Healthcare Workers To Be First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Workers with direct patient contact would be among the first, as well as individuals working in long-term care facilities

12/4/2020


Medical Center Reveals 4.5-Year Data Leak

Server misconfiguration might have allowed unauthorized individuals access to patient data

12/4/2020


COVID-19: Design and the Impact of Patient Technology

Embracing technology in design can dramatically improve building designs and patient outcomes

12/4/2020


A Lesson In Diversity At Froedtert Health

Wisconsin hospital’s path to diversity includes contractors, vendors and employees

12/4/2020


Facilities Continue to Struggle with PPE Supply Chain

Homeless shelters, natural disaster relief groups, nurses’ offices in schools and smaller hospitals are also struggling

12/4/2020


Deja Vu: Field Hospitals Reopening in Several Cities

Facilities in Wisconsin and Rhode Island recall onset of COVID-19 pandemic

12/3/2020


COVID-19 Challenges Health System's Food Service Program

Managers updated spaces and offerings with safety in mind

12/3/2020


Nursing Home Improvises To Accommodate Visitors

The facility is using a converted shed as a meeting space for patients and families

12/3/2020


Hospitals’ Supply Chains Under Scrutiny for Cybersecurity Role

Healthcare facilities must closely monitor the security posture of their supply chain partners

12/3/2020


Maintenance and Housekeeping: Crucial Workers During Pandemic

A generally invisible workforce performs critical tasks that keep facilities operating safely and do so at great risk

12/3/2020


Safety Q&A: Oxygen Cylinder Storage

Requirements change depending on the quantity of gas

12/2/2020


Hospital Expansions Continue as Pandemic Cases Surge

Long-planned expansions an upgrades continue as facilities revamp operations

12/2/2020


Phishing Tops List of Healthcare IT Attacks

More than one-half of healthcare cybersecurity professionals say their organization has experienced a phishing attack in the last year

12/2/2020


Hospitals Eye Vacant Retail Buildings for Added Space

Big-box stores often are located in populated areas with high traffic, good visibility and access and abundant parking

12/2/2020


Medical Center Seeks to Recover from Cyberattack

Officials work to restore access to sites used by the public and say it will be some time before systems are fully restored

12/2/2020


Wave of Ransomware Puts Healthcare Facilities on Alert

The pandemic’s sudden onset forced organizations to set up emergency COVID-19 facilities with no time to plan robust IT security infrastructures

12/1/2020


Case Study: Selecting Back-up Power For Large Hospital

A low-cost approach might not reliably meet critical power needs during an emergency

12/1/2020


Curtain Control? Researchers Study Antimicrobial Offerings

Researchers tested the effectiveness of antimicrobial curtains in an intensive care unit

12/1/2020


Teamwork Central To Health System’s Food Program Success

Meetings include a formal comparison of data from five key performance indicators that are tracked daily, weekly and monthly

12/1/2020


Are NYC Hospitals Prepared Better for COVID-19?

One focus has been upgrading spaces and preparing for the rapid conversion of hospital units and non-clinical spaces

12/1/2020


COVID-19 Resource Targets Assisted Living Facilities

The infection prevention and control document aims to prevent the spread of infectious disease in communities

11/30/2020


Patient Falls On The Rise

Falls cost U.S. hospitals an estimated $2 billion a year

11/30/2020


Reopening of Emergency Hospital Signals COVID-19 Trouble in NY

The unit was one of several emergency facilities that were set up in New York earlier in the year to treat virus patients

11/30/2020


2 Hospital Deaths Cast Focus on Aging Infrastructure

An accident has drawn steam-powered energy systems into the spotlight

11/30/2020


Hospital Design Looks Up To Expand

Vertical hospitals have gained traction as healthcare providers looked to serve patient populations in urban centers

11/30/2020


Are Smoke Alarms Necessary In Sleeping Rooms?

It all depends on the facility type and situation

11/25/2020


Hygiene Remains Key To Controlling Coronavirus

Healthcare facilities also need to focus on surface cleaning and placement of sanitizer dispensers

11/25/2020


Hospital System Assesses Options for Old Hospital

Iowa the system considers potential uses for existing structure as a new one comes online

11/25/2020


Earthquakes and the Role of Hospital Cooperation

Study finds that if hospitals responding to earthquake are highly coordinated, they can cut patient wait times by more than half

11/25/2020


Space Shortages Affecting State’s Psychiatric Hospitals

Responding to COVID-19 surge, California hospitals seek space options and wrestle with impact on patients

11/25/2020


Hospital Workers Remain at Higher Risk of Contracting COVID-19

Spotlight on doctors and nurses, as well as security, housekeeping and food service workers

11/24/2020


Hospitals Prepare for the Next Wave of COVID-19

Hospitals have been preparing for months for another surge and are hoping to deploy the lessons they learned during an agonizing spring

11/24/2020


Germicidal Lighting Gains Grounds Beyond Healthcare

In some hospitals, ground-level robots emitting UV-C are being used to sanitize floors

11/24/2020


Cybersecurity Remains Tough Challenges for Healthcare

Hospitals are prime targets because they often house sensitive and personal data

11/24/2020


Health System Drops Plans for New Hospital

Florida’s Venice Regional Bayfront Health instead announced plans for a multimillion

11/24/2020


Health Systems Grapple with Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Breaches, ransomware and other security incidents are becoming larger and more disruptive

11/23/2020


Hospitals Curtail Elective Surgeries as COVID-19 Surges

Once again, hospitals must decide how to take care of COVID-19 patients while providing other services

11/23/2020


Tips To Avoid PPE Cross-contamination

Improperly donning and doffing personal protective equipment can spread germs

11/23/2020


Survey Spotlights Advances in Healthcare IT

One-third of organizations have adopted components of a comprehensive security program in 2020

11/23/2020


IT Room Fire Forces Evacuation of Hospital Buildings

Electrical fire and smoke leads hospital officials to evacuate two office buildings

11/23/2020



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