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BICSI publishes 004 ITS standard for healthcare facilities


April 10, 2013 – BICSI—an association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry—recently released its newest standard, ANSI/BICSI 004-2012, “Information Technology Systems Design and Implementation Best Practices for Healthcare Institutions and Facilities”. With industry initiatives such as electronic health records and enhanced security—coupled with the convergence of clinical and information technology—BICSI says the need to build, upgrade or replace the built electronic infrastructure has become a critical issue with healthcare. Written for a variety of facilities, BICSI 004-2012 covers not only common telecom and IT infrastructure concerns, but specific healthcare systems, such as nurse call, interactive television/hospitality systems and connected medical imaging.