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Healthcare Facilities Prove Efficiency Through Documentation

By Amy Myers
May 01, 2012

Healthcare, Industry News

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Hospitals and health systems face a challenge trying to maintain sustainable margins in the face of declining revenue. Health Facilities Management’s article “Gauging Efficiency” examined this trend and how hospitals and health systems must address this by reviewing all healthcare operations and removing costs where possible, thereby optimizing performance.

For facility managers, this means finding ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs. But when adjustments are made to current processes, how do you know if they achieved the objective? Being able to analyze work and produce documentation is now a must-have for facility managers.

FacilityDude can help. Our advanced search and easy-to-use reporting provides documentation for administrators, allowing you to prove savings on projects or everyday maintenance activities. That documentation can also help you plan and predict future staffing and budget needs as well.

Leveraging documentation provides one more benefit to facility managers. In the article, Dale Woodin, CHFM, FASHE, executive director of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), says, “In my experience, facility managers who are recognized by senior leadership, and often promoted, are those who clearly state cost-saving goals and document their achievement of these goals in writing.”

Being rewarded for a job well done? Sounds good to us!

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