The COVID-19 pandemic has strained many healthcare operations to their financial and operational limits as they face historically low operating margins. Even before COVID-19, many hospitals struggled with negative margins which have only gotten worse due to the pandemic.
Healthcare systems across the country continued to feel the pressures of the pandemic throughout 2020. Hospital operating margins for all of 2020 remained below 2019 performance at 2.7% with CARES funding, and 0.3% without government funding, according to the Kauffman Hall National Hospital Flash Report: January 2021.
A modern Healthcare Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) solution has become more essential than ever to increase operational efficiency, improve service quality, ensure regulatory compliance, reduce equipment capital spend and cut operational costs.
To help our customers improve their delivery of care and optimize hospital operations, the latest release of Accruent’s healthcare CMMS, Connectiv 8.2, now includes integration with oneSOURCE Document Management Services, an RLDatix Company, the industry’s most comprehensive source of validated healthcare manufacturer documents detailing the safe use, care and maintenance of their products.
New Connectiv-oneSOURCE Document Integration
Staying compliant with regulatory guidelines and manufacturer requirements for medical equipment can be tough, especially when manufacturers release subtle upgrades and additions to their equipment and accompanying documentation. To make sure your organization is up to date, Connectiv users who also use the oneSOURCE solution can now:
- Save time, improve patient safety and optimize the patient experience with an integrated and comprehensive source of healthcare manufacturer documents from oneSOURCE.
- Search and open the desired asset documents through a quick link inside of Connectiv to oneSOURCE.
- Set up Customer Configuration to display asset documents relating to the manufacturer and model.
- Select a link to the document and return to Connectiv once a document is closed.
- Use a single-click access to easily find and source parts and equipment needed to repair and improve equipment uptime.
Clinical Engineers and Technicians need detailed information on how to maintain and repair clinical assets to eliminate or minimize downtime that can complicate patient care and to ensure regulatory compliance. An important part of this process is to ensure validated manufacturer information for equipment and systems, including detailed preventive maintenance and repair guidelines.
With the new integration, Clinical and Engineers will be able to quickly and efficiently refer to key information related to:
- PM Frequency
- Parts Breakdown
- End of Life equipment documentation
Transform Your Asset Management Operations
Accruent’s Connectiv is the Only Modern CMMS Designed Exclusively for Healthcare.
With Connectiv, you can consolidate your HTM, HFM, IT and more to a single user experience. Built on the ServiceNow platform, Connectiv supports healthcare organizations in their quest to transform the patient experience, gain real-time visibility into asset performance, optimize work productivity and operational efficiency, and ensure compliance with changing policies, laws, and regulations.
Beyond technology, Accruent experts are available to evaluate your current processes, key performance indicators, and highlight step-by-step improvement recommendations to make your Healthcare Facilities and Biomedical Departments a Strategic Asset.