The healthcare industry is quickly becoming a dominant sector of the American economy – recession proof, some say – so it is easy to understand that each physical healthcare facility of any type is a significant strategic asset that requires rigorous upkeep by in-house staff and third-party vendors.
A recent study by U.S. News and World Report showed that the healthcare industry employs one out of eight American workers. The industry is responsible for over 16 million jobs and generates approximately $2.7 trillion USD each year. As the healthcare industry grows at what experts consider an alarming rate, the need for improved healthcare facilities management has never been greater.
In the healthcare industry, facilities management often concerns the supervision of numerous physical healthcare buildings or facility locations in a diversity of traditional and non-hospital environments (nursing homes, surgical and outpatient centers, and emergency care clinics). To stay abreast of the growing demand for quality healthcare facilities that support a number of different patient types, all aspects of healthcare facilities management must be aligned with healthcare and medical clinic business goals. These goals are rooted in providing competent care for patients and avoiding wasteful labor and spending. To support this effort, healthcare facilities managers must leverage emerging technologies that allow them to streamline processes and enhance operating efficiency. The forward-thinking facilities manager therefore looks to better manage their healthcare facilities for improved patient care and reduce long-term operational costs at the same time.
Technology, as with leading-edge facilities management software, is allowing healthcare facilities management to leverage improved systems that support these goals and minimize operational concerns. Clinics and other healthcare facilities can now utilize software to manage their facilities, optimize energy usage, maintain standards of safety, and control overhead costs.
PropertyTRAK allows healthcare facilities management to better manage a core in-house facilities management team, as well as outsource a number of services without sacrificing any aspect of vendor or staff communications, work order tracking, and reporting. At the same time, these software tools allow facilities managers to capture and control the flow of data coming from in-house staffers as well as third-party contractors. Each planned maintenance or work order – even when outsourced – generates job detail data and reporting, allowing the generation of undiminished work and maintenance reports and a full asset history for each piece of premise equipment.
PropertyTRAK also captures key product information pertaining to each piece of on-site equipment, including equipment serial numbers, manufacturer names, model numbers, asset value, and warranty expiration dates.
PropertyTRAK delivers a comprehensive set of tools for facilities managers overseeing medical clinics, healthcare facilities, and residential care facilities. In healthcare systems that involve a number of separate locations or facilities, PropertyTRAK allows facilities managers to schedule, track, and manage maintenance for each individual location.
The top benefits of the PropertyTRAK facilities management software for medical clinics and healthcare facilities are as follows:
- Full-featured Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
- Work order scheduling and tracking
- Scheduled maintenance assignment and tracking
- Improved service and enhanced efficiencies
- Emergency preparedness planning
- Equipment asset management and history reporting
- Vendor communication
PropertyTRAK is an integrated suite of desktop applications that was developed to help facilities managers in mid-sized to large medical clinics and healthcare facilities to reduce business processes and streamline operations.
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