Blog posts tagged Healthcare

IoT – The Big Change in Healthcare

Posted on 09/18/2017

The Internet of Things is causing an uproar in just about every industry, but it's especially true in healthcare.

Passive vs. Active RFID in Hospitals

Posted on 09/11/2017

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and Real-time location systems (RTLS) play a key role in automation - specifically in the hospital workflow. Find out the advantages and disadvantages.

Using IoT to Fix Real Problems in Healthcare

Posted on 08/23/2017

The IoT phenomenon is causing a stir across a host of industries and healthcare is no exception. See how healthcare IoT is changing healthcare - for the better.

Best Practices to Prevent Medical Equipment Loss

Posted on 06/08/2017

Hospitals have thousands of pieces of mobile medical equipment. While support staff can’t monitor all this equipment all the time, hospitals can reduce or eliminate equipment from going places it’s not supposed to go.

Increasing Equipment Availability and PMs in Hospitals

Posted on 05/03/2017

Today, there are many challenges in hospitals that drive equipment hoarding and perceived shortages of equipment. But there are ways to address these issues and ensure equipment is where it should be, so patients can get the care they need and can leave the hospital on-schedule.

What’s Possible for Support Services in Hospital Management

Posted on 04/13/2017

Support services are necessary to keep a hospital going, so that hospital staff can provide care and patients can receive treatment. These support services also have an opportunity to drive operational improvement.

Pokemon Go and Healthcare

Posted on 10/15/2016

The latest augmented reality craze isn't too far removed from navigating some of the challenges of running a hospital.

Accruent Showcases Functionality at ASHE 2016

Posted on 07/08/2016

Next week, thousands of healthcare facility management professionals will come together in Denver for the 2016 ASHE conference. At booth 419, Accruent will showcase key functionality from its suite of healthcare products, including TMS, Asset Enterprise and VFA.

How Accruent and Impinj Enable Your Mobile Medical Device Management

Posted on 06/24/2016

Automate the management, distribution and availability of mobile medical equipment using RAIN RFID.

Going Paperless: Bad Habits Are Hard To Break

Posted on 06/17/2016

Many techs anticipate their workload by the number of paper work orders they have in their inbox. CMMS, as well as new innovations in mobile computing, allows the life cycle of work orders to exist completely on the network.

Recapping AAMI: HTM and Clean Data, Cybersecurity

Posted on 06/10/2016

Last week, the Accruent team headed to Tampa to attend the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) annual conference. Despite Tropical Storm Colin ending the conference a bit early on Tuesday, it was a great couple of days mingling with industry leaders and learning more about challenges that are facing the biomedical engineering industry in today’s healthcare environment.

Accruent debuts new functionality at AAMI 2016

Posted on 06/03/2016

This weekend, thousands of biomedical engineering professionals will come together in Tampa for the 2016 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Conference and Expo. Accruent will be exhibiting at booth 317 at the show.

Mainspring Healthcare Solutions Joins the Accruent Family

Posted on 04/08/2016

We are very excited to announce today that Mainspring Healthcare Solutions is joining the Accruent family.

Don’t Keep Us Waiting: The Value of Bed Tracking

Posted on 04/01/2016

How long does it take your team to clean a bed and turn it over to a new patient? Not sure? Learn how bed tracking can transform your bed operations.

The Building Maintenance Program Checklist

Posted on 03/04/2016

The Joint Commission may no longer mandate the Building Maintenance Program (BMP), but it is a valuable program for hospitals and healthcare organizations to continue. In this blog post, learn several key steps to implement a BMP in your organization.

The Value of Facility Condition Index (FCI) in Healthcare

Posted on 03/01/2016

Learn about why the facility condition index (FCI) is an important number for hospitals and healthcare facilities.

How Much Is That Broken Mag-Lock Truly Costing You?

Posted on 01/25/2016

When your magnetically-locked doors break down, do you understand how much it can be costing your hospital? Learn how you can mitigate this risk -- and associated costs -- in this blog post.

Balancing FASB Lease Standards and Stark Law Requirements for Medical Office Buildings

Posted on 01/12/2016

Learn more about FASB and Stark Law and how it changes your requirements for managing leases for medical office buildings.

What to Know for Utility Systems Compliance

Posted on 01/05/2016

Learn about what's required for Utility Systems compliance and key resources that can help you understand and meet these regulatory requirements set forth by the Joint Commission.

10 Healthcare Blog Posts from 2015 That You Must Read

Posted on 12/29/2015

As we say goodbye to 2015 this week, it’s time to review our year. With that, we’re sharing our favorite healthcare blog posts from this year.

The Changing Medical Office Building

Posted on 12/22/2015

Learn how trends in today's healthcare market are transforming the way that we use and manage the medical office building.

Five Benefits of Lease Administration Software in Healthcare

Posted on 12/15/2015

Whether you're managing 30 leases or more than 500, learn how lease administration software can help healthcare organizations better manage their leases and reduce their associated costs.

3 Ways TMS Can Support Your EVS Needs

Posted on 11/17/2015

Environmental services serve as the front-line defense to keep hospitals safe and secure. Using a system like TMS can ensure that the environmental services team is able to respond to requests quickly and efficiently, while providing a record of their activities. Learn the top three ways in this blog post.

7 Steps to Better Capital Planning: Prioritize Capital Projects

Posted on 11/13/2015

Once you're armed with the data you need to assess your portfolio, you can begin to think about how to prioritize your capital projects. But, what is the best way to do this? Learn more in this blog post, which provides insight into what to consider when prioritizing your capital investments.

5 Tips to Prep Your Facility for Winter Weather

Posted on 11/10/2015

Whether you manage a hospital or manufacturing facility, it’s important that you prepare for winter weather while ensuring the comfort and safety of those that frequent the location. In this blog post, check out our five tips to ensure you are ready for winter weather at your facility.

7 Steps to Better Capital Planning: Data Gathering

Posted on 10/30/2015

With the facility capital planning process defined, next up comes the data gathering process. Knowing that your data is valid can help you create accurate cost and condition estimates, which serves as the basis for a successful facility capital plan. In this blog post, learn how you can gather the data you need to develop an effective facility capital plan.

The Value of the Building Maintenance Program

Posted on 10/23/2015

While the Joint Commission removed the requirement of having a Building Maintenance Program in 2009, it still serves as a strong program that can help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve their compliance levels with an emphasis of continuous improvement throughout the year.

And That’s a Wrap – Final Thoughts on User Forum 2015

Posted on 10/08/2015

Accruent held its User Forum user conference September 29-October 1 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Attended by nearly 100 users representing several industries we serve, it was an opportunity to share best industry and product practices, as well as make an exciting company announcement.

The Components of an Emergency Operations Plan (Part 1)

Posted on 09/29/2015

When an emergency hits – whether it’s a hurricane, accident, emerging infectious disease or electrical system failure – you need to be ready, and having an emergency operations plan can ensure that you have the appropriate measures in place. The Joint Commission requires that hospitals and healthcare organizations follow specific parameters in developing their emergency operations plan. In this post, we outline two key areas of focus: mitigation and preparedness.

Why Capital Planning Matters to Healthcare Organizations

Posted on 09/25/2015

In the past decade, the healthcare industry in the U.S. has been under a great deal of change. From dealing with the economic crisis in the late 2000s to implementing a number of changes due to the Affordable Care Act, the face of healthcare has and will continue to evolve. Learn how the facility capital planning for healthcare has evolved as well.