Blog posts tagged Healthcare

Adopting the New FASB Standards in Healthcare

Posted on 11/10/2017

Healthcare is significantly affected by the new FASB/IASB standards being introduced. Medical equipment leases that had previously been off the balance sheet must now be recorded as assets. How will you adhere to the standards?

If Amazon Can Deliver the Goods, So Should Healthcare

Posted on 09/29/2017

If Amazon can provide same-day delivery of gaming consoles, then equipment services at hospitals should be able to deliver ready-to-use critical medical devices.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

7 Key Areas of a Hospital Emergency Operations Plan

Posted on 09/22/2015

September marks National Preparedness Month, a reminder to set aside time to create a plan in the event of an emergency. For healthcare organizations, emergency preparedness serves as a crucial component of its facility management plan. After all, it is a major requirement for the Joint Commission and part of the review process. In this blog post, read the seven key areas you need to incorporate in your Emergency Operations Plan.

5 Joint Commission Resources

Posted on 09/10/2015

Keeping tabs on the latest news and updates from the Joint Commission can be challenging. Luckily, there are some great resources on the web to help. Check out this blog post to see our five favorites.

Key Regulatory Reports for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

Posted on 09/03/2015

To prepare for a regulatory agency audit, it's essential to support your documentation with a full suite of reports. Within our industry-leading CMMS solution for healthcare, TMS, you can access a full suite of reports to ensure you are prepared for a regulatory audit. See a sample list of these reports in this blog post.

5 Reasons Why Your Healthcare CMMS Needs to be Mobile

Posted on 09/01/2015

Smart devices have changed the way we find news, read books and even watch television. Beyond that, mobile solutions continue to evolve the way that we do business – and it's no different for biomedical/clinical engineers. Learn how a mobile healthcare CMMS solution can make a world of difference for your organization.

Benefits of Integrating Locationing with Your CMMS

Posted on 08/28/2015

How much time do your technicians spend trying to find the equipment that they need to conduct maintenance on? The mobility of assets in the hospital environment can make it challenging, if not impossible, to find the equipment that requires preventive or corrective maintenance. In this blog post, learn how integrating TMS with a real-time locationing system (RTLS) can benefit your organization and technicians.

10 Things to Know About Stark Law

Posted on 08/21/2015

Managing leases in healthcare becomes a little bit more complicated due to the Stark Law. Without strict adherence to the regulation, organizations can face millions of dollars in fines, as well as prison time. In today’s blog post, we’ll highlight 10 key facts to know about the Stark Law.

Using Barcoding to Improve Productivity and Asset Reporting

Posted on 08/18/2015

Leveraging a barcoding system to track your assets can offer many benefits to your organization. For one, it's easier for your technicians to track asset data by just scanning the barcode, then the CMMS automatically displays the information needed to complete the work order.

Top Concerns for Healthcare Landlords: No Central Access to Data

Posted on 08/11/2015

Organizing your leases via spreadsheets may seem like a viable solution, especially if you only manage a handful. However, as your organization grows and changes, it makes it more challenging to use manual tools to manage dynamic processes like leases in the healthcare space. Learn more about how you can improve your lease management with a centralized database in this post.

What is the Stark Law?

Posted on 08/07/2015

You have likely heard about the Stark Law, especially since it just graced healthcare news last month with proposed changes set forth by the CMS. No matter your role within a healthcare organization, Stark Law can result in some implications for you. In this blog post, learn more about the Stark Law mandates and what it means for healthcare landlords.

Top Concerns for Healthcare Landlords: Termination Rights

Posted on 08/03/2015

Thinking through termination rights while negotiating a lease will protect both parties when the partnership concludes. It can be difficult to think about the end when just beginning your partnership, but it's an important step – especially when taking laws and regulations like the Stark Law into consideration. In this blog post from Accruent, learn about the importance of termination rights in lease negotiations for healthcare landlords.

Top Concerns for Healthcare Landlords: Laws and Regulations

Posted on 07/28/2015

Managing healthcare leases presents unique challenges, and among those are the number of laws and regulations to which healthcare landlords must adhere. In this blog post, learn about the four key laws and regulations that impact how healthcare landlords manage their leases.

Top Concerns for Healthcare Landlords: Timeshare Leasing

Posted on 07/21/2015

Hospitals serve as more than just medical facilities to the community; they are landlords of the medical office real estate on and around the healthcare network campuses. As healthcare networks grow, so will the role of landlords and the challenges they face. In this blog post from Accruent, learn why timeshare leasing serves as a top concern for healthcare landlords.

2015 Joint Commission Updates on Life Safety

Posted on 07/08/2015

The Joint Commission has made several updates to Life Safety within its 2015 updates. These waivers are important for healthcare organizations to understand, as they may affect your accreditation. Learn more about these updates and the requirements that must be met in order to use them.