Facility Operations

Healthcare Facilities at Risk for COVID-Related Fines, Litigation

Failure to protect employees from COVID-19 could cost facilities thousands of dollars

1/27/2021


Vaccine Storage Problems Arise in Hospitals

Nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were spoiled after a contractor accidentally unplugged a freezer

1/27/2021


Michigan: HVAC Certification for Restaurant Openings

Program allows food service establishments to become certified by having their HVAC systems inspected

1/27/2021


Microgrid Projects Show Tech’s Potential for Healthcare

Projects will include how to incorporate renewable energy and move away from diesel generators

1/27/2021


Cyber Criminals Exploit COVID-19 in Attacks

Increasing attacks spur need to adopt cybersecurity best practices to keep pace with evolving threats

1/27/2021


Biden Asks OSHA To Review Healthcare Worker Safety

Agency to issue revised guidance on safety during pandemic within next two weeks

1/26/2021


Flu Watch: Social Distancing in Facilities Paying Off

Flu numbers are well below normal across all ages

1/26/2021


Looking for Trouble: Proactive Tactics for IT Security

Strengthening employee security education and training should be a key focus for all healthcare entities

1/26/2021


Automated Technology Reinforces Proper Handwashing

Technology uses near-field magnetic induction technology to verify clinicians sanitize hands properly

1/25/2021


Judge Tosses Penalty Against Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

$4.3 million penalty stemmed from two instances of lost, unencrypted USB drives containing patient data

1/25/2021


Hospital-Acquired COVID-19: A Closer Look

Healthcare decision makers need metrics to provide accurate estimates of cases to effectively allocate resources

1/25/2021


Campaign Seeks To Increase Installation of EV Charging Stations

Group is teaming up with 29 other EV cooperatives to create a regional charging network

1/25/2021


4 Factors in COVID-19 Spread in Long-Term Care

Staff member infections, facility size among the factors associated with cases and deaths

1/22/2021


The Case for Training Facilities Staff

Why don’t hospitals train workers? Training is viewed as an expense, not an investment

1/22/2021


Healthcare Technology: The Impact on Data and IT

Even before COVID-19, managers faced myriad challenges to their data infrastructures

1/22/2021


2021 To See Growing Threat of Cyberattacks

New hunting ground for cybercriminals has become the pandemic’s new ground zero – health care

1/21/2021


A New Approach to Operations and Management

Care coordination command centers can improve outcomes and efficiency

1/21/2021


Visitor Management Takes Center Stage in COVID-19 Era

More than ever, facilities need control over patients, families, visitors, and outside contractors

1/20/2021


COVID-19: Challenges Continue for Environmental Services, Maintenance

Praise for healthcare workers is well deserved, but it left out nursing aides, housekeepers, medical assistants and food service workers

1/20/2021


Strategies and Resources for Technician Training

Providing training also is a proven strategy for engaging and motivating technical staff

1/20/2021


HVAC Systems and COVID-19: What’s the Link?

Experts say scientific evidence does not indicate that transmission of COVID-19 occurs via HVAC systems

1/19/2021


Managers Search for Staffing Strategies Amid Pandemic

Hospital facilities and engineering departments are in constant competition with other fields for qualified technicians

1/19/2021


IT Security in the COVID-19 Era

Senior care facilities can be particularly vulnerable to security risks

1/19/2021


Amid Vaccine Rollout, PPE Shortage Continues

Requests to one collection group increased by 200 percent between November and December

1/19/2021


Cyberattack Increase Tied to Vaccine Distribution

Attacks on web applications jump 51 percent since December

1/18/2021


Decade-Long Legionnaires' Outbreak Tied to Michigan Hospital: CDC

state reported 90 cases of Legionnaires' disease during 2014 and 2015

1/18/2021


Senior Care Facilities Go to the Dogs To Detect COVID-19

Dogs identify coronavirus via sweat samples from individuals

1/18/2021


COVID-19 Leads to Television as Diagnostic Tool

Converting existing televisions in nearly 1,200 patient rooms into virtual care endpoints

1/18/2021


Environmental Services Workers Feeling Underappreciated

Workers say they are not trained enough and see themselves as having a low social status

1/18/2021


Hospitals Fined $184K Over Worker Infections

Two hospitals fined for failing to report when employees were infected with COVID-19

1/15/2021



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