March 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Overcoming Hurdles to Digital Health Implementation


Managers need to be aware of issues that threaten to keep telehealth from its full potential

3/31/2021 12:15:00 AM

Health System Prepares for Opening of New Facility


New hospital will be licensed for 320 adult beds, 84 pediatric beds and 44 maternity beds

3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

Construction and Maintenance: Connectivity and Cyber Security Considerations


It’s crucial that organizations address security with construction and design firms and electronic-product vendors

3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital’s Closure Prompts Community Concerns


Nearly 40 percent of hospital’s patients are Black Americans, and 63 percent are over 60

3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

Health System Begins Its Largest Construction Project


$251 million includes new emergency department and surgical building

3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

Benzene Detected in 44 Hand Sanitizers


Highest level of carcinogen detected at 16.1 parts per million, more than eight times FDA limit

3/30/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-Free: Strategies for Success


Achieving goal during pandemic took strict adherence to infection prevention protocols

3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Tool Helps Detect Cyberthreats


Forensic collection tool aims to help network defenders find indicators of compromise with key threat areas

3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cybersecurity Spending by Healthcare Falls Short: Survey


73 percent of respondents say their organization needs to increase funding to be secure, effective and compliant

3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Medical Practice Reports Data Breach


Practice admitted patient data inadvertently left on a server that anyone with internet connection could access

3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

20 COVID-19 Cases at Duke Raleigh Hospital


Cases traced to fifth floor inpatient unit for surgical and cancer patients

3/29/2021 12:15:00 AM

Ransomware Hackers Publish Stolen Healthcare Data


Hackers leaked data they claim to have stolen from at least five healthcare entities

3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

New VA Hospital Moves Closer to Reality


Federal judge dismisses lawsuit asking to stop plans for new hospital in eastern Louisville

3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Revenue Losses Limiting Construction


U.S. hospitals lost $323 billion in 2020 revenue

3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

How to Avoid Generator Failure in Hospitals


Address these common generator problems to avoid power downtime

3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Email Systems in Cross-Hairs of Hackers


In 2020, FBI received 19,369 complaints that led to about $1.8 billion in damages

3/26/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital Security Officer Helps Woman Deliver Baby


Owen had trained for such situations and, as a mother, knew about childbirth experience

3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Nurses Eyed When Microbe Spread Leads to Outbreaks


Study finds nurses more likely to be super spreaders of microbes primarily spread by hand

3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Design in the COVID-19 Era


New ideas are being vetted rapidly, such as redesign of physical space and infrastructural updates

3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Six Tips to Reduce Breaker Trips in Hospitals


FMs in healthcare facilities can’t afford power downtime. Here’s how to avoid problems

3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Mandatory Vaccinations Become Issue Among Employees


Senior living provider says mandating employee vaccination is imperative to protecting residents and other staff

3/25/2021 12:15:00 AM

High School Building Targeting Healthcare Professions


Building to feature medical training laboratories that accurately simulate scenarios students could face in real healthcare settings

3/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

One Dead, Firefighter Missing in Assisted Living Blaze


Flames were so destructive they collapsed second floor of facility

3/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Venues Available for Vaccination Programs


Parking, wayfinding and accessibility are challenges for onsite hospital programs

3/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Move to Telehealth Strains Rural Hospitals


They have seen operating margins narrow but have smaller financial cushions than urban hospitals

3/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Fears Stall Vaccinations Among Senior Care Community Workers


Safety, efficacy, newness of vaccine and distrust of government among the major factors workers cited

3/24/2021 12:15:00 AM

Facility Changes Can Create New Risks


Temporary physical changes can include installing temporary barriers, creating temporary screening locations and repurposing spaces

3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Adapting Florence Nightingale to COVID-19 Era


Nightingale revolutionized hospital design by adding large windows to allow cross-ventilation and abundant natural light

3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

NIST Guidance Targets Mobile Devices


Guide supports managing increasing number of devices owned by employees that work remotely perform

3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Small Equipment Upgrade Turns Into Major Renovation


Hospital’s renovation began with plan to replace seven pieces of imaging equipment

3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Staff Is Key in Preventing Healthcare Cyber Attacks


Personnel must have basic understanding of proper cybersecurity protocols

3/23/2021 12:15:00 AM

Can High-Tech Healthcare Be Sustainable?


Modern hospitals are high energy users because of large plug loads from medical devices, lighting, and HVAC

3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking Security in the COVID-19 Era


MD Anderson improved hospital’s pandemic response with access control, visitor management and video surveillance

3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Finding Efficiency in Digital Transformation


Yale New Haven Health System improved built environment by streamlining processes and enhancing software

3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Senate Testimony Spotlights COVID-19 and Senior Care Communities


175,000 long-term care residents and staff have died of COVID-19 so far

3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cybersecurity Standards To Target Medical Devices


Guidance to ensure manufacturers build trusted, secure and interoperable products

3/22/2021 12:15:00 AM

Infection Researchers Eye Facility-Community Link


Study will focus on how facilities and the community affects spread of infectious diseases

3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Guidance Targets HVAC Controls in Healthcare


Resource fills a knowledge gap in a field with no definitive recommendations for environmental controls

3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Food Program Extends Healthy Meals Beyond Hospital Walls


Before discharge, patients choose meals from a menu that supports individual health needs

3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

31 Million Patients Affected by Cyber Attacks


Healthcare hacking incidents rise for the fifth consecutive year

3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Variant Strikes Nursing Home


Variant is not one of the common strains circulating in U.K., South Africa and Brazil

3/19/2021 12:15:00 AM

Delayed Hospital Project Restarts


Financial loss exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic delayed project in May 2020

3/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Group IDs Top Patient Safety Concerns


Eight of 10 concerns tied to or made worse by pandemic

3/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic Created New Reality for New Hospital


Within hours of opening, COVID-19 eclipsed hospital’s debut

3/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Microsoft Office Vulnerability Most Common Hacker Target


Malicious attachment launches provides the ability to deploy further malware

3/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Health System Hack Exposes Data of 200,000


Breached data was retrieved after an undisclosed ransom was paid

3/18/2021 12:15:00 AM

Staff Resiliency: Filling Gap Exposed by COVID-19


Strategies to retain those already providing care and recruit those who will be needed to continue care

3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Community Risk Greater for Workers Infected with COVID-19


Strongest risk factor was known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the community

3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Report IDs Top 2021 Cybersecurity Risks


Attack vectors used by cybercriminals to be similar to those from last year

3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Phasing: Strategy for Smooth, Successful Construction Projects


Projects must plan impacts to surrounding campus and mitigate appearance of change

3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

OSHA Program Targets COVID-19 and Healthcare Facilities


Efforts will focus on companies that put largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus

3/17/2021 12:15:00 AM

Relief Package Delivers IT Help for Healthcare


CISA will get $650 million for cybersecurity risk mitigation

3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

VA Adding Clinic, Domiciliary in Jacksonville


Clinic’s architectural and interior design focus on sustainably designed spaces

3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Teamwork! Cooperative Strategy To Fight Cyber Attacks


Security teams need to know when to contact top administrators

3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Arenas Look To Hospitals for Reopening Strategies


Efforts will focus on companies that put largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus

3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic Spurs Interest in AI for Healthcare


Ninety percent of hospital executives report they have an artificial intelligence strategy

3/16/2021 12:15:00 AM

Blockchain Eyed as Solution in Protecting Patient Data


Technology offers potential to elevate security standards of a connected healthcare facility

3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

5G Not Linked to Cancer, COVID-19: VA


Other risks studied as 5G comes to fruition inside America’s hospitals

3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Email Hack Affects 39,000 Laboratory Patients


Accessed emails contained patient Social Security numbers and financial account information

3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Renovations, New Construction Can Address Healthcare Advances


Projects can incorporate consumer-driven facility needs, including virtual medicine and micro hospitals

3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

CMS, CDC Issue Guidance on Nursing Home Visits


Group hopes move will spur states to make similar recommendations for assisted living communities

3/15/2021 12:15:00 AM

Expanding IT Use Create Attack Risks in Healthcare


Key aspect of safeguarding networks involves minimizing healthcare device vulnerability

3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Microgrids: The Sustainability Connection


Growing desire for reliable power and cleaner energy sources renewed focus on more sophisticated microgrids

3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic’s Financial Impact Takes Human Toll


More than 260 hospitals and health systems furloughed workers in last year

3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

Report Warns of Human Toll of Healthcare Cyber Attacks


Paper argues that cyberattacks on healthcare are attacks on society as a whole

3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM

VA Puts Maintenance Backlog at $22 Billion


VA’s buildings are 60 years old on average, and 69 percent are at least 50 years old

3/12/2021 12:15:00 AM

Homeland Security Resource Targets Security Gaps


Guidance aims to help with risk decisions and remediation of compromises of SolarWinds Orion platforms

3/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Guide Aims To Protect Construction Workers from COVID-19


Resource is designed to improve ventilation at indoor sites without working HVAC systems

3/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Storms Reveal Gaps in Protecting Senior Living Facilities


About 50 percent of Texas nursing homes lost power or had burst pipes or water issues

3/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hackers Breach Hospitals’ Security Cameras


Attackers accessed live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, prisons and schools

3/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Data Breaches Affect More Than 300,000 Patients


Systems compromised by a security incident, which led to unauthorized access

3/11/2021 12:15:00 AM

Resident Security Technology Offers Array of Benefits


Video surveillance systems can monitor resident safety and protect facilities from vandalism

3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic Prompts Major Changes in Middle of Construction


One change converted 12 intensive care rooms to feature slightly negative airflow

3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

VA Hospital on Cutting Edge of 5G Connectivity


VA is testing 5G for healthcare applications designed to improve patient care

3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Medical Office Buildings Connects Patients to Nature


Design incorporates green moss wall that cleanses VOCs from air and reduces noise

3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

More Patients Join Lawsuit Over Mold in Hospital


Since 2001, at least 14 young patients claim to have been infected by Aspergillus mold

3/10/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital Aims for Inclusive Design


Design prioritizes a lack of visual clutter, carefully thought-out travel paths, scale and lighting controls

3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

FBI Probes Cyber Attacks on Healthcare Systems


Leaked data included scanned patient IDs, driver’s licenses, bills of sale, and other sensitive information

3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

PPE Use in Healthcare Should Continue: Survey


Most providers say PPE use should remain at same frequency in all healthcare settings

3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Connecticut Hospital Agrees To ADA Compliance


Patient complaint facility lacked equipment and staff needed to transfer him from wheelchair to examination table

3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Expanded Potential Cyber Attack Targets


Pandemic led to massive increase in use of CT scanners and patient telemetry systems

3/9/2021 12:15:00 AM

VA Seeks To Balance Mission and Maintenance


Department operates many buildings more than 50 years old

3/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Program Targets Discharged Patients with Healthy Meals


Hospital also sent information to its 5,600 employees and 110 physician’s offices

3/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

What Will Hospitals of the Future Look Like?


Coronavirus has exposed issues with current healthcare provision and architecture

3/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyber Attacks Take Toll on Public Image of Providers


20 percent of Americans have a healthcare provider that has been affected by cyberattacks in last year

3/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Among Top Targets of Cyber Attacks


Nearly 28 percent of attacks on healthcare last year were ransomware

3/8/2021 12:15:00 AM

Facility Expands Access for Vaccinated Visitors


Visitors must provide a vaccination record card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Security Systems To Improve Workplace Wellbeing


Managers might not see security systems as go-to solution to create healthier building environments

3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Tool Aims To Help Healthcare Battle Cyber Attacks


Managers can review resource library page to search for materials to fit specific needs

3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Degree Program Expands to Senior Living Management


Program provides opportunity to bring hospitality experience to senior living and long-term care communities

3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

UVC Disinfection and COVID-19: Understanding Safety Concerns


UVC lights are stronger than sunlight and can cause adverse reactions in various skin types

3/5/2021 12:15:00 AM

Hospital Design with Workplace Violence in Mind


Design guidelines place considerable attention on updated guidance to help combat violence

3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Apps Play Role in Cyber Attacks: Report


Many healthcare apps have a range of bugs hackers could exploit

3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

RFID Steps Into COVID-19 Era


Hospital deployed RFID technology to track every vial of vaccine

3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking EVS Leadership in the COVID-19 Era


Managers can glean important leadership principles from orchestra conductors

3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

$67 Million: Bottom-Line Impact of a Cyber Attack


Ransomware attack resulted in EHR outages at all 400 care sites for about three weeks

3/4/2021 12:15:00 AM

Rethinking Reopening: Group Advises Careful Approach


Vaccines, continued visitor screenings, and required masking and social distancing still advised

3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Adaptive Reuse Brings Clinic to Historic Building


Milwaukee project transforms 1847 firehouse into clinical location

3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Nursing Home Staffing Linked to COVID-19 Rates


High turnover among staffs likely contributed to number of deaths during pandemic

3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Big Picture: How COVID-19 Is Changing Facility Design


Pandemic has accelerated dramatic reforms in how hospitals look, feel and function

3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Scrutiny Mounts on HVAC-COVID-19 Connection


Former OSHA head says employers not taking adequate measures to address real COVID-19 risks in workplaces

3/3/2021 12:15:00 AM

Big Data Collaborative Raises Patient Privacy Concerns


U.S. healthcare providers plan to share de-identified data on tens of millions of patients

3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Active Shooters: Strategies and Tactics for Safety


Managers must incorporate all satellite offices and related facilities in risk assessments

3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Earthquakes, COVID-19 Affect Medical Center Design


To meet California’s seismic standards by 2030, UC Davis Health System to undertake $3.75 billion project

3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyber Attacks: A Closer Look at Tactics and Strategies


Attackers are obtaining stolen credentials and leaked database files from specialized sources in cybercrime underground

3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

New Cases of COVID-19 Decline in Nursing Homes


From late December to early February, deaths have decreased by more than 65 percent

3/2/2021 12:15:00 AM

How Can Hospitals Improve Crisis Management and Recovery?


Emergency medicine physicians identify opportunities to improve crisis planning

3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Data Security in the COVID-19 Era


New study aims to provide IT managers with cloud security practices

3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals: The Sustainability-Design-Energy Connection


An energy budget sets an energy target at the beginning of a design and construction project

3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Assessing Risk When Updating Facilities for COVID-19


Changes often create situations that do not strictly comply with NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Email Hack Exposes Data of 45,000 Patients


Hackers combined vulnerable user IDs with different passwords until a combination worked

3/1/2021 12:15:00 AM

774 Hospitals Penalized Over Patient Infections


Hospitals will lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments over 12 months

3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Examining 2021 Healthcare Facility Predictions


How COVID-19, cybersecurity and other factors will play out in 2021

3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital’s Respirator Use Draws OSHA Penalty


Citation relates to federal guidelines for respirator use with workers treating COVID-19 patients

3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Texas Cold Weather Prompts Generator Discussions


State nursing homes must have backup power where life-support systems are used; no such requirements exist for assisted living communities

3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM



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