As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the MHA is hosting a webinar to assist healthcare leaders in ensuring their facilities are as clean, safe and well equipped as possible for patient care. Having facilities continuously in optimal condition requires long-term planning, comprehensive solutions, and consultations with experts from both the science and industry communities. The Continuing with Confidence webinar will explore seven areas to consider when evaluating the unique set of challenges regarding a comprehensive strategy going forward. The webinar will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT Oct. 8. The discussion will include:
- Using technologies to reduce and eliminate the spread of airborne and surface contaminants with a holistic approach.
- Improving air quality through comprehensive programs, cloud-based solutions and predictive analytics.
- Facilitywide energy performance and system monitoring to mitigate risk and help ensure the lowest utility spend possible.
- Examples of how to screen building visitors to identify those with elevated skin temperatures, enable social distancing and provide tracking assistance in the case of any high-risk situations.
- Several options that may be available to help pay for necessary facility upgrades, ways to restructure current debt to leverage historically low interest rates, opportunities to move capital expenses to an operating expense model, issues surrounding utility system outsourcing, strategies for monetizing existing utility infrastructure and more.
The webinar offered is free of charge; participants will receive dial-in instructions following registration. Questions about the webinar should be directed to Kristen Hammock at the MHA.
As healthcare facilities encourage their patients and staff to feel comfortable coming back to their facilities, doing so as safely as possible is a primary objective. This will require long-term planning, comprehensive solutions, and consultations with experts from both the science and industry communities. The months – perhaps years – ahead will probably remain volatile and dynamic, but there are reasons to remain optimistic. The two-part webinar series Continuing with Confidence in Healthcare Facilities will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Aug. 11 and 18.
The Aug. 11 session will describe several approaches to consider when evaluating a comprehensive strategy. Participants will learn about important programs and solutions that can help to eliminate harmful pathogens, both in the air and on surrounding surfaces. They will also explore how to identify people with elevated skin temperatures and be able to track high-risk situations through contact tracing.
The Aug. 18 webinar will give participants a deeper understanding of important programs and solutions that can help to create and maintain a healthy Indoor Air Quality program. Some of these strategies are cloud-based analytics; creative heating, ventilation and air conditioning strategies; and various sophisticated and sustainable energy management programs.
The webinars are offered free of charge, but members must register to receive dial-in instructions. Questions about the webinars should to be directed to Kristen Hammock at the MHA.