Recently, a list of the biggest challenges hospitals face when it comes to compliance with regulations and other requirements was published. As always, there are many challenges, but most can be addressed and mitigated through the effective use of a standardized, internal communication system like an organizational Intranet. In this post, we examine some of the most common challenges hospitals face and show how your Intranet can be used to overcome these challenges and remain fully compliance.

Challenge: The hospital mitigates the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices, and supplies.

Since the key to meeting this challenge lies in having the right policies and procedures in place to make sure everyone is trying to prevent exposure to infection, the ability to easily review policies and update them when necessary and practical is enormously important. That, in turn, makes a policy management system extremely important. And having such a system work seamlessly with your Intranet means that you can organize and automate this process among all personnel at the hospital, and keep policies up-to-date regarding issues dealing with patient safety.

Challenge: The hospital establishes and maintains a safe, functional, environment.

The key to mastering this challenge lies in building an organization-wide culture of safety and functionality. Because your Intranet serves as a hub for internal communications, you have likely engaged in numerous methods for communicating important information, whether via newsfeeds, instant messages, or even blogs. Using your Intranet to communicate your way to a strong workplace culture makes it a very important conduit to creating and maintaining a safe and functional environment.

Challenge: The hospital’s building features protect individuals from fire and smoke hazards.

Your Intranet means your organization is readily able create and maintain a fully robust emergency preparedness section that promotes a culture of safety in stressful situations. With the capability of outlining and updating plans, policies, and procedures where everyone can see them, the Intranet is vital. You can also place evacuation routes and anything else relevant to potential emergency situations right where anyone can access them. In that way, your organization will be ready for any possible disaster.

Challenge: The hospital manages the risks to their utility systems

Your Intranet contains numerous security features that are expressly designed to keep your information safe from hackers, including ransomware and other attacks that have the potential to compromise your utility systems. Intranets also integrate with and work easily with the other software on your organization’s computers. That means setting up a strong Intranet system can go a long way to meeting this challenge.