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Intelligent Healthcare Solutions: Energy is just the start of what we help hospitals save.
By 2050, the world’s population over age 60 will double. Healthcare facilities are already struggling to find money to cover increased energy bills, unexpected power losses, and healthcare-associated infections. Where will they find the resources to care for more patients?
Building, operating, and maintaining a healthcare facility that can handle all these challenges and more is a complex task.
Your new hospital will be a critical environment where patients put their lives in your hands every day. Strict regulations, ever-changing technology, and continuous health and safety requirements need to be accommodated. Before your hospital is even built, there is already mounting pressure to do more with less. You are tasked to improve both financial performance and the environment of care long into the future.
Keeping a hospital economically healthy without risking the environment of care is a daunting task. Cutting expenses in high-cost areas; such as staffing, services, and equipment budgets; comes with risks that could potentially affect patient care, safety, and satisfaction. Continually rising energy costs lower hospital margins and consume profits that could be reinvested to help hospital growth and support patient-centric projects.
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by Chris Roberts and Estelle Schweizer
Noise levels in hospitals have increased tenfold in the past five years and are continuing to escalate. Hospital workers and patients are being overwhelmed by the constant noise of alarms, paging systems, and medical equipment. All this noise leads to sensory overload, alarm fatigue, and negative impacts on patient recovery. This white paper reviews the causes and effects of hospital noise on patients, staff, and the organization as a whole. Recommended best practices for noise monitoring and reduction are provided, along with guidance on what to look for in a noise-monitoring solution.
by Jaimie Giarrusso and Estelle Schweizer
The trend toward retail healthcare has resulted in healthcare enterprises having to operate dozens and sometimes hundreds of small remote facilities equipped with little or no energy control capabilities, except for simple thermostats. By retrofitting these facilities with intelligent controllers and building management systems, facility managers will see rapid ROI through reduced energy costs of up to 30%, improved patient comfort, and higher staff productivity.
by Stephanie Taylor and Estelle Schweizer
Proper safeguards can reduce adverse patient events such as healthcare-associated infections, medical errors, and patient falls. This paper outlines the strategies and logic for modeling a hospital’s infrastructure on the human autonomic nervous system through the use and integration of intelligent automated building solutions. These building solutions can lead to improved clinical outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and safety, as well as greatly reduced costs to the hospital.