We work with several hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities across the world. Here is what they say their most common problems are, as well as proposed solutions.
Problem #1: Patient health and safety.
The main goal of hospitals is to have all of their patients leave healthy, but unfortunately that is not always the case. In fact, about 20,000 people die each year from infections they received in the hospital.
Solution: Adhere to stricter cleaning and sanitation standards. Many of these instances could be avoided with proper equipment cleaning and employee sanitation practices.
Problem #2: Security threats.
There are many reasons why hospitals have trouble with their. They are open 24 hours per day, there is plenty of expensive equipment and medicine, and visitors are often under a great deal of emotional stress.
Solution: Tighter security protocols across the board. All healthcare facilities should have fully-staffed security around the clock, as well as a high-tech security system, and procedures in place to minimize employee theft.
Problem #3: Managing energy costs.
After restaurants, hospitals are the most energy-intensive buildings. With all of the high-tech equipment, it’s easy to see how healthcare facilities spend over $6.5 billion on energy each year.
Solution: Investing in an energy management system (such as the power meters and submeters from Electro Industries) can help hospitals and other healthcare facilities reduce their energy consumption by up to 20%.
Electro Industries has helped hospitals across the world reduce their energy consumption for over 40 years. Visit our website to learn more about our power monitoring instruments, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.January 25, 2016