Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Tracking Facility Innovations

Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Tracking Facility Innovations

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Each December, the editors of Health Facilities Management set aside our standard editorial and design format to take an in-depth look at a topic of importance to the wide range of health facilities professionals who subscribe to our publication. Past issues of our Trends in Health Care Special Report have tackled everything from sustainability to efficiency to patient safety.

This year, we decided to take a closer look at innovation as it applies to planning, design and construction; environmental services and infection control; technology and engineering; and materials management and supply chain planning.

What we found was a vast array of proof-of-concept studies, beta tests, research initiatives, pilot installations and trial projects that focus on a variety of management, process and technology improvements to advance the environment of care.

While interviewing experts on design and construction, for instance, we discovered new virtual-reality tools and unique design concepts being utilized in the ever-changing health care built environment. Likewise, sources for our infection prevention article told us about a number of studies on different health care surfaces and technologies to disinfect them. …

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