4 Reasons Why Time Matters in Healthcare Environments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Hospitals Across the U.S. Are Hampered by the High Cost of Linen Loss
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Hospitals Across the U.S. Are Hampered by the High Cost of Linen Loss

Financially, hospitals must function like any other organization. One of the most important things that can be done to save time and money is to have a well-organized supply system, in which all inventory is monitored carefully in order to be used exactly when and where it is needed most. This is particularly true considering…

Workplace Violence and the Healthcare Industry
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Workplace Violence and the Healthcare Industry

Call it something of a silent endemic: workplace violence in the healthcare industry is both disturbingly prevalent and drastically underreported. This creates a situation in which healthcare workers suffer the physical and emotional tolls of violence while not being able to carry out their jobs to the best of their abilities. In this article, we…

USA Today Report Shows Need for Asset Tracking
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USA Today Report Shows Need for Asset Tracking

Gossypiboma is a scenario that no patient, doctor, or hospital administrator even wants to think about. The term refers to the dangerous occurrence in which a medical sponge is left in a patient’s body after surgery. According to a report published in USA Today, it may be far more common than is currently imagined. How…