Healthcare Accreditation: Using Technology to Streamline Audits and Protect the Organization

February 8, 2018 Peter Costanzo, FMP

Savvy facilities management teams are using technology to manage life safety issues throughout the year and then refer to that information at audit time.

ARCHIBUS Healthcare Compliance is one example of this technology in action. The visual system makes it easy to see and log where deficiencies exist on different floors and in different rooms. From one interface, healthcare facilities managers can send work order requests for immediate corrective action, , create plans for improvement, and track the history of different issues.

When auditors from The Joint Commission (TJC), NFPA, DNV GL, or other accrediting organizations come onsite, it’s easy to quickly call up details about various deficiencies and the plan of action. Auditors get the information they need quickly, rather than waiting for facility managers to search through paper files.

By staying on top of key life safety deficiencies, hospitals and healthcare organizations can avoid negative audit results and potential closures. Adopting comprehensive healthcare compliance systems allows facility management teams to proactively defend against financial and reputational damage to the organization.

To learn more about the role of technology that can play in facilities management and healthcare compliance, feel free to reach out to us.

About the Author

Peter Costanzo, FMP

Director, Facilities Management Solutions<br><br>Peter has worked in IMAGINiT’s Facilities Management group for over 15 years and has held progressively larger roles within the division. Peter’s unique blend of experience in hardware, software, digital twins, IoT and facilities management applications allows him to work with clients to craft solutions that meet both current and future facility management needs. Peter is a proponent of technical applications for building information modeling within facilities management.

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