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Archive for December, 2015

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Compliance News: ECRI Publishes List of Top Health Technology Hazards for 2016

ECRI recently published its 2016 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list.  Healthcare organizations could consider the latest update of this list as one of many potential sources for identifying new safety risks or ensuring due consideration of previously-identified safety risks. Element of Performance # 1 under TJC’s Standard EC.02.01.01 requires identifying safety and security risks […]

Industry Article

Infrastructures to Improve Patient Safety

Technology and engineering systems help to boost environment of care In a recent article for Health Facilities Management, author Mike Hrickiewicz explores the different ways in which technology and engineering infrastructures are contributing to improved patient safety practices in healthcare facilities. Covering systems ranging from mechanical to nurse call, plumbing to security, Hrickiewicz calls on three SSR consultants (Debbie […]

Press Release

SSR Denver Office Grows By Two

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects announces the hiring of Patrick Velez and April Buchholz in the firms MEPT program. Velez joins as a Plumbing Designer; Buchholz as an Administrative Assistant. “We are extremely happy to have Patrick joining our team at SSR,” said Jeff […]

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CLINICAL CONSULTING: WHAT VALUE DO CLINICIANS BRING TO THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES?

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, there have been continuing transformations in hospital financial, technological, and clinical practices. These transformations have in some cases led to the establishment of competing priorities for hospital decision makers. Two of the biggest issues facing hospitals that cross financial, technological, and clinical lines […]

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SSR’S Infrastructure Program Grows in Nashville

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects announces the addition of Teresa Berry in the firm’s Infrastructure Program. Berry will serve as a contract administrator for various transportation projects. “Teresa’s knowledge and experience with the State of Tennessee’s process and procedures will benefit our program tremendously,” […]