How are DH users utilizing Inspections?

You can set up templates for various applications: Improve HCAPP Improve Patient Satisfaction Results Set up observation checklist to ensure employees or contractors are following the proper procedures.  Observe Patient Discharge Cleaning, Occupied Patient Room Cleaning, Exam and OR Room cleaning High Touch Inspections (utilizing Observation, ATP or Gel) following CDC guidelines. Focus on Patient […]

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New Enhancements – Work Assignments

New enhancements added to DH today: It is now easier to check off and change the days to be cleaned for multiple rooms on an assignment. When you move a room(s) from one assignment to another you can now calculate the times for both the current assignment as well as the assignment you are moving […]

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QC Module Upgrade

Today’s the day!  We have completed a major upgrade to the QC Module of Digital Housekeeper and it goes “live” today.  Here’s some of the new features: Create Instant Inspections.  Inspect on the go.  Just type in room number, create the inspection, and complete it! Create multiple Templates for all Room Types.  Create Discharge Inspections, […]

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2012 ES Department of the Year Winner

Congratulations to Tom Peck, Director of Environmental Services at UW Hospitals and Clinics in Madison WI and his staff on being chosen as the 2012 ES Department of the Year!  There is a great article in Health Facilities Management .  We are proud to have Tom and UW as a user of Digital Housekeeper since 2011.  Tom […]

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How do you justify your existence?

I managed Laundry and EVS departments back in the day when computers were not considered necessary to run the department. As long as we had our mops and buckets, Administration figured we had what we needed. We’ve come a long way since that time. Most (if not all) EVS departments that I go to these […]

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What About Square Footage?

I frequently hear from managers and directors how their EVS department is benchmarked on their cleanable square footage and cost. Certainly, square footage and cost are important considerations in determining staffing levels and benchmarking of facilities. But square footage and cost cannot be the only consideration. As anyone who has worked in the housekeeping industry […]

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Quality Control Inspections

Do you do regular quality control inspections? Many facilities do. What method do you use? Manual, on paper? Do you use some sort of system? A computer system? Do you use a handheld computer? There are many options to choose from. Even if you do not have a formal system, any good Manager or Supervisor […]

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