Hospital facility managers need to be able to leverage information to make their buildings work better and to help meet their hospital’s mission. A system that integrates information from all hospital sub-systems— HVAC, energy management, fire safety, air quality, and security — into a common, centrally-monitored total building solution can help reduce energy usage; streamline […]
- Building Automation
- Air Quality
- Fire and Life Safety
- Power Monitoring (EPMS)
- Mass Notification
- IT Infrastructure-Connectivity to all Systems
- Open Protocols/BACnet, etc
Hospital facility managers need to be able to leverage information to make their buildings work better and to help meet their hospital’s mission. A system that integrates information from all hospital sub-systems— HVAC, energy management, fire safety, air quality, and security — into a common, centrally-monitored total building solution can help reduce energy usage;
streamline maintenance; improve occupant comfort, safety, and security; comply with hospital building codes; and enhance sustainability. An integrated building system drives efficiencies and helps to reduce overhead costs.
An integrated building system provides flexibility and the ability to interface with other sub-systems and information, such as weather data, energy procurement information, maintenance management software, and equipment optimization software. It
can help bridge the communication gap between facility managers, medical staff, and patients, resulting in improved productivity and comfort through participation, a reduction in utility expenses, and a commitment to a “green” workplace.
Hospital facility directors can learn more about integrated building systems by participating in related organizations, becoming familiar with research and trends in the industry, and understanding the codes and standards related to their facility. They can
partner with a consultant or solutions provider who is aware of the issues of risk versus ease of accessibility and who has a breadth of solutions, proven experience, and a vision for the future.
The benefits of an integrated building system, or total building solution, are realized in four main areas: systems consolidation, personnel management, patient care and comfort, and preventive maintenance.
Building Automation in Hospitals
This section proposes the benefits of designing, delivering and maintaining a reliable, intelligent, integrated building automation solution for healthcare facilities, based on a concrete technology road-map with focus on flexibility, future-proofing and Innovation.
It also introduces an approach that Platform offers, helping you to do more with less, by eliminating energy waste to allow you to spend that money on equipment and patient care.
Platform gives the patient a more comfortable healing environment with superior temperature, shade, and lighting control. Satisfaction is improved with better connectivity for cell phones, laptops and patient entertainment. Staff and patient safety is also improved with superior integration of nurse call and room based patient safety systems (e.g. intelligent bed, RTLS, IPTV, panic buttons, etc.)
Platform offers comprehensive, customized energy-related services, based on customer needs. Services can range from a simple lighting retrofit or controls upgrade, to a comprehensive energy strategy, including renewable energy sources, new energy supply alternatives, and demand limiting facility improvements and measured building operational improvements.
BMS helps facility administrators manage the operation of a healthcare facility in the following ways:
- Immediately lower hospital and healthcare facility operational costs!
- Dramatically reduce equipment downtime and unexpected repairs
- Eliminate unnecessary outside contractor costs
- Reduce expensive parts and maintenance inventory
- Increase the healthcare facility productivity right now!
- Implement better maintenance work planning
- Maximize maintenance crew efficiency
Here is how Healthcare Facility Maintenance Management can help you:
- Immediately gain control of hospital and facility maintenance costs
- Implement professional preventive maintenance of every physical asset in every department and section of the hospital or clinic
- Authorize office and department heads, administrators, and staff to initiate work requests
- Integrate healthcare facility maintenance data with hospital or clinic administration, purchasing and inventory management systems
- Efficiently manage facility work orders and track labor and inventory