Accreditation is serious business for hospitals and healthcare organizations. There are many aspects to the accreditation process and facilities management plays an important role. Life safety deficiencies, for example, can close a hospital’s doors resulting in financial and reputational damage.
ARCHIBUS Healthcare Compliance is a new solution that supports proactive facilities management for hospitals and healthcare organizations. It streamlines the accreditation audit process and quickly generates the information that auditors from The Joint Commission, NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), and other accrediting agencies look for.
ARCHIBUS Healthcare Compliance supports hospital facilities managers long before the accreditation auditors arrive onsite. Surveyors can use the ARCHIBUS mobile app to identify deficiencies as they walk the facility. The graphical interface enables surveyors to flag deficiencies on the digital floorplan, rather than carrying reams of paper. This information is then synchronized with a central data repository.
Once deficiencies have been identified, work orders can be generated seamlessly. ARCHIBUS integrates with hospital work order systems, eliminating the need to enter information into multiple systems. If a deficiency will take longer than 45 days to resolve, the facilities management team can create a plan for improvement (PFI) in ARCHIBUS and copy that information directly to the TJC website.
On the day that the accreditation auditors arrive, the facilities management team can quickly access requested information in ARCHIBUS. ARCHIBUS Healthcare Compliance demonstrates a commitment to comprehensive tracking of life safety issues. As accreditors drill down into specific deficiencies, they may inquire about past actions. ARCHIBUS Healthcare Compliance captures the history of every deficiency to provide a comprehensive audit trail.
If you’re ready to reduce the stress associated with the facilities management aspect of hospital accreditation, reach out to our team and learn more about ARCHIBUS Healthcare Compliance. We’d be happy to provide a demonstration and discuss how this solution can be integrated with your existing facilities management systems.
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