Maintenance and Operations - November 2017

Interoperability lessons learned from disasters

Tragic events highlight the necessity for preparing healthcare facility information-sharing systems


Choosing reusable vs. disposable underpads

Reusable underpads may offer cost savings and usability benefits to healthcare facilities


Fla. nursing home says Irma deaths not staff’s fault

Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills sends letter to Congress says staff could't overcome lack of power to the central air conditioner


Parkland Hospital ER uses purple lights to improve patient flow

Consultants from Toyota worked on improving discharge time


Nashville hospital to end inpatient care

Nashville General Hospital is the the city’s only safety net hospital


Report explores emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities

White paper focuses on the role of facility management during emergency events and for CMS compliance


VA too 'male-centric,' female vets tell N.J. legislators

Vets says hospital feels more like a strip club than a medical center


The deadline is today: Is your emergency communications plan ready?

The CMS rule is enforceable as of Nov. 15, 2017


Florida nursing home now in compliance with emergency generator directive

Facility had been called out for failing to submit plans to the Agency for Health Care Administration


Chicago hospital sues Leapfrog over ratings

Saint Anthony Hospital alleges agency knowingly used incorrect info to lower grade


Staff training unravels healthcare reimbursement issues

More facility administrators are sending staff to training classes to get up to speed on the latest guidelines


Houston hospital still closed after Harvey

HCA Healthcare reported $140 million in lost revenue in the third quarter from hurricanes Harvey and Irma


Comprehensive strategies to ensure infection control and cleanliness

As best practices for cleaning healthcare facilities continue to evolve, researchers are paying increased attention to the role that the environment plays in the development of HAIs


Critical building automation system considerations

The building automation system (BAS) is the primary backbone for energy savings in a hospital


Document storage systems: The role they could play in healthcare

Document storage systems offer a method for continuing the healthcare provider efficiency gained during the years of the Affordable Care Act


Elements of a successful RCM process

The revenue cycle management (RCM) process is one of the most important parts of a functional and efficient healthcare facility



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