The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association is recognizing outstanding members for their dedication to improving the health care physical environment. ASHE presented the awards during its 52nd Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition July 12-15 in Boston.
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is collaborating with the Joint Commission to provide resources and tools to help hospitals comply with life safety and environment of care requirements. The collaboration was announced at ASHE’s 52nd Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition in Boston.
More than 20 hospitals have earned an Energy to Care Award for their work to slash energy use, reduce operational costs, and free up more resources for patient care. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association recognized the hospitals’ efforts at its 52nd Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition July 12-15 in Boston.
A new scholarship provides continuing education funding for facility professionals and others involved in optimizing the health care physical environment. ASHE recognized the first group of recipients of the Ilse B. Almanza Scholarship at its 52nd Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition July 12-15 in Boston. The scholarship paid the way for 12 ASHE members to attend the conference and benefit from education and networking opportunities.
The Federal Communications Commission recently approved rules to allow unlicensed devices to operate on the same channel as the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service used by hospitals for patient monitoring devices. While the commission provided a mechanism for increasing the size of the adopted protection zones on a hospital-by-hospital basis, the American Hospital Association expressed concern that the rules will not adequately protect many WMTS systems from interference by these unlicensed devices.
ASHE members have elected a new president-elect and new members of the ASHE Board of Directors. Russell Harbaugh, CHEP, was chosen as ASHE president-elect. Harbaugh will serve as president-elect in 2016 and will assume the role of ASHE president in 2017.
Several new online courses are now available for free to ASHE members through Energy University. New courses include topics such as the fundamentals of health care facility electrical power systems and the retrocommissioning process and implementation.