Health & Safety in the Built Environment

Health & Safety in the Built Environment

Accruent is committed to helping organizations foster safe environments for both customers and employees. Our software and teams are here to help customers plan for, prepare and  manage risk during times of uncertainty.

COVID-19 HTM Panel: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. What Have We Learned?

Please join us Thursday, May 21 for our special edition COVID-19 HTM Panel. This one-hour session will focus on challenges related to COVID-19 impacting healthcare support departments across the United States and what can be done to improve operations, resource availability and staff morale in the midst of a pandemic.

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Maintaining Field Operation Safety During COVID-19 with vx Field

Having enough resources to get work done on deadline is a challenge companies consistently face, through both periods of profit and loss. And with the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, this challenge is exponentially more profound.

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COVID-19: Preventive Maintenance Compliance During this State of Emergency

Please join us on for our special edition COVID-19: Preventive Maintenance Compliance During this State of Emergency webinar. This 1-hour session will focus on challenges related to COVID-19 impacting healthcare support departments across the United States and what can be done to improve resource availability.

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How to Ensure Preventive Maintenance Compliance During a State of Emergency

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, every faction of healthcare operations is being pushed to unprecedented levels. Tough decisions are being made about what activities must be done and what can wait. For instance, planned maintenance and repairs on critical equipment are being prioritized over all other work. The challenge is that healthcare regulations are very specific and rigid around most maintenance and service activities. 

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How to Optimize Equipment Availability as Demand Surges

 

Medical equipment shortages are a challenge in many hospitals, especially when demand surges like we are experiencing now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, the right supply chain strategies are needed to increase your hospital’s equipment availability and utilization rates to free up scarce resources and alleviate shortages. When equipment isn’t available for clinical staff, it creates perceived shortages, friction between departments and hinders a hospital’s ability to find equipment for preventive maintenance and recalls, putting patient safety at risk and creating a liability hazard. 

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COVID-19: Preventive Maintenance Compliance During this State of Emergency

Please join us on Wednesday, April 29th for our special edition COVID-19: Preventive Maintenance Compliance During this State of Emergency webinar. This 1-hour session will focus on challenges related to COVID-19 impacting healthcare support departments across the United States and what can be done to improve resource availability.

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Best Practices for Using EMS Room Scheduling Software to Manage Your COVID-19 Response

How prepared did you feel when you made the call to significantly shift operations away from business-as-usual? Were the right tools in place? Or did you make the call to protect the healthy and safety of your people knowing you still had to figure out what the next step would be?

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Ventilator Predictive Maintenance in The Midst of Corona - An Interview with Accruent

Featured here are original and timely podcasts from ARC analysts and guest speakers on topics such as Digitization, New Business Models, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Smart Manufacturing. We dive into technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine learning, asset performance management, device connectivity, IIoT architecture, cybersecurity, augmented reality, and more related to digitalization and transformation of industries.

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The Pulse of Purchasing Hospital Equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated awareness of hospital equipment availability in hospitals. While the main focus has been on ventilators, pumps, monitors and beds for infected patients, it raises an important issue with hospital equipment evaluation and purchasing.

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How to Ensure Preventive Maintenance Compliance During a State of Emergency

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, every faction of healthcare operations is being pushed to unprecedented levels. Tough decisions are being made about what activities must be done and what can wait. For instance, planned maintenance and repairs on critical equipment are being prioritized over all other work. The challenge is that healthcare regulations are very specific and rigid around most maintenance and service activities.

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Effective Planning for COVID-19 Occupancy Changes

COVID-19 has drastically expanded the demand for additional hospital beds and the need to separate COVID-19 infected patients from non-infected patients. Current projections exceed the standard capacity by two to three times. As a result, healthcare organizations are looking to re-purpose other spaces for patient use as quickly as possible.

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Accruent Launches Free Ventilator Predictive Maintenance Data to Help Hospitals Manage COVID-19 Impact

Software provider Accruent announced today that it is offering newly-developed resources to hospitals and medical facilities to assist the healthcare industry in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Best Practices for Using vx Maintain to Manage Your Response to COVID-19

Across the globe, organizations are working to ensure employee safety during this COVID-19 pandemic. Whether by deep cleaning facilities or reorganizing maintenance schedules to practice social distancing, companies are using all the tools at their disposal to mitigate risk in the face of this unprecedented event. Understanding how best to use your asset maintenance software to limit infection has never been more important, both for keeping your teams safe and for ensuring critical maintenance is conducted in your facilities

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Best Practices to Manage Your Response to COVID-19

Across the globe, organizations are working to ensure employee safety during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding how best to use vx Maintain to follow best practices for limiting infection has never been more critical to help you, and your teams better manage the health of employees and facilities.

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COVID-19 SPECIAL REPORT: PART PREDICTOR FOR VENTILATORS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Accruent is providing the below analysis to all clinical engineering and procurement leaders within hospitals. Accruent manages equipment across more than 55 percent of all US hospitals.

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COVID-19 Impact on Hospital Operations & Readiness Needs Open configuration options

Al Gresch, Mike Zimmer discuss the impact of COVID-19 on HTM and HFM departments nationwide and what Accruent is doing to help, including new free Reporting Packages to track related activities and our new COVID-19 Part Predictor for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines.

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How Accruent is Optimizing Ventilator Uptime for COVID-19 Open configuration options

With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States, you are no doubt aware of the nation’s ventilator shortage. The Accruent Data Insights team has created a free tool for healthcare organizations to address one of the biggest challenges at hand—keeping ventilators running when it matters most.

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COVID-19: Strategies to Optimize Healthcare Support Services

Please join us on Thursday, March 26th for our special edition COVID-19: Strategies To Optimize Healthcare Support Services webinar. This 1-hour session will focus on challenges related to COVID-19 impacting healthcare support departments across the United States and what can be done to mitigate risk.

We will also have a LIVE Q&A at the end of the webinar

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Adapting Your Healthcare CMMS & Asset Management Solutions to Track COVID-19 Activities

These activities should be documented in your CMMS and asset management system(s) so they are easy to retrieve, analyze and report on for the anticipated needs of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

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5 Ways an Asset Management Software Can Aid with Social Distancing

As organizations continue to look at ways to make the workplace safer, standard processes and procedures are consistently reviewed and audited to ensure the safety of employees and customers. These standards are never more important than when large-scale safety events, such as COVID-19, leave a global footprint on how companies do business. 

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Using Your Room Scheduling Software to Plan for the Unexpected

Your built environment plays a vital role for both your organization and for the people who work in and manage it. One of the biggest impacts your environment has is on the safety and security of those who occupy it, particularly during times of uncertainty or emergency.

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Healthcare Asset Management Strategies for Effective Infection Control

Infectious disease outbreaks demand peak performance from hospitals. Every healthcare worker will be asked to do more with less. Unfortunately, this often leads to shortcuts that impact compliance with infection control procedures. Preparation and automation mitigate risk and reduce the spread of infection.

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3 Tips for Managing Your Campus Facilities Health and Safety Procedures with FAMIS

As escalating social distancing measures are being implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more universities and institutions are closing up their buildings and reducing their workforces. With so much uncertainty around how long these measures may need to be in place, it is important to start preparing now for how to keep your facilities clean and safe prior to bringing students and employees back to campus. 

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What Does Your Emergency Planning Process Look Like?

Emergency plans need to have clear and concise directions for stakeholders in the event of an emergency. Outlining key roles and risks serves as the foundation of a comprehensive emergency plan. Most organizations have this information stored in a binder and, in the event of an emergency, someone has to find the binder.

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Preparing for Catastrophe with Site Audits

After discussions with the client, Accruent teams implemented site audits into the maintenance management system. This vital tool allows our clients to send surveys to each site manager to evaluate certain operations such as power generators, parking lot conditions, critical equipment, etc. to significantly reduce the manual back and forth between site managers without our CMMS. The client created a 25-question survey that each site received, completed, and sent back into the system to generate work orders within the same day that work orders were placed.