seek relief

2/19/2021


Case Study: Renovation Helps Hospital React to Pandemic

Technology is likely used for virtual tours and smart maintenance

2/19/2021



Texas Hospitals Strain Under Weight of Emergencies

COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine distribution, massive winter snowstorm and statewide power outage combine to wreak havoc

2/18/2021


Americans Backsliding on Handwashing

As pandemic wears on, Americans are washing their hands less often and for less time

2/18/2021


How IoT Can Benefit Healthcare Facility Managers

Healthcare facilities are vulnerable to water damage, but sensors can alert FMs to trouble

2/18/2021


Shining a New Light on Hospital Lighting

Research center will explore light’s impact on patient health

2/18/2021


Cleaning Robots: The Impact on Environmental Services

Robots would not take environmental services jobs but might help workers disinfect hospital more quickly

2/18/2021



Hospital Shooting Continues String of Attacks

Two wounded, one arrested in shooting outside medical center

2/17/2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Checklist for Facility Managers

Executing a high distribution of the vaccine is possible with a solid plan

2/17/2021


Ransomware Attacks: What Can IT Managers Do?

Central to preventing attacks is ensuring staff are informed and taking precautions

2/17/2021


Ice Machines Linked to Nosocomial Infections: Study

Dozens of machines frequently contaminated with gram-negative bacilli and Candida species

2/17/2021


Troubled Chicago Hospital Files for Bankruptcy

Moves comes after state regulators rejected proposal to close down hospital

2/17/2021



Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Strike Hospitals: CDC

Outbreaks linked might be linked to reuse of personal protective equipment by staff

2/16/2021


Healthcare Cyber Attacks Exploded During Pandemic

Three-quarters of all breaches tied to third parties

2/16/2021


Hospital Design with Pandemic in Mind

Strategies and principles for a pandemic-resilient hospitals

2/16/2021


Evidence Grows That Masks Essential in Battling COVID-19 Spread

Two studies take closer look at role of mask-wearing in preventing illness

2/16/2021


Design Decisions for Cutting-Edge Cancer Centers

Multi-disciplinary team approach for cancer care requires right space

2/16/2021




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