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Leading International Publication Seeks Articles from HCI Members

  by Megan Headley | Mar 22, 2018


  The IFHE Digest has opened to Health Care Institute members a call for submissions in its 2019 edition.

IFHE Digest is the official publication of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering, of which HCI is the exclusive U.S. “A” level member. The IFHE Digest is one way in which the prestigious international organization aims to fulfill its goal of facilitating the global exchange of information in the field of hospital and healthcare facility design, construction, engineering, commissioning, maintenance, and real estate management. Contributions from HCI members can help make a global impact in improving best practices for hospital operations.

HCI members interested in contributing an article should email a synopsis of about 200 words to the editor at Step Communications ( by May 15, 2018.

Articles should be non-promotional in nature and between 1,500 and 2,500 words. Relevant photographs or illustrations also are encouraged.

The IFHE Digest is seeking topics that cover the following:
  • Acoustics/noise reduction
  • Architecture/building design
  • Building management systems
  • Catering (equipment and services)
  • Construction (including modular build)
  • Decontamination
  • Design for Dementia
  • Emergency strategies
  • Energy (management, efficiency, power generation, ‘green’ technologies, reduction of emissions)
  • Facilities management (reflecting latest trends)
  • Fire safety
  • Indoor air quality
  • Infection control/isolation facilities
  • Information technology
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance
  • Medical gases
  • Operating theatres (design and maintenance)
  • Patient communication/entertainment
  • Radiology (implications of technology advances for facilities)
  • RFID
  • Robotics – Operating theater related
  • Security
  • Storage (optimizing and new approaches)
  • Sustainability
  • Training
  • Ventilation
  • Washrooms
  • Waste handling and streaming
  • Water systems
  • Wayfinding

Questions may be sent directly to the IFHE Digest editor at or to the Health Care Institute at