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Economic activity in healthcare sectors runs about 20 percent of any nation's gross domestic product. Today we break down the most recent best practice literature affecting the physical infrastructure of university-affiliated medical research and healthcare delivery enterprises.   

Dec 08, 2022

Healthcare Organization Management

This relatively new committee administered by the United States provides business and government with a template for developing national healthcare policy. Redlines for several projects have been released for public consultation.

Dec 08, 2022

Resilience of Hospital Power Systems in the Digital Age

There is no standard for evaluating the adequacy of hospital power systems for natural calamities and human-made disasters and, subsequently, for the ordinary operation. The World Health Organization recognizes it as a basic problem and at this aim has to claim clearly the status of strategic operational structures for the hospitals, recommending to safeguard and plan the full operability.

Dec 08, 2022

Healthcare Occupancies

In large research universities revenue from the medical research and healthcare delivery enterprises can run over half the gross revenue of the institution. Here we go to the actual text of a core title that defines occupancies used for the purpose of medical or other treatment or care of four or more persons where such occupants are mostly incapable of self-preservation because of age. This occupancy definition propagates across the catalogs of other consortia and ANSI-accredited healthcare standards developers.

Dec 08, 2022

Syllabus: Autumn

College campuses are the closest many people come to living in a beautiful city. The catalog of literature that informs the safety and sustainability of these "cities-within-cities" changes 100 to 1000 times per day. Many of titles in this catalog are unstable, time-sensitive and copyright protected. We break down standards action every day, assign priorities, then schedule a separate teleconference to formulate responses to public consultations. Daily colloquia topics appear on our CALENDAR.

Dec 08, 2022

Design & Operation of Health Care Facilities

The pandemic provides a reminder of the critical importance of ventilation systems in healthcare settings. This standard applies to patient care areas and related support areas within health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing facilities, outpatient facilities, and their site.  It applies to new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and those alterations to existing buildings identified within the standard. 

Dec 08, 2022

Healthcare Facilities Code

Several medical research and clinical delivery enterprises produce more than 50 percent of the income for universities with marquee healthcare systems. These systems are capital intensive because they treat high risk patients. There are always ways to make them safer, simpler, lower-cost and longer-lasting. Public comment on technical committee response to the 2024 revision of NFPA 99 is due March 28, 2023.

Dec 08, 2022

Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources

With the accelerating adoption of distributed resource, a set of standards regarding their contribution to the US power grid is essential for overall reliability, safety, resiliency, civil and military defense. We track the evolution of the parent standard referenced in most technical and policy literature on the emergent smart grid. Technical Committees begin work on the ("nominally dated") 2023 revision in Jacksonville, Florida on January 8th.

Dec 08, 2022

Homeland Power Security

We collaborate with the US Army Corps of Engineers harvesting data for its homeland power reliability enhancement project. Artificial intelligence applications to power systems depend upon an statistically significant data set for "training" power systems within education facilities and in the communities that host them. We encourage our colleagues in education community facility units to contribute data to this project.

Dec 08, 2022
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