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» Disney Cancer Center enhances patient care and clinical operations through improved network infrastructure and technology planning
Disney Cancer Center enhances patient care and clinical operations through improved network infrastructure and technology planning
Innovative use of Technology Contracting® aims to decrease patient stress and improve hospital operations
MILWAUKEE ? (April 6, 2010) ? In pursuit of an innovative clinical care experience, the new Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in San Fernando Valley, Calif., features integrated information technologies (IT) designed to enhance the patient experience and ensure efficient facility operations. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, which operates the new cancer treatment facility, selected Johnson Controls to design, install, and implement the Technology Contracting® model to create a single converged network that supports clinical, business and building systems ? with the goal of improving patient care and satisfaction while easing day-to-day operations for administrators and clinicians.
Opened in February 2010, the Disney Cancer Center provides diagnosis, treatment, professional counseling, support groups and educational resources from one 55,000-square-foot location. Its holistic design is intended to create a peaceful sanctuary for cancer patients, incorporating art, therapeutic music and soothing colors, supported by innovative planning and the design of the enabling IT and building infrastructure.
?We will have the first facility offering a comprehensive range of cancer therapies in a single location in the San Fernando Valley,? said Robert Hacker, regional director, facilities and construction services, Providence Health & Services California. ?It was critical we coordinate comfort controls, communication systems and clinical systems to maximize efficiency and deliver the best possible patient experience.?
Clinical systems converge on a single IT network, improving workflow and patient wayfinding
From the initial planning process to implementation, the IT infrastructure at the Disney Cancer Center was designed to work with the business and building systems, and clinical operations. Clinical systems, including radiology and telemetry, and a nurse call system operate on the network.
?Our doctors, nurses, administrators and engineers are connected with the information that they need at any time which ensures efficient operations at all levels,? said Raymond Lowe, information services director, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, regional director, IS operation. ?Nurses and doctors can monitor patient conditions. It?s the kind of operation that our oncology patients and their families deserve.?
The design process considered technologies to increase patient satisfaction by reducing wait times and making it easier for patients to locate the appropriate treatment area. For example, through the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies, a clinician is paged to the appointed clinical treatment location when a patient arrives. When the patient enters a treatment room, the lighting, music and temperature adjust to their preferences in order to personalize the experience and reduce stress.
Technology contracting supports clinical systems, business and building applications
The Technology Contracting® model helped the center assess its technology needs and design one IP backbone?instead of multiple networks?that can be used by all the building automation, security, clinical and administrative systems to help reduce infrastructure costs.
?Creating an innovative patient experience can be accomplished by a well-designed IT infrastructure and intelligent data sharing between technology systems,? said James Dagley, vice president strategy, Johnson Controls. ?Technologies that are selected and installed must support the hospital?s clinical and business objectives. Only then can you create a smarter, more productive healthcare environment.?
In addition, Technology Contracting integrates systems such as building management, unified voice, and data network; heating and air conditioning; lighting; and fire and security systems to provide authorized staff with access to real-time monitoring and controls data so they can make adjustments accordingly.
?The freedom of future-ready IT infrastructure is very powerful. With this infrastructure, we will always have the flexibility to add or modify best-in-class clinical, business and building applications, knowing that our technology partner will be able to integrate them into the system,? said Lowe. ?Ongoing network maintenance is reduced through efficient network design.?
Johnson Controls serves as the single point of responsibility for the design and installation of the converged network, technology recommendations, specifications and procurement, and systems integrations, eventually transitioning the operations and management to the Disney Cancer Center?s staff.
About Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, founded in 1943, is a comprehensive not-for-profit health care organization, sponsored by the Sisters of Providence. Composed of 448 licensed beds, the Burbank medical center is the largest hospital in the San Fernando Valley, with more than 650 physicians, and 2,000 employees and volunteers on staff. Providence Saint Joseph is known for its state-of-the-art technology and the high quality compassionate care provided by its physicians, nurses and ancillary staff. The Medical Center also offers services through its Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, Heart Center, Acute Rehabilitation Services, Women?s Services and Emergency Department. For more information on the Disney Cancer Center, visit http://www.providence.org.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 130,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/.
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» New Energy Management Starter (EMSTM) features BACnet and power metering for building automation systems.
New Energy Management Starter (EMSTM) features BACnet and power metering for building automation systems.
Today Cerus Industrial announced the release of the new EMSTM Smart Starter which is designed to work with HVAC fans, pumps and air handlers. The EMS starter features a Hand-Off-Auto keypad with LCD display for simple set up and operation. More importantly, it easily integrates with control systems by incorporating BACnet communications and providing 0.5% accuracy, utility grade metering for energy management.
The starter reduces installation time and increases reliability by incorporating common control requirements without additional external components. For example, it accepts dry or voltage inputs for activation by control systems without relays in boxes (no interposing relays required). Current sensors commonly used by building control contractors to detect loss of load, commonly referred to as proof of flow or status, are rendered obsolete by on-board true power load monitoring. Using power monitoring rather than current monitoring, the EMS is capable of detecting belt loss or coupling sheer accurately without difficult adjustments. Damper control and fireman?s override (smoke purge) are also standard.
A wide range, class 5-30 electronic overload and wide range voltage operation (120 to 480) VAC prevents installation call-backs due to mis-sized thermal overloads and nuisance trips.
The Starter of Choice for Green Buildings
The earth-friendly Energy Management Starter (EMS) is the ideal energy saver with streamlined automation integrating the use of BACnet communication. ?This innovative starter fills the market demand for better control and increased energy savings on small motors used within building control systems,? says Andre Perra [President of Cerus Industrial]. ?The installation is more efficient and the control is better than traditional starters that are haphazardly interfaced by third parties. Better control, easier sizing and direct communication create characteristics of quality and peace of mind for the installer, end user, and building owner.?
Utility Grade Power Monitoring for LEED Certification
Utility grade metering helps to control energy consumption within buildings. The EMS delivers valuable point of use energy consumption data via BACnet communication, pulse or analog output signals. Accurate to .5% on energy metering, the EMS is an important part of a Measurement and Verification plan required to obtain LEED building certification. Kilowatt Hour information and instantaneous kilowatt metering are available through RS485 with popular communication protocols such as BACnet or a pulse output for trending and control. Substantial savings can be realized in both installation and systems costs with power monitoring built-in to the EMS. Typical installation and costs per metered point with traditional starters and meters can run 50 to 75% more than that of the EMS.
Additional information about the EMS can be found at: http://www.cerusind.com
» HAI by Leviton Releases Omni LTe Home Control System
MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HAI by Leviton announced today the launch of its new Omni LTe home control system. The system provides enhanced comfort, safety, convenience and energy savings by coordinating multiple subsystems including lighting, heating and air,...
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