201701.09
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Beacons transforming the guest experience

Here is a great article on how beacons are transforming guests interactions with building services. Read how cruise ships are implementing beacons for everything from door locks to ordering drinks. Revolutionizing luxury cruise ships

201611.01
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Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2017

On October 14th, 2016 Gartner published their top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017.  For those unfamiliar with Gartner, they identify themselves as the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Any technology company would be pleased to find they focus on two or three of the top trends as it would substantiate their…

201610.03
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FDA requires all medical devices be uniquely identifiable

Over 10,000 medical device manufacturers bring over 4,000 new devices to market each year, and that doesn’t include updates to existing lines.  Manufacturers are required to classify their products but how they uniquely serial number each one is up to the manufacturer, making maintenance planning and recalls inconsistent.  Read how and why the FDA is implementing…

4 Reasons Why Time Matters in Healthcare Environments
201609.08
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4 Reasons Why Time Matters in Healthcare Environments

Facility Team’s state-of-the art tracking software helps keep equipment, spaces, and even employees organized: thus saving time when time is of the essence. Here are the top 4 reasons why time matters in the healthcare industry: Urgent Patient Care. The most obvious instance in which every second counts is urgent patient care. Cardiovascular emergencies, severe…

Reducing Preventable Deaths in Hospitals
201608.26
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Reducing Preventable Deaths in Hospitals

One of the most tragic occurrences that hospitals experience are preventable patient deaths. Unfortunately, as the New York Times recently reported, such tragedies are all too common. Perhaps even more disturbingly, the problems leading to such tragedies are systemic. Until hospital management across the country makes a concerted effort to address the problems that lead…

Improving Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry
201608.18
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Improving Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry

As the Institute for Healthcare Improvement points out in a recent study, there exists a rather paradoxical tendency in the healthcare industry to disregard financial because of a desire to provide the best healthcare, regardless of the cost. Though certainly well intentioned, this choice is ultimately made upon false premises. First of all, as the…

3 Challenges Facing the Healthcare Industry
201608.11
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3 Challenges Facing the Healthcare Industry

New technology and an increasing public awareness of the importance of preventative care promise to create an exciting future in the world of healthcare. Unfortunately, many challenges still remain–and even the positive changes in the industry pose challenges themselves. Here are four perennial challenges that the healthcare industry must always strive to overcome. 1. Managing…

3 Reasons to Monitor Medication
201608.04
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3 Reasons to Monitor Medication

Advanced location tracking and monitor systems such as the BlueTooth system offered by Facility Team can perform many vital functions in the realm of hospital management–from keeping tabs on the location of sensitive equipment to facilitating a coordinated response to a violent intruder. One of the most important reasons that many hospitals opt to install…