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L&R’s OPTIX Scout™ Revolutionizing Hospital Compliance
Groundbreaking Software Makes Achieving Environment of Care & Life Safety Requirements Hyper Efficient
Nashville, TN— October 11, 2016 — L&R aims to continue its track record of improving hospital efficiency with its latest edition to the Optix family of services – Scout™.
“Given the Joint Commission accreditation process continues to intensify, hospitals need to fundamentally change how they approach facility management to ensure their facilities stay compliant with Environment of Care and Life-Safety Standards. Healthcare operators need a scalable, repeatable process that can be deployed across the enterprise and provide continuous improvement.” Scott Edwards, CEO, L&R
Every year, hospitals and healthcare facilities spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars maintaining their facilities. Documenting and correcting issues is a necessary process required to ensure healthcare facilities are compliant with their subscription to the Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Standards – vital to keeping their facilities safe and secure for both patients and staff. Current methods are episodic, infrequent surveys that make budgeting, planning, aggregating purchases of remediation services, and managerial oversight difficult. L&R, a process and information management company active in the heart of the healthcare universe, Nashville, TN, has developed a better way to address the difficulty of the task..
“Hospital staff currently face a mountain of work for critical EC and Life Safety requirements – designed to help ensure the patient experience is top notch. Up until now, they’ve had no efficient way to attack it.” Jim Inzeo, VP Facilties Information Services, L&R
OPTIX Scout doesn’t seek incremental change, but aims to revolutionize the way that hospitals address accreditation risks. Scout lets staff:
- Review Documentation – as specified by the Hospital Accreditation Standards (HAS)
- Walk the Facility – note elements of the EC and LS chapters in the HAS that need remediation
- Report the Findings – by facility, region and enterprise
- Plan and Budget Remediation – with responsibilities assigned, timelines detailed, budgets established and receive alerts as deadlines approach and deficiencies are resolved
Early feedback from enterprises involved in product development and testing has been overwhelmingly positive, “Being able to see the state of all my facilities… You guys have really hit it out of the park!” Director, Regional Engineering – Facilities Management, Beta Client.
Founded in 1933, L&R offers a wide range of products and services designed to help client organizations manage, produce and distribute information – particularly clients in the Healthcare and technical infrastructure segments. L&R is a worldwide leader in healthcare and facility documentation technologies.
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