Medical and Research Medical Facilities including hospitals, clinics, urgent care, nursing homes, and medical research facilities are complex facilities with large fluctuations in occupancy: patient rooms, treatment rooms, operating rooms, intensive care, emergency rooms, nurse areas, biomed, reception areas, cafeterias, conference rooms, offices, parking lots and structures all have different requirements. Today, medical facilities are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect their employees and patients, and improve function in this fast changing technical environment. IntraWorks takes a proactive approach to these issues by studying new industry trends in medical facilities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to the medical facility itself by considering ALL the electronic building systems when planning the next upgrade, move, add or change. Lastly, IntraWorks offers constant commissioning and predictive maintenance in order to save building life cycle costs. (Up to 10x according to the Department of Energy – O&M Best Practices)
Security Medical Facilities are targets to both insider and outsider threats to include cash, asset, drug, medical and financial data theft, workplace violence, terrorism, active shooter and vandalism. Medical facility managers are charged with the protection and safety of large groups of people to include the public along with patients. By use of advanced and integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, and intrusion systems, IntraWorks can help to reduce the likelihood of injury to the building occupants and provide valuable investigative information if an incident takes place. Video and Audio analytics candetect bombs, intruders, workplace violence, fights, and even the sound of a gun being fired immediately so that authorities can be notified quickly saving lives and reputations. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping staff informed up to the minute of any emergencies, requests, or special needs.
Energy Medical Facilities utilize a lot of energy and resources to provide a pleasant environment for its patients and workers. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the building more comfortable to work or stay in. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant commissioning, our medical facility solutions can help to save in overall energy life cycle costs. Utility and refrigerator/freezer monitoring and recording can also save valuable drugs from loss and automatically log temperatures for use with joint commission requirements.
Safety Medical Facilities are held to tight safety standards for the protection of its guests and occupants through Joint Commission and other Authorities having jurisdiction. IntraWorks can provide systems that avoid injury and save lives in an emergency. By use of advance fire detection and evacuation, critical systems monitoring, mass communication, paging, mass texting, and CCTV systems, emergencies are detected early and occupants are evacuated rapidly. In the case of a shooter, weather event or outside threat, the building itself can become a safe haven for protection. Our integrated lockdown systems and bullet resistant barriers help further protect the occupants in any facility. Our advanced nurse call systems and purpose built phones can completely automate the function of the nurse staff to improve patient satisfaction and save the nurse staff valuable time.
Intelligence By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a medical facility becomes more intelligent and efficient. Patients and medical staff are more comfortable, informed, and work more effectively. Integrating systems is a plus sum situation whereby the effectiveness of each system is augmented by becoming connected to other systems. For example: Hotels that use the security system or reception system to sense occupancy can reduce electric and HVAC costs when room occupants are not present. Fire Systems that use the HVAC system to evacuate smoke can save lives in a burning building. Intercom/Communication systems that utilize CCTV verification are more effective. Nurse call systems that use utilize wireless radios function to save time. When all of these systems are connected and the information becomes available to authorized persons with graphical user interfaces (smart phone, computer, tablet), the efficiency and effectiveness are unmatched by any individual system. Simply put… Intelligent buildings work better and use less energy.
Products Fire Detection / Evacuation, Intrusion Detection/Deterrence, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Perimeter Intrusion Detection, Access Control, Communication Management / Paging, Critical Systems Monitoring / PLC / Data Center, Data Switching / Media Distribution, Command and Control Centers, Climate / Temperature Controls, Energy Management, Reception Systems, Special Purpose Communication Devices (Radios) Lockdown Systems, Mass Notification, Lighting Control, Utility Monitoring, Parking Management Systems, Nurse Call Systems
Services System Assessments, Code Compliance studies, Vulnerability Assessment, Emergency Response Plans, System Installation, Smart Service, Extended Warranty, Maintenance, Testing, Monitoring, Joint Commission Compliance testing and certification.
Experience Many medical facilities have utilized the services of IntraWorks f.k.a. Integrated Controls USA. Please see “case studies” for details on how we have saved money and offered increased value.