Are You Ready for Your Physical Environment of Care Survey?

Technology today makes it a breeze! Healthcare facilities teams certainly want to be ready for visits from the CMS or the Department of Health. So, what if there is a way you could be ready… anytime? Immediate Jeopardy or Condition-Level Deficiency – yes, those are the terms you never want to hear if you are a Facility Manager in healthcare! …

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Are They a Detriment to Social Distancing in the Post-COVID Era?

When coming back to work after several months of the shutdown, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s difficult to know what to expect. Facilities professionals are likely to have their hands full. Among the many challenges they face are rearranging the workplace and setting up facilities for the required social distancing standards that are evolving as we speak. This includes …

Planning Out Re-entry Operations in Facilities Amidst the Covid-19 Outbreak

This week, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) released an informative new document to guide the reopening of commercial facilities during the novel coronavirus outbreak. This detailed six-page guide talks about the safety and prevention measures that need to be followed in order to prepare facilities for re-entry of tenants, building personnel, vendors, contractors, etc. Here’s a quick look …

5 Facility Management Tech Tips to Survive the Coming Decade

Do you have the facility management technology tools, knowledge and skill sets to survive the coming decade? If you’re not sure, read this blog and check out my recent 4 -minute webcast, 5 Facility Management Tech Tips to Survive the Coming Decade, sponsored by Facility Executive Management Magazine. In my presentation, I stress how the facility management industry must leverage the one …

5 Tips for Hospital Emergency Preparedness

During an emergency, every second counts. Fast response is imperative, whether that is shutting down a piece of equipment to prevent damage or evacuating an area to avoid potential injuries. For hospitals, preparation for any emergency or natural disaster and responding appropriately puts your facility at the ready to continue providing vital healthcare services to the community. Depending on your …

National Disaster Preparedness Month: 13 Top Resources to Get Your Building Ready

Ready.gov recognizes each September as National Preparedness Month, using it as an opportunity to remind the community about the importance of disaster preparation. Given that facilities teams play such a critical role before and during emergencies, we’re using this focus as a reason to provide some of the best free resources to assist facility managers with disaster preparedness. In this article, …

Using Technology to Increase Facility Efficiency

Facilities Managers have to know everything about their buildings, from when and how it was built, to the inspections it passed, problems that were fixed, upgrades that were made, and tenant improvements that have taken place over the lifespan of the structure. Thousands of documents have to be maintained, updated, and kept easily accessible. They are the life blood for …

ARC® Launches Mobile Facilities Dashboards for Healthcare Compliance, and Emergency and Life Safety

New mobile dashboards support critical information management needs for healthcare, education and government facilities teams September 12, 2017 | Walnut Creek, CA: Today ARC®, the leader in information management for the building lifecycle, introduced cloud-based mobile dashboards to help facilities teams manage health care compliance, and emergency and life safety information. The dashboards help emergency response and management teams respond faster, …

Emergency & Life Safety: 5 Gaps Fixed with Mobile Facilities Dashboards

As technology advances, outdated approaches to emergency information management expose facility-related risks that have serious implications for business risk management. In the event of an emergency, the facility manager becomes the most important person in the building. The extent of business losses increases if the facility manager is unable to access and distribute information to building occupants and first responders. …

The Key to Healthcare Emergency Management: Facility Managers

Did you know that the average hospital relies on federal reimbursements for about half of their revenue? To keep receiving that revenue, hospitals must comply with rules made by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). So when those rules change, the healthcare industry should pay careful attention. One of the most significant rule changes regarding healthcare emergency management …