Functional changes often take place faster than facilities can be built. During the lifecycle of a facility, or after the completion of construction or renovations, clinicians are often left to “deal with” a design intent which may no longer match their current needs.
The clinicians who began the design process may not be in the same position, or even working there, when the commissioned project is complete.
Perception drives reality. The perception of cleanliness also is affected by the physical environment. The perception of clutter—even when environments are clean—can lead to lower patient satisfaction scores.
An Equipment Management Strategy gives Owners, Managers, and Users the tools to “change and manage” their environments after they occupy the new space.
We will discuss how to “Future-Proof” a facility from both a medical gas and technology perspective and by doing so, “Obsolete Obsolescence”. We will demonstrate how to reduce both construction costs and long-term maintenance and operating expenses.
The NFPA, the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission all mandate preparedness for a mass casualty event. Pre-planning for this in the master planning and design stage helps any facility to manage surge populations more effectively in the future.
We will also discuss the difference “managing” clinical environments and related technology versus just “dealing” with this space.
This webinar offers AIA and EDAC CEUs.