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HFM August 2014
HFM August 2014

HFM looks at efficient designs. Also in this issue: tech system commissioning, facilities assessments, ambulatory med equipment, hand-hygiene monitoring and power systems.

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Surface Safety
Best practices in surface and medical device disinfection

This series explores how to create safer patient environments by optimizing cleaning and disinfection practices.

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HFM Magazine Archives
HFM MAGAZINE ARCHIVES

Check out complete back issues of HFM in our archive directory.

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HFM Interiors
HFM Interiors

HFM's Interior design articles focused on the health care environment of care.

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Editor's Picks

Health System Projects
Setting priorities

Conducting a facility portfolio analysis to assist master planning

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Hospital Access Points
Managing points of access

Hospitals assert tighter control over vendor and visitor access to improve safety

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Measuring up

Strategies for benchmarking cooling water systems

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Popular Articles

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Improving patient flow

Hospital designs that can increase efficiency and reduce costs

08.06.2014 by Amy Eagle
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Maintaining power systems

Electrical equipment upkeep as a compliance issue

08.06.2014 by David L. Stymiest
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Hand hygiene monitoring

Electronic compliance systems use technology to help prevent infections

08.06.2014 by Neal Lorenzi
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Design Center

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    Performance-based finishes

    Making informed design choices based on available data

    07-01-14 by Laurie Waggener IIDA, AAHID, EDAC
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    Safe and sound

    Informed design approaches help to prevent patient harm

    06-01-14 by Amy Eagle
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    A new generation of ambulatory care facilities

    As physicians migrate from private practice to group practice or hospital employment, opportunities for a collaborative ambulatory clinic model have increased.

    04-02-14 by Amy Eagle
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    2014 ASHE VISTA Awards

    The annual Vista awards, presented by the American Hospital Association’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), pay tribute to outstanding teamwork in new construction, renovation and infrastructure.

    03-01-14 by Amy Eagle

Web Exclusives

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    Working wirelessly

    The benefits of wireless controls for building automation

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    Moving out

    Stand-alone outpatient facilities help hospitals stay relevant

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    Check it out

    Ten considerations for conducting a health care facility assessment

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    Adapting to change

    How one system updated its facilities to face new market challenges

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Inside HFM

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Sustainable progress

New guide from AHA and ASHE helps advance and understand the strategy and benefits of shifting to sustainable operations

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Interview

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Expanding environmental influence

AHE executive director predicts what's ahead for ES managers

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ES News

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Add these to your summer reading list

Organizations release useful tools for fighting C. difficile

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Upfront

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Joint Commission targets solutions for fall prevention

Project posts impressive fall reduction statistics

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Solutions

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On Our Radar

New products for health care facilities are on the market

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Last Detail

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A life remembered

Sculpture memorializes generous community leader

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Design News

Design News
Making informed health care design decisions

Three lessons in using observational evidence and actionable data

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Infrastructure News

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Information you can use to do your job better

The first edition of HFM Infrastructure News is the latest in HFM's expanding roster of e-newsletters.

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