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Today's healthcare organizations provide services while running on razor-thin margins. Any manual method used by a Healthcare Facilities Management (HFM) department raises costs and has an effect on the thin margin.
Fremont, CA: Most healthcare facilities now use a Healthcare Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software solution to help maintain a secure environment of treatment, minimize asset downtime, and coordinate maintenance workflows. However, these are legacy CMMS solutions that primarily handle work order management, do not interact with other systems in the enterprise, and contribute to a waste and redundancy cycle. A healthcare CMMS app, like other technology, will become obsolete, which will cost in the long run.
Today's healthcare organizations provide services while running on razor-thin margins. Any manual method used by a Healthcare Facilities Management (HFM) department raises costs and has an effect on the thin margin. While the modern world is increasingly reliant on digital communication and electronic networks, most HFM departments continue to rely on physical, manual labor to carry out their missions.
Common challenges hospital facilities face:
Aging Healthcare Facilities
The healthcare facilities and the plant operations department are being asked to do more for less. Around the same time, hospitals around the country are dealing with an aging technician workforce. There will soon be insufficient technicians to maintain and operate their increasing inventory of essential equipment, and there are not enough young talents entering the industry. The average age of healthcare technicians has risen from 49 to 51. Although modern automation can help close the gap, skilled technicians are still needed.
Risks in Cybersecurity
Most hospital equipment and building control systems, including normal and emergency power supplies, lighting, HVAC, water and sewer control, communications, elevators, access control, security systems, and security cameras, are now network-connected. Hackers can use outdated equipment with outdated operating software to gain access to an organization's networks and steal sensitive patient information and research data. In the worst-case scenario, for example, a mission-critical or life-support device, such as electricity, HVAC, or elevator controls, may be interrupted, interfering with care delivery and jeopardizing patient safety.