February 2021 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Rethinking Safety and Security in the Pandemic Era

Emergency and business continuity plans, particularly pandemic plans, will get refreshed

2/26/2021 12:15:00 AM

Prefab Strategy Streamlines Office Building Renovation

Exam rooms built as pods off-site and delivered nearly complete to construction site

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Across South Review Crisis Performance

Facilities faced three key challenges: accessing water for HVAC systems, sourcing oxygen and getting supplies

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Disinfecting Contaminated Cell Phones and Tablets

Ultraviolet-C light is an effective alternative to germicidal wipes for disinfecting devices

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Doctor Wounded in Attack by Patient

Patient stabbed a doctor while being treated inside Pennsylvania Hospital

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

Beware Casual Conversations and COVID-19: Study

Researchers say infections occurred likely due to not wearing a mask in social situations

2/25/2021 12:15:00 AM

How Hospital Design Can Save Lives

For some patients, time is of the essence and can’t be wasted navigating layout

2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Mass Communication’s Role in Emergency Response

System enables healthcare workers to quickly and discreetly report incident

2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

No Surface? No Touch: Technology Targets Infections

Touchless technology aims to enhance hygiene and minimize risk of infection

2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking Design with COVID-19 in Mind

Expect hospital design to incorporate more infectious disease rooms, larger emergency departments and more flexible spaces

2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals in South Begin Slow Return to Operations

Power outages, water shortages and scrambles for critical supplies delay and complicate patient care

2/24/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Prevention as IT Security Strategy

Applied to IT, health measures have potential benefits

2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Maintenance Staff Shines in Cold-Weather Crisis

Employees carried buckets of well water throughout hospital

2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Food Service

How can managers use staff effectively to deliver a quality product and meet customer expectations?

2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Pandemic Uncovers IT Vulnerabilities

To protect patient and financial data, a proper security setup should include multiple controls

2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM

Resource Targets HVAC Controls and COVID-19

No definitive recommendations exist for environmental controls when handling COVID-19 patients

2/23/2021 12:15:00 AM

Protecting Workers Beyond COVID-19

Workplace violence is four times more likely to occur in healthcare settings than other private industries

2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ransomware Protection Extended to Private Hospitals

No-cost protection service is already available for public hospitals, health departments and healthcare organizations

2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Should We Introduce Good Microbes into a Facility?

Instead of killing all the bacteria, facilities could add good microbes into surfaces or the air

2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking Food Service in COVID-19 Era

University of California San Francisco Health relaunches delivery in main facility

2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Co-locating Cancer Services Improves Patient Satisfaction

Designing for multi-disciplinary approach can be challenging, but improved results are worth the effort

2/22/2021 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare Facilities Contend with Knockoff PPE

Agents intercepted hundreds of thousands of counterfeit 3M brand masks

2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Power, Water, Weather Woes Plague Texas Hospitals

Hospitals need oxygen, water for the HVAC systems and transportation of supplies

2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

2020 Data Breaches Skyrocket 55.1 Percent

Hacking and IT incidents led to 67.3 percent of all healthcare breaches

2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Strategies and Tactics to Improve Hand Hygiene

Monitoring by itself doesn’t change behavior of healthcare workers

2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals Lead in Augmented Reality Use

Technology is likely used for virtual tours and smart maintenance

2/19/2021 12:15:00 AM

Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Power Outages

Storm bring freezing rain, sleet and snow from Texas to Mid-Atlantic

2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital, Clinic Shootings Put Spotlight on Security

Healthcare workers face constant challenge of assessing patients for threats

2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Will Transform Food Service

Cost pressures probably will force dining programs to seek relief

2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Renovation Helps Hospital React to Pandemic

Technology is likely used for virtual tours and smart maintenance

2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Texas Hospitals Strain Under Weight of Emergencies

COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine distribution, massive winter snowstorm and statewide power outage combine to wreak havoc

2/18/2021 12:15:00 AM

Americans Backsliding on Handwashing

As pandemic wears on, Americans are washing their hands less often and for less time

2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

How IoT Can Benefit Healthcare Facility Managers

Healthcare facilities are vulnerable to water damage, but sensors can alert FMs to trouble

2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Shining a New Light on Hospital Lighting

Research center will explore light’s impact on patient health

2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cleaning Robots: The Impact on Environmental Services

Robots would not take environmental services jobs but might help workers disinfect hospital more quickly

2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Shooting Continues String of Attacks

Two wounded, one arrested in shooting outside medical center

2/17/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Checklist for Facility Managers

Executing a high distribution of the vaccine is possible with a solid plan

2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ransomware Attacks: What Can IT Managers Do?

Central to preventing attacks is ensuring staff are informed and taking precautions

2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Ice Machines Linked to Nosocomial Infections: Study

Dozens of machines frequently contaminated with gram-negative bacilli and Candida species

2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Troubled Chicago Hospital Files for Bankruptcy

Moves comes after state regulators rejected proposal to close down hospital

2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Strike Hospitals: CDC

Outbreaks linked might be linked to reuse of personal protective equipment by staff

2/16/2021 12:15:00 AM

Healthcare Cyber Attacks Exploded During Pandemic

Three-quarters of all breaches tied to third parties

2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Design with Pandemic in Mind

Strategies and principles for a pandemic-resilient hospitals

2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Evidence Grows That Masks Essential in Battling COVID-19 Spread

Two studies take closer look at role of mask-wearing in preventing illness

2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Design Decisions for Cutting-Edge Cancer Centers

Multi-disciplinary team approach for cancer care requires right space

2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Cyberattacks Rise 177 Percent

Attacks targeted life science and research labs, rehabilitation facilities, hospital systems, and healthcare organizations

2/12/2021 12:15:00 AM

Case Study: Relocating 43,000-Square-Foot Radiology Department

Improved wayfinding and use of existing spaces at heart of renovation

2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

One Year Later, PPE Presents Challenges

CDC recently issued guidance that two masks might be better than one

2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Tech Not Prepared for Cyberattacks: Survey

Only 18 percent believe security built into their medical devices is strong

2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Clinic Shooting Spotlights Violence Threat in Healthcare

Suspect kills one person and wounds four others in attack

2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

The Role of Emergency Management in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

In coming months, emergency management teams will be crucial in establishing and delivering distribution plans

2/11/2021 12:15:00 AM

Strict Infection-Prevention Measures Stop Superbug Outbreak

Cleaning, disinfection, hand hygiene and other measures, contained outbreak within two months

2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Interior Design with Culture in Mind

How healthcare design is address access deficiencies among patients in indigenous and sovereign jurisdictions

2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Cyber Attack Targeted 36,000 Patients

Information included Social Security numbers, birth dates, bank and financial account numbers, medical record numbers and diagnosis details

2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Researchers Test Wearable Device Targeting Handwashing

Technology must be further developed and tested to improve hand hygiene compliance

2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hackers Post Trove of Stolen Patient Info

Posts include patient names, addresses and birthdays, as well as medical diagnoses

2/10/2021 12:15:00 AM

Assisted-Living Center Resident Suspect in Maintenance Worker’s Murder

Suspect had been told he was not allowed to have gun

2/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals, Schools and Building Resilience in Communities

What is hospitals' role in responding to and returning to operation after a natural disaster?

2/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Flooring Focus: Keeping COVID-19 At Bay

Managers and general public have questions about long-term effects of treating soft and hard floor surfaces

2/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Designers Study Lessons from COVID-19

Managers look for ways to futureproof their facilities to meet whatever comes next

2/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

Healthcare Suffered 239.4 Million Cyber Attacks in 2020

FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies all have issued warnings about the surge in attacks

2/9/2021 12:15:00 AM

Rethinking IT Security Amid Telehealth Expansion

New report notes an increase of more than 140 percent in mentions of telehealth-related keywords on dark web

2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

RFID Offers Potential Benefits to Hospitals

Technology enable automated monitoring of locations, movements and identities of assets

2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Culinary Center Targets Hospitals and Resilience

Healthcare systems are seeking to prevent disease and health issues in communities by addressing social determinants of health

2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Construction Adapts to the COVID-19 Era

Healthcare construction finds new policies to keep workers and construction sites safe Category: construction

2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

Mechanical Explosion at Hospital Injures 2

Explosion of mechanical equipment in basement went up chimney shaft and damaged several floors

2/8/2021 12:15:00 AM

Protest, Attack Prompts Hospital Lockdown

As crowd gathered, the hospital went into lockdown and requested additional sheriff's deputies

2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

NFL Scores with COVID-19 Measures

A closer look at key elements of program to minimize spread of coronavirus

2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Association Renews Focus on Healthcare

IEHA changed its name and rebranded to bring EVS employees to the forefront

2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Managers Eyeing Energy Efficiency in Hospitals

Energy to Care gives managers access to information on assessing, tracking and reducing energy consumption

2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

Joint Commission Proposes Workplace Violence Standards

Standards call for hospitals to have a violence prevention program developed by a multidisciplinary team

2/5/2021 12:15:00 AM

Refrigeration Breakdown Prompts Vaccine Scramble

Freezer storing 1,650 doses of the clinics’ COVID-19 vaccines stopped working

2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Alerts Continue on Hospital Cyber Attacks

The latest ransomware strikes hit more hospitals than previously known

2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Security Touted in Machete Attack

Security upgrades have included more exterior lighting and call boxes, access control on more than 130 doors, and nearly 300 cameras

2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Halted by Pandemic, New Hospital To Resume Construction

Health system paused $55 million project three months before work was scheduled to finish

2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

Clinics Ventilation Not Up to Standard: Study

Investigators looked at stand-alone clinics, ancillary clinics to hospital systems, clinics in retail pharmacies and urgent care centers

2/4/2021 12:15:00 AM

Pandemic Puts Renewed Focus on Healthy Buildings

Occupants are now much more aware of the positive or negative impacts of their work surroundings

2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hospital Study Explores Benefits of Disinfectant Wipes

Cleaning time decreased by 12 minutes for discharges and 20 percent for daily cleaning

2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Bill Targets Emergency Plans in Long-Term Care

Legislation would apply to assisted living facilities, adult family homes, enhanced services facilities and nursing homes

2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

Resource Targets HVAC Systems and COVID-19

Guide aims to help performance of flush calculations to reduce the time and energy to clear spaces of contaminants

2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

How To Minimize COVID Liability and Ensure Compliance

As the pandemic continues, OSHA will be instrumental in ensuring safe conditions for workers

2/3/2021 12:15:00 AM

COVID-19 Ramps Up Hazards in Healthcare

UV disinfection and masks can create issues for staff, occupants and visitors

2/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Improved Interior Design Can Reduce Overcrowding

Many hospitals have faced overcrowding of emergency departments in the last decade

2/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

Adaptive Reuse Brings Expanded Healthcare Services

Empty for five years, the former grocery store space has been converted into a federally qualified health center

2/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

EPA OKs Antiviral Air Treatment for COVID-19

Product can be used in indoor spaces where social distancing is difficult, including food preparation areas in healthcare facilities

2/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

PPE Issues Continue One Year Later

Mississippi man allegedly attempted $1.8 million scheme to hoard PPE: DOJ

2/2/2021 12:15:00 AM

Inside Efforts to Combat Cyber Attacks on Healthcare

Technology implementation, along with many personnel working from home, has led to more attacks

2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Clinic Murders Spotlight Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Threat of workplace violence remains a top priority for facility managers

2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Cyber Attacks Strike Two Healthcare Organizations

Attack in Washington drives county health department’s computer infrastructure offline

2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Faulty Valve Label Cited in Deaths of Two Patients

Hospital says issue was oxygen valve mistakenly turned off during maintenance

2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Hand Hygiene Key in Controlling COVID-19

When staff focus on imminent patient care needs, hand hygiene compliance can slip

2/1/2021 12:15:00 AM

Incidents Highlight Risks Facing Hospital Workers

As front-line healthcare workers risk health and safety battling COVID-19, security workers and others face dangers

2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

As Remote Work Goes On, Protecting Data Becomes Crucial

Only two of every ten survey respondents said they have adequate resources to support employees working remotely

2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Environmental Services Evolves in COVID-19 Era

Role of EVS technicians has been highlighted and recognized more than ever before

2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Case Study: Mobile Structures Assist in Pandemic Testing

Customizable containers and trailers, like the Athena Mobile Laboratory, are assisting healthcare workers with the pandemic

2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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