With the roll out of the Affordable Care Act has come pressure for hospitals across the United States to increase the quality and performance of their facilities. Millions more americans are now able to access healthcare and standards for facilties to keep up the utmost quality and patient experience is building. What many people don't realize is that quality and penalty programs have been going on for some time.
Both the Value-Based Purchasing Program and the Hospital Readmissions Reductions Program will be cracking down on hospital infractions as they enter their second year, increasing maximum penalities to 1.5% and 3% respectively, while also expanding the scope of the programs. Another, the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program will be the third penalty program initiated in 2015 for poor performing hospitals whose measures may have adverse affects on their patients.
The result of the sweeping roll outs for the healthcare market in the US are that hospitals and healthcare facilities are hurrying to upgrade their premises and equipment to provide the best possible patient experience that also safeguards them from possible penalties. Some manufacturer's of copper and premise applications, such as Hubbell Premise Wiring, have created unique interactive virtual tours to help educate the masses prior to what is undoubtably a upcoming surge in construction and MAC work for healthcare facilities nation-wide.
The Hubbell Healthcare eTour interactie takes a look into 9 different areas within medical facilities such as the data center, critical care, patient rooms, and even outdoors sections. As users navigate through the different segments of the interactive, the tour demonstrates where and how Hubbell products can be deployed to offer safety, efficiency, performance and durability solutions in healthcare facilities today.
Having graphical representations of how and where products are installed and the solutions that they provide is critical for understanding the contractor process and indeed what the customers are buying in the first place. Included in the interactive is a useful set of icons which users to view data on specific applications from lighting and wiring devices to datacom. The Hubbell Healthcare eTour tool is a big step in the right direction towards demystifying the cable and datacom industry for the average consumer.
For more information regarding Hubbell products, or about designing a solution to fit your healthcare facility, contact your local Accu-Tec representative today, here.