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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.

Environmental Services: Celebrating Unsung Heroes

EVS acknowl­edged for life­sav­ing work dur­ing COVID-19 pan­dem­ic Updat­ed Sep­tem­ber 13, 2021 Envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices depart­ments have been receiv­ing due praise from hos­pi­tals and local news across the coun­try since the advent of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. […]

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Talking Productivity in Environmental Services Departments

Three Charts to Shape the EVS Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty Con­ver­sa­tion Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty is a dai­ly top­ic in hos­pi­tals, both for oper­a­tions and for clin­i­cal staff. The goal is to make the most of your human resources on duty, […]

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Environmental services training cleaning window with squeegee

Software Release — Aug 2020: New Decision Engine & More

  We are con­stant­ly updat­ing our soft­ware to expand its func­tion and usabil­i­ty. In the field con­stant­ly with our clients, we see their devel­op­ing needs first­hand and cre­ate solu­tions. We put those into action as […]

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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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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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