The priority for the operators of healthcare facilities is undoubtedly patient care and safety. When building systems are not functioning the way they should be, this affects both the safety and care of patients and staff. Systems may not be operating as intended due to aging equipment, problems from design or construction, or because spaces … read more
The rate of change underway in the interface and connectivity of infrastructure systems and equipment to information technology networks is moving at a pace that couldn’t be imagined just a short time ago. Advances in computing power, data logging, on-board memory, energy consumption, wireless connectivity systems, and their cost-effective adoption into healthcare systems and … read more
In hospitals the main concern is always patient care and safety. When aging infrastructure such as fire alarm starts to fail, this affects both the safety and care of patients and staff. The traditional approach of installing a wired fire alarm system is very invasive and could require displacement of staff and patients.
About the Guide To effectively control and optimize capital spending on Healthcare facility infrastructure systems, there must be a sound and direct link between the goals of any infrastructure expenditure and the business plan of the facility and its proposed Healthcare services. Misalignment between these two can result in overspending, overbuilding, and ultimately reduction in … read more
Healthcare facilities are always striving to provide the best care for their patients. Part of that goal is to prevent current patients from having to return after being discharged due to an infection. Lighting systems within healthcare facilities should be designed with the reduction in the number of HAI’s in mind. Through new technologies utilizing either Ultraviolet or Visible Spectrum lighting, air-borne and surface dwelling pathogens can be killed regardless of whether or not a room is occupied.
Don’t Just Stop It, Eliminate It High-efficiency filtration has always been a part of clinical and cleanroom airflow design. The benefits, which can include reduced patient infection rates, improved manufacturing defect rates, more consistent research environments, and many others, are obvious. Controlling airborne contaminant levels is a non-negotiable element in the engineering of a regulated … read more
In my earlier blog titled Applying Lean Principles in the Building Design Industry, we discussed continuous improvement as one of the key principals. This principal drives innovative solutions through the never-ending quest to be better today than we were yesterday. It is important to think incremental. Don’t let best be the enemy of better … read more