ANDOVER, Mass., Oct 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation,
Faced with rising operating costs and shrinking budgets, healthcare facilities are under mounting pressure to do more with less, while also complying with strict regulations and ever-changing technology, health and safety measures. EcoStruxure Power is designed to help healthcare facility managers, energy and sustainability professionals, contractors and engineers create and implement IoT-enabled solutions that drive energy, cost and operational efficiency from the emergency room to the executive suite.
"Power is crucial in a hospital environment. Without reliable power, patients' lives are at risk," said Mohamed Shishani, EcoStruxure Power deployment leader, Schneider Electric. "EcoStruxure Power is designed explicitly for the energy-intensive, always-on power environment in hospitals and clinical care settings. IoT-enabled power management solutions such as smart electrical panels, connected power metering devices and power monitoring software combine to prevent power quality issues, reduce energy use and costs, and create a modern power infrastructure for the future of healthcare."
EcoStruxure Power's IoT-enabled solutions are comprised of three layers of technology innovation:
IoT-enabled solutions address healthcare's biggest challenges
Healthcare facilities are challenged by aging infrastructures, inefficient power distribution systems and thin operating margins. Given the critical nature of reliable power in delivering a safe, healthy clinical environment, healthcare facilities must embrace modern, connected technologies to improve energy efficiency and financial health without compromising patient care.
One Schneider Electric customer, a large academic medical center in New York, experienced a transformer failure leading to $1 million* in repairs and revenue losses. After implementing EcoStruxure Asset Advisor, Asset Services detected an issue on a second transformer allowing the hospital to avoid another costly failure. Through Asset Advisor, the facility has gained critical insights into the health of its infrastructure and is better able to ensure power reliability throughout its operations.
EcoStruxure Power was created to support a comprehensive, intelligent healthcare infrastructure. IoT-enabled technologies help hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities ensure reliable electrical power to critical areas, identify potential issues before a power failure occurs, reduce operating theater downtime while preventing electrical shock, monitor electrical distribution to improve patient safety and reduce energy costs, and automatically test emergency power supply systems to ensure power is available when it's needed most.
Please visit Schneider Electric's site to learn more about EcoStruxure Power for healthcare.
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Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.
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*Schneider Electric. How Unreliable Power Affects the Business Value of a Hospital. (2010)
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