A Revolutionary Approach to Hospital Inspections
UW Health Case Study – AkitaBox
UW Health’s Facility Portfolio
UW Health is an academic medical center and health system located in Wisconsin.
The renowned UW Health hospital is a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma facility located in Madison, Wisconsin. Serving over 600,000 patients every year, the hospital houses 505 beds across 14 floors and relies on critical assets to operate successfully every day.
The UW Health system is also home to one of the most successful burn centers and organ and tissue donation centers in the nation. UW Health is accredited by the Joint Commission, and through rigorous maintenance and inspections of assets has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval for hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.
The AkitaBox Process
UW Health was able to use the collected facility data to stay on top of critical inspections and required compliance measures.
Without barriers to AkitaBox customer service, UW Health was able to get same-day responses to questions or software concerns.
Time spent filling out paper work orders or inspection checklists was reclaimed, allowing technicians to focus on open work orders.
Because information was easily accessible, triaging maintenance requests became faster and allowed for proper delegation to the right team.
Employees new to UW Health facilities and trades teams were able to be fully trained on the AkitaBox software within their first week.
Staff could share and access building data that was previously inaccessible across departments and teams.
More Efficient Inspections with AkitaBox Delivers Premium ROI
Thanks to having accurate digital floor plans and asset locations in AkitaBox, the UW Health facility team has been able to better plan their inspection routes and find each stop more quickly.
Technician time spent completing inspections:
Another example of how AkitaBox has helped UW Health complete their inspections faster is with their fire damper testing. The Joint Commission requires testing every six years but UW Health does it every four to align their clinics and hospital.
Before AkitaBox, completing this test took two people an entire year to complete. After implementing AkitaBox, the UW Health team was able to complete the same test in just 2 months.