It seems that we can’t go a week without seeing another article about how healthcare workers use mobile technology to improve patient care. But what about the engineers who take care of the actual facilities? Like a doctor is in charge of a person’s health, engineers are responsible for their facility’s well being, but until recently, they’ve been stuck using outdated tools.
Routine inspection rounds are just like regular check-ups, but most engineers manage their buildings without a chart.
The problem is, many engineers still write their inspections data and readings on a sheet of paper that gets thrown into a binder, never to be seen until their next JCAHO audit. They then go out the next day or week and do it all over again.
Today, mobile inspection applications fix this problem. Rather than relying on memory or handwritten notes that can be easily lost or destroyed, mobile technologies put historical data, equipment notes, trend reports and more right into the hands of the engineer while they do their rounds.
Mobile apps give engineers the context to track their readings over time and make better-informed decisions in their facilities; And when tri-annual JCAHO (now called “The Joint Commission”) inspections come around organized digital records make the process a breeze.
If your hospital is still using paper log sheets for your facility inspections rounds, you should look into digital solutions. They are easy to setup, and they can make your facility run better than ever before.
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