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New BICSI healthcare standard document now available

BICSI has released ANSI/BICSI 004-2012, Information Technology Systems Design and Implementation Best Practices for Healthcare Institutions and Facilities.


April 11, 2013  


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BICSI has released ANSI/BICSI 004-2012, Information Technology Systems Design and Implementation Best Practices for Healthcare Institutions and Facilities.

“(The standard) has been developed to provide guidance on issues specific to the healthcare environment,” it said in a release.

“Today’s healthcare facility’s technology infrastructure supports an increasing amount of medical procedures and clinical processes, as well as business and enterprise operations. With industry initiatives such as electronic health records and enhanced security coupled with the convergence of clinical and information technology, the need to build, upgrade or replace the built electronic infrastructure has become a critical issue with healthcare.”

Written for a variety of facilities including hospitals, outpatient clinics and skilled nursing facilities, BICSI 004-2012 covers common telecommunications and IT infrastructure concerns as well as specific healthcare systems such as nurse call, interactive television/hospitality systems and connected medical imaging.

It is available for purchase at www.bicsi.org/004.