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Reliability Asset Management series
Although reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) and reliability asset management (RAM) are tools that have been used in other commercial industries for decades, its foray into the health care field is much more recent. This seven-part series, which will be published every other week for 14 weeks, dives into how RCM and RAM can help push health care facilities operations to the next level of resiliency.
Is the health care field ready to embrace the benefits and challenges of reliability-centered maintenance?
Health care facilities managers are beginning to embrace this tried-and-true methodology used by many other high-risk fields.
How one facility transitioned from reactive mode to using preventive and predictive maintenance in daily operations.
Getting ahead of a crisis using reliability-centered maintenance can be a key to ensuring staff time and talent are used effectively and efficiently.
Reliability asset management provides the tools to better predict risk and help overcome some of health care’s most stubborn challenges.
For larger health care organizations, scaling reliability-centered maintenance systemwide results in greater alignment and efficiency
Before embarking on an RCM program there are a few key ingredients that must first be put into place
Related series: Reliability-centered maintenance
The term "reliability-centered maintenance" (RCM) may be unfamiliar to some, but chances are that many facilities managers are already using several asset-management tools integral to this concept and well on their way to a complete RCM strategy without yet realizing it. In this monthly three-part series, members of the American Society for Health Care Engineering will explore common tools used in health care facilities today and how they play a role in RCM.
Leveraging performance monitoring systems already in place allows for a more labor- and cost-efficient maintenance program
Infrared scanning is a safe and effective tool for detecting equipment issues before they turn into larger problems.
Augmenting human senses with advanced technology can help to detect unusual noises and vibrations in equipment in order to prevent failure