A new mobile application from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) will bring facility professionals regulatory updates, news, educational opportunities and more to their Apple and Android devices.

The Mobile ASHE app, available free through the iTunes store or Google Play, will deliver the following types of information to users:

News. The ASHE news feed covers regulatory updates, news stories and press releases.

Acronyms. The app allows users to browse or search to find meanings of hundreds of health care, business and military acronyms.

Monographs. Members can access ASHE monographs through the app, which cover single topics on such issues as engineering, design, construction, and safety and security.

Calendar. This provides a listing of ASHE events, including workshops and educational opportunities.

Social media. This section of the app connects with ASHE's social media channels, including LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and the ASHE blog.

"Our team has worked to streamline the development of news and resources for ASHE members. The ASHE news feed allows for the mobile app to be updated instantaneously. As such, the mobile app will be updated regularly with new articles, resources and other pertinent information," says Patrick Andrus, ASHE's director of business development.

Andrus adds that app users also will bring ASHE members closer together.

"One of the valuable benefits of being an ASHE member is the ability to share ideas, best practices, etc., with other ASHE members. ASHE's social media outlets provide another platform, in addition to our Listserv and blog, for members to engage with one another.

ASHE uses these platforms to share news and information, as well as gain insights from members on emerging issues," Andrus says, adding that the organization will continue to add features to the app.