LAMPS Cloud-based Water Management Plans (WMPs)

About LAMPS WMPs

LAMPS is cloud-based software for WMPs.

  • Facilities use LAMPS to protect people in their buildings from Legionella and other pathogens, reduce legal risk, and comply with CDC recommedations, CMS QSO-17-30, and ASHRAE Standard 188 – without overspending.
  • Water treatment, engineering, and industrial hygiene professionals use LAMPS to provide WMPs to facilities in less time, at lower cost and risk, and with more credibility.

LAMPS gives you a WMP that is defensible, easy, and smart.

A LAMPS WMP includes built in training, documentation, data analytics, auditing, notification, and reporting tools.

1000s of professionals use LAMPS because it’s…

“evidence based, credible, and cost effective”

Katie Cary

MPH, MT (ASCP), CIC, Infection Prevention Manager, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center & Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL

“user friendly and easy to navigate”

Bill Tighe

Chief Engineer, Disney Times Square Studios, New York City

“simple and efficient”

Kevin Ullrich

LEED Green Associate Property Manager, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

“comprehensive”

Russell Nassof

Esq., Executive Vice President, RiskNomics

LAMPS Accommodates Many Property Types

Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Hotels

Apartment / Condos

Commercial

School / University

Hospitals

Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Hotels

Apartment / Condos

Commercial

Industrial

School / University

Letter from Reid Health

Confidence for CMS QSO-17-30 Audits

What Reid Health wrote in a thank-you letter to a LAMPS WMP Partner

“Our auditor commented that our hospital was one of two that she had reviewed that had a “complete” water management plan covering all the required criteria as specified by CMS. She stated that most water management plans do not come close to being complete which makes this one stand out. …Thanks so much for bringing the LAMPS Program to us!”  Signed by Jeff Cook, Director of Engineering and Don Burk, Manager of Facilities Services

LAMPS Gives You…

Easy Configuration, Navigation, and Updating

Configuration Tools

Non-experts can easily configure a WMP using the LAMPS flow diagram samples and templates, instructional videos, clickable tips, survey forms, and customizable content. Navigate to any section of the WMP with a click. Generate a handsome, printable PDF. Updating is easy, instant, and unlimited.

Validation Data Analytics (VDA)

Analytics for Smart Remediation

Don’t miss opportunities to prevent disease–or waste money on remediation that does not work or is not needed. LAMPS validation data analytics (VDA) and reports for disinfectant, Legionella, and temperature results entered into LAMPS forms helps you find problems and solve them faster and at lower cost. Intuitive data entry, robust analytics, and colorful reports that are easy to understand.

Built-In Training

 

Built-In Training Notes and Videos

Get answers fast, when you need them. Just search or click to LAMPS 100+ training articles on Legionella, water system managment, and responding to Legionella environmental test results. Give your team the training and credentials they need, and use the LAMPS “Training Progress Report” to track it. The popular step-by-step roadmaps help the WMP team make better decisions, faster.

Security

Smart Security Features

Government entities, large corporations, and prestigious institutions trust LAMPS with their data. LAMPS resides on a Microsoft Azure Government FedRAMP-compliant server, has multiple security and back-up features, and has passed rigorous examinations by IT departments at organizations that are now customers.

Flexible User Management

 

Flexible User Management

Add and delete users easily. Choose each user’s access level, from full configuration privileges to read-only. Assign a user access to one or multiple properties so each sees only the WMPs for which they have responsibility.

Notifications and Status Reports

 

Quick Reports for Control Measure Verification Status

Optional notifications give you weekly emails about control measure verification compliance. Click to a status report to see what is “due soon” (yellow), “overdue” (red), or not entered so you can quickly get back into compliance. Update logs show you what’s changed in LAMPS. Managers over multiple properties can see a quick compliance percentage for each property, right in their dashboard.

Documentation Tools

Auditing and Regulatory Reporting Tools

Save time and stay ready. Use the “documentation” box in each control measure. Download logs for cooling tower inspections. Upload your completed logs, vendor reports, and lab reports so they’re easy to find and access. Use the “Team Meeting Notes” section to document your decisions. Upload current compliance documents in the “Auditing and Regulatory Reporting” section to have them ready for surprise inspections.

Remote Auditing

Done-for-you Hazard Analysis and Control Measures

A government agency, insurance carrier, or other third party can audit a LAMPS WMP to see whether it is comprehensive, up to date, and fully implemented. Do a self audit to stay up to date and avoid surprises. LAMPS algorithms and key metrics make it easy for both the facility and auditor. The audits can be performed remotely, in under 60 minutes, and without water management expertise. The audit report, automatically generated, provides key metrics that are objective, clear, and quantifiable (numerical).

 

Defensible Content

Done-for-you Hazard Analysis and Control Measures

Rest easy knowing your WMP has the essential elements needed to satisfy ASHRAE 188, CMS QSO-17-30, and rigorous scrutiny. Control measures are written by an unbiased third party expert that sells no chemicals, equipment, or laboratory services. Moreover, because LAMPS is used by 1000s of professionals including health department personnel and water experts, it essentially has continuous peer review. If you oversee multiple properties, you also reduce risk by maintaining consistent procedures across them all.

What Our Users Are Saying

“Exactly what is needed. I will sure be recommending that industrial hygienists, water treaters and others getting into sampling for Legionella join your LAMPS program and take the courses!!”

Diane Miskowski

MPH, Legionella Subject Matter Expert, EMSL Analytical, Inc.

Diane Miskowski

MPH, Legionella Subject Matter Expert, EMSL Analytical, Inc.

“The LAMPS software was a godsend for us.”

Jonathan Lewis

Klickitat Valley Health

Jonathan Lewis

Klickitat Valley Health

“We have found the WMPs developed by HC Info to meet all the requirements of both the insured and the insurance company. The plans are cost competitive, comprehensive, and meet the regulatory as well as the user requirements.”

Russel Nassof

Esq., Attorney, Executive Vice President, RiskNomics

Russel Nassof

Esq., Attorney, Executive Vice President, RiskNomics

“LAMPS is an incredibly valuable resource for all of our healthcare facilities. The platform is easy to learn and use and allows teams to organize all pertinent information in one centralized place. The training materials are in depth, helpful, and easy to find and the LAMPS customer service is exemplary – I always receive an immediate, friendly, and helpful response to questions or issues. LAMPS is a program that I highly recommend to all similar facilities!”

Heather Wilson

Senior Operations Analyst
CBRE Healthcare

Heather Wilson

Senior Operations Analyst
CBRE Healthcare

Water Management Plan (WMP) Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why implement a Water Management Plan (WMP)?
  • To reduce risk of disease for your employees, guests, patients, and residents
  • To reduce your legal risk
  • To protect your organization’s image, revenue, and brand
  • To be a good corporate citizen
  • To comply with CMS and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188
How does a WMP reduce risk?

It helps you operate and maintain plumbing systems, cooling towers, decorative fountains, hot tubs, and other building water systems to minimize Legionella and other harmful bacteria.

What’s in the LAMPS WMP Platform?

LAMPS has editable WMP policies and procedures, training content for your team (articles, videos, courses), tools to help you document your control measures, control measure status reports, and robust analytics and reports for Legionella, disinfectant, and temperature data.

Is our data safe in LAMPS?

Yes. For more information on LAMPS Security, click here.

What steps are involved in setting up a WMP in LAMPS?

The first step is to gather information on the building’s water systems using the survey checklist we provide, and construct flow diagrams using the LAMPS templates, samples, and video instructions. After that, follow the step-by-step process of entering the facility information. The rest of the WMP is automatically generated for you but you can edit to your liking. Ongoing, you will use the documentation, training, analytics, and reporting tools to make implementation easier and more effective.

How much time does it take to configure a WMP in LAMPS?

Constructing flow diagrams is the most time consuming task. It can take from two to four hours or even longer depending on the complexity of the facility. However, constructing flow diagrams is also the most liked part of the process because it’s hugely beneficial and even kind of fun. After gathering the water system information and constructing flow diagrams, it only takes an hour or two to enter the data into LAMPS.

What expertise is required to set up a WMP in LAMPS?

A basic understanding of the building’s water systems. If you use a computer regularly and can identify the points where your water supply taps into a City main, enters the buildings, and is heated, softened, or treated, then you know enough to configure a WMP in LAMPS. Understanding basic plumbing (e.g., backflow preventer; pressure reducing valve) and cooling tower (e.g., drift eliminator) components is also helpful. Included with a WMP purchase is an e-Learning course describing water system flow and components. Course 103, on site surveys, is also included for one team member.

What if we get stuck and need help configuring our WMP?

An HC Info authorized WMP Partner can assist you in constructing flow diagrams, entering water system data, or setting up your control measures. Some partners also offer services to help you with ongoing documentation, verification, and validation.

Can someone set up the WMP in LAMPS for us?

Yes. One of our WMP Partners can do it all for you: Survey your site, construct your flow diagrams, enter your water system information into LAMPS, and help you set up documentation, verification, and validation. However, you should be involved in the process so that you will fully understand the WMP and be ready to implement it.

Why is the price the same for subsequent years?

We keep the price low for the first year. Although establishing a WMP for the first time is important, LAMPS is for much more than just getting a WMP document. The reporting, updating, training, and documentation tools are designed to save you time and make it easier to implement the plan.

If I pay by credit card, will I automatically be charged for a renewal?

No. Your subscription will automatically cancel after one year if you do not renew.

Are discounts available for multiple properties?

Yes. Discounts are available for 5 or more WMPs. We have about 10 pricing categories from 5 to 1000+ WMPs. Please contact us to request a price.

When does the one-year period start?

The timer starts when you activate the WMP in the platform, not when you purchase, so you can purchase now and start your WMP later without losing any access time.

What happens if we do not renew after the first year?

If you decide the WMP hosting, control measure updates, documentation and reporting tools, and LAMPS training is not worth the yearly fee, you may cancel at any time and continue using the PDF version of your WMP for the one site.

What are our payment options?

You can pay for WMPs by check or credit card. If you select “invoice” in the checkout page, you will get access to your WMP after we receive payment.

Can we put all the buildings on our campus in one WMP?

Yes. Only one WMP is needed for a campus with several buildings as long as they are managed by the same personnel.

We have several buildings that are all the same type and about the same size but they are located in different areas. Can we put all the buildings in one WMP?

No. Buildings located on different sites/properties should have separate WMPs even if the buildings are similar in size and type and located in the same city.

How should we handle leasehold interests?

It varies case by case. We discuss it in one of our courses and also in a LAMPS training note. In short, the ultimate objective is to ensure the building water systems are properly managed. Sometimes that requires only a meeting or phone call between the parties from time to time. In other cases, attorneys need to draw up contracts. Ideally, both the landlord and tenant will properly manage the water systems over which they have maintenance responsibility.