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        Improve patient safety through improved power availability and reliability

        The main mission of any hospital is providing high quality services and continuity of care for patients. Power problems can have serious consequences on human life, finances, technical operations, the environment, and the hospital’s image and reputation, so creating and maintaining a healthy electrical distribution system is crucial. This paper describes how a balance between architecture, services and components can provide an ideal solution is key to true power reliability.

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        How unreliable power affects the business value of a hospital

        Hospitals require extraordinary reliability from their power systems. Life-support systems and critical infrastructure systems such as HVAC, communications, records management, and security, must remain online during a power disruption. Drawing from interviews and surveys with financial officers and facility managers of US-based hospitals, this paper quantifies the value of those systems in terms of patient safety and discusses risk of power failure, its potential financial impact, and recommendations on how to mitigate these risks.

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