Posted on 01/05/2016
By: Lora Mays, Product Marketing Manager
The Joint Commission identified Utility Systems as one of the standards that have been frequently cited over the past few years and has since provided insight into scoring and examples of improved compliance on its Physical Environment Portal. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics of what you need to know for Utility Systems compliance.
Utility Systems is covered under EC.02.05.01, which states, “the hospital manages risks associated with its utility systems.” According to ASHE, the following elements of performance are the most common reasons why hospitals are cited for Utility Systems:
There are several resources available that can help you improve your Utility Systems compliance:
In addition, investing in a hospital CMMS designed to support regulatory and compliance requirements can serve as an additional resource for your team. TMS, which is used by 40% of hospitals in the U.S. for biomed/clinical engineering and facility management, provides this support through its in-depth functionality and reporting capability, which boasts more than 250 reports built into the system.
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