The Emergence of the Regional Operations Center in Support of Modern Care Delivery

Medical supplies account for fifteen percent (on average) of a hospital’s expenses. This large expense also equates directly to a large volume of inventory that needs to be stored until they are used. With space inside a hospital at a premium, medical supply storage requirements are always a predicament for management.  The real estate demand … read more

Regional Operation Centers: Electrical System Reliability

Medical supplies for hospitals are traditionally stored on site at the hospital. However, space within the hospitals is at a premium. Every square foot is scrutinized in order to optimize efficiency and provide the most effective care for patients; which makes it challenging to allocate adequate storage space on site.  Due to storage requirements, logistics … read more

Business to Business: Infrastructure Challenges of the Ambulatory Care Adaptive Re-Use Puzzle

As retail consumer demands have shifted towards increased convenience and choice, the subsequent reduction in the need for brick and mortar retail outlets coincides with an increased need for outpatient healthcare services. This guide addresses engineering challenges associated with retrofitting retail buildings and spaces for an ambulatory occupancy and discusses best practices and lessons learned for … read more

Telemedicine Spaces: Lighting Design with Communication in Mind

Accuracy in telemedicine is dependent on clear visual communication, both parties must be able to clearly and comfortably see each other. Therefore, providing proper lighting is a critical factor to accurately assess and treat patients while utilizing telemedicine. The lighting must enable medical examination and facial expression recognition of the patient, as well as patient … read more

Repurposing Commercial Spaces for Healthcare Applications: Finding the Perfect Building

It seems more and more frequently there are new medical office suites opening, breathing life into old, abandoned storefronts. These spaces run the gamut from walk-in urgent care providers to full service ambulatory surgery centers specializing in a variety of different procedures. While the availability of these storefronts and commercial office spaces is a boon … read more

Building the Infrastructure to Support Telemedicine Delivery Guide

Remote patient care and treatment through telemedicine provides healthcare organizations with the ability to increase patient-provider interaction at a lower overall cost of service at a rapid internet speed. In addition to improved patient care and convenience, telemedicine provides the societal benefit of extending quality healthcare to rural and other under served areas and … read more

Commissioning: Improving Resiliency by Testing in a Controlled Environment

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The commissioning process is one that can benefit mechanical and electrical systems in new and operational buildings. While the commissioning process can impact efficiency and impact operational costs, the focus of this blog will be mitigating risks and improving resiliency. The recent guide asks the questions: “How do we adapt these systems to work … read more