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The New Hub and Spoke Model: Redirecting the Flow of Patient Care

 

For the past two decades, many healthcare providers have been developing networks of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to provide care to their patient population. Depending upon the size and scope of the provider, these networks...

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Mar 22, 2016

Why Innovative Manufacturers Conduct Utility Audits

 

“May I have an audit?”When was the last time you asked that question? For most, the question is usually phrased, “Why do I have to be audited?” Luckily, in this case, we aren't talking about a tax audit. We are referring to an audit that you...

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Mar 22, 2016

How Resilient is Your Facility?

 

Let’s start with the facts.

  • According to Buildings magazine, thunderstorms, hurricanes and blizzards were responsible for 679 widespread electrical outages in the last decade, 87% of which affected 50,000 or more customers.

  • It was also...

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Mar 21, 2016

Identifying Energy Solutions that Finance Themselves

 

Is it possible to make energy upgrades to your facility without being hampered by the inability to raise rates or undertake expensive capital improvements? Now it is. Energy Performance Contracting enables utilities seeking to reduce energy...

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Mar 21, 2016

Equipped with Plan B: Preparing Your Energy Sources for 2014

 

How did you spend the end of your year? Besides hearty meals and plenty of family time, you probably spent your time strategically planning for the upcoming year. Like many other healthcare systems during strategic planning, you may have also...

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Mar 21, 2016

Hospital Energy Issues: IT Data Centers and Cogen Power

 

Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as Cogenerated or Cogen power, continues to become more attractive to hospitals.

 

Foremost, CHP offers efficiency benefits which translate to major utility savings over time. Second, it is a proactive...

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Mar 18, 2016

For Healthcare Providers, Windows of Opportunity Close Quickly

 

Success as a healthcare organization relies heavily on the capability to provide quality care to patients. Like any other business sector, participants within the industry must continually improve to meet market demands. In medicine, new...

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