The Emergence of the Regional Operations Center in Support of Modern Care Delivery

Medical supplies account for fifteen percent (on average) of a hospital’s expenses. This large expense also equates directly to a large volume of inventory that needs to be stored until they are used. With space inside a hospital at a premium, medical supply storage requirements are always a predicament for management.  The real estate demand … read more

Business to Business: Infrastructure Challenges of the Ambulatory Care Adaptive Re-Use Puzzle

As retail consumer demands have shifted towards increased convenience and choice, the subsequent reduction in the need for brick and mortar retail outlets coincides with an increased need for outpatient healthcare services. This guide addresses engineering challenges associated with retrofitting retail buildings and spaces for an ambulatory occupancy and discusses best practices and lessons learned for … read more

Building the Infrastructure to Support Telemedicine Delivery Guide

Remote patient care and treatment through telemedicine provides healthcare organizations with the ability to increase patient-provider interaction at a lower overall cost of service at a rapid internet speed. In addition to improved patient care and convenience, telemedicine provides the societal benefit of extending quality healthcare to rural and other under served areas and … read more

The Internet of Things and the Effect on Healthcare Facilities

The rate of change underway in the interface and connectivity of infrastructure systems and equipment to information technology networks is moving at a pace that couldn’t be imagined just a short time ago. Advances in computing power, data logging, on-board memory, energy consumption, wireless connectivity systems, and their cost-effective adoption into healthcare systems and … read more

Aligning Infrastructure Decisions with Healthcare Business Plans

About the Guide To effectively control and optimize capital spending on Healthcare facility infrastructure systems, there must be a sound and direct link between the goals of any infrastructure expenditure and the business plan of the facility and its proposed Healthcare services. Misalignment between these two can result in overspending, overbuilding, and ultimately reduction in … read more

Laboratory Design and Certification; Three Critical Criteria

Safety is the first design criterion when designing a laboratory and this document will help provide options and resources for stakeholder decision making. Ventilation, Fume Hood Certification and Maximum Allowable Quantity Evaluations are just a few of the major safety considerations during the design process that the Guide addresses. Every laboratory must be evaluated individually, … read more

Using Building Information Modeling to Control Lifecycle Costs

Building Information

Building information modeling, or BIM, is a sophisticated technology that enables teams to design and manage projects, as well as operate across disciplines using graphic representations. When incorporated as part of the design and construction processes, BIM enables coordination and seamless communication between the owner, design team, and contractors. Once construction is complete, detailed information … read more

Integrate Commissioning Into Your Building Project

How can building owners ensure building systems meet expectations and operate with predictable costs? Integrate commissioning from day one—to provide additional expertise, ensure owners’ and occupants’ needs are met, and to build highly efficient building systems that work as designed, at peak performance, and with minimal interruptions or downtime. This guide reviews challenges for building owners … read more