It’s no secret that healthcare facilities are changing. The anticipated changes in how and where healthcare is delivered are reflected in the current and planned construction projects.
According to “Building for Tomorrow” in the December 2012 issue of Health Facilities Management, 1,800 hospital and outpatient clinics are currently undergoing renovation projects valued at $10 million or less. Another 800 facilities are anticipating beginning renovation projects valued at $10 million or less in 2013.
The Health Facilities Management/ASHE 2012 Construction Survey shed some light on the projects currently under construction and planned in the next three years. 47% of respondents are doing acute care hospital projects, 43% are doing medical office building projects and 40% are doing physical plant infrastructure upgrades. That is a lot of new space and new equipment to maintain.
Changes to any healthcare campus can be challenging for the facilities department. Do you have a maintenance management system that will adapt with your facility’s needs? Can you easily add new locations? Equipment? Users? You should. Having a system that scales to meet your needs makes change and growth that much easier.
FacilityDude’s MaintenanceEdge is nimble enough to handle facilities of all sizes. Since it is web-based, it easily scales to meet your needs. And it comes with on-going support and the ability to have an unlimited amount of users. If you need to train people quickly, on-site training is an option.
Speaking of training, you shouldn’t need hours of training just to run a report. MaintenanceEdge has easy-to-use but robust reporting that is intuitive and can be learned in less than an hour. So when administration wants to know how much a renovation project costs, or how many labor hours were spent on electrical work in the last quarter, you can create and have those reports in a minute.
See, growing pains don’t have to be painful.