TAHFM e-Newsletter

Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management

Events and Education
Houston, TX – December 13, 1017
Eric Myers is a Senior Industry Technical Consultant with Institutional Water Safety Services, an independent business group of Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company. Institutional Water Safety Services is a group of subject matter experts dedicated to the mission to prevent harm from waterborne pathogens such as Legionella and Pseudomonas associated with building water systems.

Visit http://www.tahfm.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1024609&group= to view the full article online.

April 8 – 11, 2018, The Westin Galleria, Dallas
Healthcare Facilities Managers consider Interlink to be one of the best and most affordable opportunities for learning and sharing in Texas. Interlink consistently delivers top-notch educational content, hours of continuing education credits, as well as ongoing opportunities to discuss emerging issues and best practices with colleagues, vendors, and consultants. Mark your calendars now for next year’s exciting multi-day event!

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LMC Fire & Security
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
The Texas Children’s Hospital won the 2017 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its Mission Control project. The Mission Control project strived to create a unified operations and communications hub to manage the movement of patients.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/press/2017/Texas-Childrens-Hospital-recognized-102617.shtml?utm_source=ASHE%20Insider%2F%20Career%20Flash%20%28weekly%20e-newsletter%29&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Insider%3A%2010%2F31%2F2017 to view the full article online.

Community IMPACT
Three medical facilities are under construction looking to bring a larger medical presence in Frisco. The new facilities are hoping to bring specialized care for the community along with bringing new jobs and having a positive impact on the economy.

Visit https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/frisco/healthcare/2017/11/08/new-medical-facilities-frisco-increase-medical-specialties-accessible-residents/ to view the full article online.

In an effort to improve access to quality medical care, Northwest Texas Healthcare System has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. The partnership will go into effect on December 15 and allows BCBSTX members to receive in-network care at a variety of facilities.

Visit http://www.newschannel10.com/story/36861181/northwest-texas-healthcare-system-partners-with-blue-cross-and-blue-shield-of-texas to view the full article online.

Absolute Testing Services
ParkMed, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
The Daily Sentinel
A new 63,000-square foot West Springs Hospital will incorporate rooftop-mounted solar panels which will cover about an eighth of the cost of electricity. An anonymous gift of $70,000 will give this hospital the means to save hundreds of dollars each month in electricity costs.

Visit https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/western_colorado/a-ray-of-solar/article_cbaed1fa-d338-11e7-a206-10604b9f7e7c.html to view the full article online.

When decorating for the holidays, more individuals are switching over to LED light bulbs in order to save money on electricity. The LED lights are able to cut costs for individuals and businesses by saving energy.

Visit http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/More-people-switching-to-LED-lights-for-the-holidays-459424213.html to view the full article online.

Specified Technologies Inc.
Prevent Life Safety Services
ASHE Update
Successful health care systems put an emphasis on convenience-focused consumers by providing quality patient care in a quick, accessible way. Amazon is known to have made great strides in the shopping industry, and now other industries are following in its footsteps.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/news/what-can-hospitals-learn-from-amazon to view the full article online.

The emergency management standards are being updated by the Joint Commission in order to reflect CMS requirements. The surveying of hospitals began on Nov. 15 and ASHE has all your updates.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/news/joint-commission-revises-emergency-management-standards to view the full article online.

The 2018 Architecture for Health Showcase is now accepting applications. Celebrate your new construction project by applying now and get a chance to show off your newest renovation or construction project.

Visit http://www.ashe.org/news/showcase-your-health-care-projects to view the full article online.

The Filter Man, Ltd.
Prism Electric Inc
Your Facilities Management News
Health Facilities Management
A new 6,000-square-foot facility is underway in Southern California that will implement patient efficient solutions such as self-check-in, mobile GPS app and an Alexa app.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/3207-tech-talk-modular-construction-self-check-in-kiosks-and-alexa-voice-recognition to view the full article online.

ASHRAE Journal
Recent outbreaks of Legionnaire’s Disease has increased awareness and provided a need to review its causes and strategies for prevention. ASHRAE provides useful sources on reducing the risk of Legionellosis and presents a short video on making building water systems safer through regulation.

Visit https://www.ashrae.org/standards-research--technology/standards--guidelines/guidance-on-reducing-the-risk-of-legionella to view the full article online.

Health Facilities Management
With technology constantly changing and updating, the basics of fire safety remain consistent. Safety layering is essential in regards to fire prevention and protection.

Visit https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2997-lessons-in-fire-barrier-management to view the full article online.

The Week
Online tools that allow patients to access medical information, check doctor visits, test results and other data are becoming increasingly popular. The pros and cons of these patient portals are shared here!

Visit http://theweek.com/articles/737128/how-online-patient-portals-are-transforming-health-care to view the full article online.

Leadership Thoughts
Leadership skills can be learned and the CEO of IBM shares his insight on he was able to turnover a large company from bankruptcy and motivate his workforce.

Visit https://www.leadershipthoughts.com/what-motivates-people-at-work-4-actionable-factors/ to view the full article online.

Come along for a guided tour with Michael Bublé as he presents a holistic journey of BC Children’s Hospital.

Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdWXDv16sgY&sns=em to view the full article online.

Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management
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