_ Healthcare Environment Optimization (HEO) _
Reduce risk. Save energy. Improve quality of care in your operating rooms.
Create a Safer OR Environment Every hospital, every clinician, every patient has a unique set of needs; but in pursuit of reduced costs and better clinical outcomes, every healthcare organization shares the common goal of optimizing efficiency and mitigating risk at all levels. Consider your operating rooms. Right now, your HVAC systems are using a substantial amount of energy providing 24/7 air exchanges - even when an OR is vacant. Why waste energy and valuable dollars? And in the event of a complaint, can you prove the environmental conditions in your ORs? (HEO) takes efficiency in the healthcare sector to a new level by integrating a hospital’s building automation system with surgery scheduling to optimize air exchange rates and energy use - with projected annual savings of up to $10,000 in each operating room. Healthcare Environment Optimization translates and routes data from surgery scheduling to the building automation system and determines which of the two HVAC system modes should be used: surgery or standby. When the system is in surgery mode, the HVAC system achieves a minimum number of air changes every hour to meet regulatory standards. In standby mode, air exchanges are lowered while differential pressures are maintained. With Healthcare Environment Optimization, the HVAC system operates at a reduced rate at the appropriate time, saving energy and reducing operating costs.
Greater Visibility and Control The environmental conditions are too important to leave to chance. Healthcare Environment Optimization tracks air exchange rates and OR temperatures for record keeping purposes. The user interface display gives staff optimal visibility and control of room conditions, including a manual override to adjust temperature and real-time alarms so HVAC system problems are immediately addressed and rectified.