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Environmental Services Resources

At Smart Facility Software, we’re always examining ways to make it easier for facilities to effectively manage environmental services. These articles are designed to help directors communicate management concepts unique to EVS with hospital administration, fostering a greater understanding and more productive relationship.

Using ES Optimizer for Performance Improvement Planning

As an EVS Direc­tor, you are like­ly tasked with devel­op­ing per­for­mance improve­ment plans for your depart­ment on an annu­al basis. An ini­tia­tive could be decreas­ing the amount of reg­u­lar waste in haz­ardous waste con­tain­ers. Or, […]

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EVS Dashboard Provides Daily Progress at a Glance

Using tra­di­tion­al paper check­lists to assign dai­ly assign­ments and track­ing their com­ple­tion, EVS man­agers have to con­tend with a major blind spot — the team is spread out over a large facil­i­ty and paper check­lists […]

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ES Optimizer Mobile App Screens

Exciting Updates in Our Mobile App: ES Optimizer Mobile

We are con­stant­ly updat­ing our soft­ware to fit our users’ needs.  We are in the field with you, tak­ing your requests. We put those into action as often as we can, some­times overnight, to make […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources Especially for Environmental Services

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources Especially for Environmental Services

As an Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Pro­fes­sion­al, you are the front line in Infec­tion Pre­ven­tion in hos­pi­tal envi­ron­ments. You know how to pre­pare for and man­age virus­es in your facil­i­ty. Late­ly, you’ve like­ly been in extend­ed meet­ings […]

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Coronavirus EVS

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Is About Environment As Well As People

With 4,226 con­firmed coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) infec­tions in the Unit­ed States (as of 3–17–20), health­care facil­i­ties have been putting pro­ce­dures in place to man­age the virus should it dark­en their doorstep. When a dan­ger­ous out­break occurs, […]

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Environmental Service Staffing Analysis

Environmental Services Staffing Analysis: Advantages of Inventory Plus Methodology Over Benchmarking

In the envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices indus­try, it is not uncom­mon for a staffing analy­sis bench­mark­ing report to come back with a poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings if it can be suc­cess­ful­ly imple­ment­ed. At the same time, it’s […]

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EVS Supervisor Inspections Stain

Improve EVS Response Time with QR Code and Text Message Signage

Respond faster to EVS ser­vice requests sub­mit­ted by any customer’s smart­phone. Any cus­tomer can sub­mit an instant ser­vice request by sim­ply scan­ning a QR Code or tex­ting a num­ber you post in a high traf­fic […]

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Role of EVS Software in HCAHPS

Role of EVS Software in Raising HCAHPS Scores

In our pre­vi­ous arti­cle, HCAHPS and the Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Depart­ment, we out­lined which ques­tions on the HCAHPS sur­vey are most rel­e­vant to envi­ron­men­tal ser­vice tech­ni­cians. Those ques­tions are: Ques­tion 8: Dur­ing this hos­pi­tal stay, how […]

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Short Staffed Assignments

Short Staff Assignments in ES Optimizer

An easy way to pri­or­i­tize crit­i­cal EVS tasks and define expec­ta­tions When you’re lim­it­ed on envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices employ­ees because of vacan­cies, unplanned absences, dai­ly call-offs, workman’s comp, FMLA absences, etc., essen­tial tasks can fall between […]

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Employee Training Module: Schedule and Document Environmental Services Training

How does the Employ­ee Train­ing Mod­ule work? ES Optimizer’s Employ­ee Train­ing Mod­ule has over 30 pre­pop­u­lat­ed train­ing mod­ules. These are pre-set train­ing class­es that can be cus­tomized to your facility’s needs. Using the Employ­ee Train­ing […]

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