Facility Operations - April 2022

New HHS Initiative Address Climate Change

The initiative challenges private healthcare systems to meet or exceed emissions goals and build facility resilience.

4/29/2022


Healthcare Management Solutions Market Sees Growth

The demand for patient information management, stock keeping and appointment scheduling is contributing to the burgeoning adoption of solutions.

4/29/2022


CDC Taps Into Data to Improve Disease Forecasting, Communication

Program seeks to enhance ability to use data, models, and analytics to enable timely, effective decision-making.

4/28/2022


Healthcare Acquired Infections Responsible for 100,000 Deaths Annually 

Because of the complex nature of healthcare facilities, the risk of HAIs exists even in the best situations.

4/27/2022


WISE Initiative Aims to Improve Senior Care Environments

The WISE initiative will focus on different aspects of the senior living industry to advance innovation that will help make communities safer and healthier.

4/27/2022


Troubleshooting Pin-Hole Leaks in Healthcare Piping Systems

Managers can prevent problems by understanding water piping materials and causes of corrosion

4/26/2022


Troubleshooting Pin-Hole Leaks in Healthcare Piping Systems

Managers can prevent problems by understanding water piping materials and causes of corrosion

4/26/2022


Healthcare Facilities Need to Standardize Supply Chain Practices

A survey found that a majority of healthcare facilities are still using manual techniques for tracking the supply chain.

4/26/2022


Hospitals Ease Mask Requirements as New Variant Looms

Some hospitals are changing their masking requirements after the federal government struck down the nationwide mask mandate for public transit.

4/26/2022


Hospitals Ease Mask Requirements as New Variant Looms

Some hospitals are changing their masking requirements after the federal government struck down the nationwide mask mandate for public transit.

4/26/2022


ASHE Infection Control Tool Focuses on Role of Maintenance

ICRA 2.0 promotes and directs interdisciplinary infection prevention in healthcare facilities during construction, renovation and maintenance.

4/25/2022


ASHE Infection Control Tool Focuses on Role of Maintenance

ICRA 2.0 promotes and directs interdisciplinary infection prevention in healthcare facilities during construction, renovation and maintenance.

4/25/2022


Data Finds that Change of Ownership is More Common in Nursing Homes than Hospitals

HHS and CMS are releasing data on mergers, acquisitions, consolidations and changes of ownership from 2016-2022.

4/25/2022


3 Ways to Solve Staffing Issues

There is a no "one-size-fits-all" solution when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.

4/22/2022


Congressman Calls for Investigation of ‘Horrific Practices’ in Nursing Homes

Just one month after President Biden pushed to improve the quality of the nation’s nursing homes, congressman Bobby. L. Rush is calling for further investigations to Real Estate Investment Trusts.

4/21/2022


Porous vs. Nonporous: Which Surface Has the Most Effective Transmission?

Hard, non-porous surfaces are still most efficient in transferring and transmitting disease.

4/20/2022


Why Healthcare Facilities Must Prioritize Furniture Decisions

The goal for all hospitals and healthcare facilities is to provide the best care possible, and furniture plays a role in that plan.

4/20/2022


Healthcare Facilities Still Lack in Digital Transformation

There is a data readiness crisis that is brewing within the healthcare industry.

4/19/2022


Water Contamination Limits Texas Medical Center Operations

William Beaumont Army Medical Center is limiting operations and postponing elective surgeries

4/14/2022


Water Contamination Limits Texas Medical Center Operations

William Beaumont Army Medical Center is limiting operations and postponing elective surgeries

4/14/2022


What Disinfectant Labels Really Mean

It is time for a reality check when it comes to disinfecting environmental surfaces.

4/13/2022


Construction Site Theft Could Delay Opening of Servier County Medical Center

Thieves allegedly stole an undetermined amount of copper lines and tools.

4/13/2022


More People are Concerned About Hospital Safety than Ever Before

Growing violence at healthcare facilities has made 60 percent of survey respondents concerned about loved ones’ safety.

4/12/2022


FBI Warns Against Cyberattacks, What Healthcare Facilities Can Do to Better Protect Themselves

Nearly 1 million patient records were breached in March.

4/11/2022


FBI Warns Against Cyberattacks, What Healthcare Facilities Can Do to Better Protect Themselves

Nearly 1 million patient records were breached in March.

4/11/2022


Pipe Burst Floods UVM’s Operating Rooms, Delays Surgeries

49 scheduled elective surgeries have been postponed until additional ORs are able to be brought back online.

4/11/2022


FGI Interprets Language in 2018 Guidelines

Interpretations address uncertainty over electrical receptacles, windows in behavioral health facilities and HVAC systems.

4/8/2022


UV-C Light Proves Essential for Facilities

Lighting has evolved over the last decade, but now UV-C has proven to be an essential tool within healthcare facilities.

4/7/2022


UV-C Light Proves Essential for Facilities

Lighting has evolved over the last decade, but now UV-C has proven to be an essential tool within healthcare facilities.

4/7/2022


Nation’s Nursing Homes Need Sweeping Changes

The report calls for vast changes in an industry whose challenges have been magnified by pandemic.

4/7/2022


WHO Publishes New Guide: Caring for Those Who Care

World Health Organization guide provides overview of key elements of occupational health and safety programs.

4/6/2022


St. Charles Health System Upgrades Electrical System with Minimal Disruptions

Planning was critical to ensure emergency care could be provided while power was switched to the new system.

4/6/2022


How HVAC Codes Must Adapt to Ever-Changing Science

Many hospitals are over-ventilating indoor spaces, resulting in wasted energy and dollars

4/5/2022


Healthcare Employees’ Behaviors Could Lead to Cybersecurity Risks

While healthcare facilities managers are making the right moves to better protect patient data, employee behaviors could risk exposure.

4/5/2022


Senior Care Facilities See Improvements Increase Over Last Decade

Nursing home care has improved over the last decade with less residents having to return to hospitals.

4/4/2022


White House Cites Role of Ventilation in COVID-19 Fight

International experts have advocated respirator use and enhanced ventilation systems in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

4/4/2022



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