During 2019 we are rolling out our user-interest collaboration architecture to school districts, colleges, universities and university-affiliated healthcare systems in all 50-states. To lower #TotalCostofOwnership for the emergent #SmartCampus every state will have to be managed according to its history, culture, governance regime, asset-base and network of expertise. #StandardsMinnesota
To provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities, and for other purposes. [Introduced January 30, 2019]
To provide for grants for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy improvements at public school facilities. [Introduced June 18th]
Today at 11 AM Eastern time we walk through action in codes, standards and regulations affecting university-affiliated medical research and healthcare delivery facilities. Open to everyone. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
The University of Texas Medical Branch became the catalyst for first global standard for health care administration. The high level policy framework set in this standard will become the global performance benchmark for healthcare administration. The ISO plenary meets again face-to-face November 4-8 in Washington DC during ANSI's World Standards Week.
Education facility managers in the United States may be enlightened by the European Union template for laboratory safety. As with many EU consensus products this standard is primarily a performance standard which enables risk-informed approaches to inspection, testing and maintenance. Many regulators and conformance interests in the United States, however, discourage performance standards.
Efficient protection of the wiring in healthcare research and delivery settings can be achieved by integration of active and passive techniques -- Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) and relatively new protection regimes for the extension cords themselves -- Ground-Fault-Forced Cables (GFFC) -- that convert faults into ground faults easily protected by traditional ground fault protective devices.
Technical committees developing ASHRAE consensus documents release public review documents in 30-to-90 day intervals. We recommend to education facility managers -- especially those responsible for university-affiliated healthcare enterprises -- that they try to keep keep pace with us. [Comments on three new addenda are due October 21st]
Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining traction in healthcare industry as one of the most exciting technological developments. In particular, blockchain technology presents numerous opportunities for healthcare industry such as reduced transaction costs, increased transparency for regulatory reporting, efficient healthcare data management and healthcare records universality.