Healthcare facilities managers know that the lights do not go out at five o’clock when the typical work day ends. Maintaining a healthcare facility is a 24 x 7 job. Not only that, machines and equipment must operate efficiently to provide the necessary care for patients. Security, patient comfort, compliance, and staff management are all important considerations that add to the complexity of maintaining and managing healthcare facilities.
Finding a system to efficiently and predictively manage the numerous assets of these facilities can be a challenge. Enter Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). A CMMS will track and manage assets, ensure compliance with ever-changing regulatory standards, help prevent equipment failures, and manage equipment inventory.
From hospitals to elder care facilities to small clinics, facilities managers can make the move to Preventive Maintenance with a CMMS. A successful CMMS system is a tool that goes far beyond record keeping. A robust CMMS gives maintenance operations opportunities to save time and money.
Other benefits of a fully utilized CMMS:
Facilities and Machines: Available and Reliable
Healthcare buildings and equipment when kept at peak operating performance creates patient comfort and staff readiness. With a robust CMMS, you can monitor asset performance, initiate preventive maintenance measures, and easily collect data on all your assets.
Eagle Technology’s suite of Proteus CMMS software ensures optimal performance by providing a comprehensive asset management solution as well as preventive maintenance scheduling capability. Our CMMS software is flexible, scalable, and customizable. It increases the life and reliability of many assets including HVAC systems, lights, plumbing and piping systems, restrooms, elevators, and parking lots. Preventive maintenance scheduling keeps MRI, X-ray and other medical machines at optimum condition so they are always available for patient care.
CMMS software captures a wealth of accurate data that provides a complete picture of equipment performance and cost. With proper analysis of this data, managers can make decisions that reduce costs pertaining to energy use and machine maintenance.
Safety and Security
CMMS software helps support overall healthcare safety and security through asset tracking and machine maintenance. Important aspects such as air quality, elevator functionality, food storage equipment, and machine performance can be monitored using CMMS software. When facilities and equipment run smoothly, healthcare staff is well prepared for emergencies.
Compliance and Auditing
Compile necessary data into reporting for JCAHO review and run our optional Audit Trail module for HIPAA compliance.
Organize and barcode inventory so that you know the availability and location of machine parts and other supplies.
Work Order Management
Schedule, dispatch and track work crews, and eliminate overlapping.
CMMS mobile functionality provides the freedom to get updates in the field so that facilities and maintenance employees can focus on their work, rather than having to run back and forth to headquarters and the job.