CDC estimates 38 million sickened by flu

This season the flu has caused 23,000 deaths

3/27/2020


Michigan healthcare facilities vary in coronavirus screening protocols

Hospitals are implementing state coronavirus restrictions

3/27/2020


Hospital ready with mobile hazmat tent if needed for coronavirus

Tent could be used to safely move a coronavirus patient into the hospital without putting anyone else at risk

3/27/2020


Newsweek names 10 best hospitals in the world

The Mayo Clinic topped the list

3/27/2020


Healthcare facilities managers have a new charter: Creating an exceptional employee experience

Trends driving the evolving role of facilities managers as strategic experience design leaders

3/27/2020


Biometrics, smartphones poised to replace key cards

Key cards can be expensive and technologically obsolete

3/27/2020







Washington hospital workers make masks from office supplies

Workers are dealing with a severe shortage of equipment

3/26/2020


Some hospitals need emergency stocks for coronavirus

Hospitals in that situation can contact their local county health department or EMS agency

3/26/2020


Enhancing healthcare facility security using mass notification

Mass notification systems can connect many devices and other systems healthcare facilities already have in place and help leverage them for safety and communication needs

3/26/2020


Protecting healthcare workers with location technology

Badges can be a life-saving tool for employees under duress

3/26/2020


Flood waters swamp Jakarta hospital

Medical equipment may have been damaged

3/26/2020


Monitoring HVAC levels in sterile processing areas

HVAC must be addressed in compliance with current standards

3/26/2020







Keeping hospital ice machines safe from coronavirus

Following proper ice handling procedures is one more way to stop the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19

3/25/2020


Common myths in healthcare construction management

When setting the foundation for a healthcare construction project, it’s important to separate fact from fiction

3/25/2020


Healthcare security: Why developing a drone use policy is essential

A policy governing who can use, who can approve, when and where they can be used should be developed

3/25/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Inactive leaf closer

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for inactive leaf closer

3/25/2020


As coronavirus spreads, hospitals deal with shortages

There are approximately 95,000 intensive care beds in the country

3/25/2020


Smart bed helps prevent falls and improve safety

The new beds have safety features, such as a motion-activated night light and can connect with the hospital’s call system

3/25/2020







‘Airborne precautions’ eyed for healthcare staffs after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

Scientists are looking at how humidity, temperature and ultraviolet lighting affects the disease

3/24/2020


Maryland hospitals setting up ‘triage tents’ to assess coronavirus patients

Some hospitals might also use the tents to triage those experiencing noncoronavirus-related symptoms

3/24/2020


More hospitals asked to share data about protective gear inventories

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on a system that would track the inventory across the U.S.

3/24/2020


10 strategies for planning a successful construction project

Successful construction projects require effective preplanning, oversight, cooperation and anticipating problems and managing them before they become delays, failures and catastrophes

3/24/2020


People are stealing masks and other sterile supplies from hospitals

US officials have estimated the country only has about 1% of the masks needed for healthcare professionals

3/24/2020


EHR browser extension: Essential tool for optimizing value-based care initiatives

The goal is to aggregate data from every possible source to illustrate the patient’s health status

3/24/2020






Cuomo calls for construction of field hospitals

The N.Y. governor said it is only a matter of time before ICU beds fill up

3/23/2020


Utah hospital sets up negative pressure tents for coronavirus

The tents are completely self-sustaining

3/23/2020


What hospitals need to do to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak

The spike in U.S. cases and daily reports of medical personnel exposure, is that hospital preparedness is critical to avoid a disaster

3/23/2020


U.S. hospitals may face severe PPE shortage

Survey suggests there may be a three-fold increase in demand for N95 masks

3/23/2020


V.A. preps to support healthcare system during coronavirus

Agency is legally designated as nation’s backup health system

3/23/2020







Study: Hospitals will run out of beds if coronavirus cases spike

No state will have enough room for novel coronavirus patients if the surge in severe cases here mirrors that in other countries

3/20/2020


U.S. healthcare facilities offer different pictures of coronavirus preparedness

Some believe their health systems are equipped, others aren't sure

3/20/2020


What hospitals are telling workers about coronavirus

Healthcare providers urged to take 'conservative approach'

3/20/2020


Essential HVAC craftsmanship in healthcare

The North Tower Project at INOVA Loudoun Hospital

3/20/2020


The challenge of mold in modern hospitals and healthcare facilities

Not only does mold cause structural damage to the facility costing them money and potential lost revenue, mold has been directly attributed to healthcare associated infections

3/20/2020


Hospital security cameras can promote safety

Cloud-based security systems can provide pictures of each person entering and exiting a facility

3/20/2020







Many highly rated nursing homes have infection-control lapses

Sixty-one percent of nursing homes were cited for one or more infection-control deficiencies in the past few years

3/19/2020


California lawmakers trying to block hospital closure amid coronavirus spread

Seton Medical Center in Daly City was due to close as soon as this month

3/19/2020


Florida man sets hospital bed on fire to get nurse’s attention

The man tried to flee the hospital after setting the fire

3/19/2020


Ohio children's behavioral health facility designed for safety without intimidation

Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus built its own beds and asked suppliers for custom modifications

3/19/2020


Best practices to keep networks secure

Securing healthcare facilities against cyberattacks has become increasingly complicated

3/19/2020


10 strategies for planning a successful construction project

Successful projects require effective preplanning, oversight, cooperation and anticipating problems

3/19/2020







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