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  The ACE Summit & Reverse Expo - ACE stands for Architecture, Capital Equipment and Engineering. This event is uniquely positioned to focus on healthcare construction and capital equipment projects and brings together senior healthcare executives with suppliers of architecture, construction, capital equipment, engineering and facilities products or services. Learn more.

The Reverse Expo - format provides the most efficient opportunity to network with leading Senior Hospital and Health System Executives as they host attendees in their exhibit booth. This format allows healthcare executives the optimal way to enhance existing relationships and forge new ones. Learn more.

  Business Exchanges - at the ACE Summit provide unique networking opportunities to meet executives from architecture, construction, equipment planning, engineering and other ‘specifier’ firms. Learn more.

  Thought Leaders - lead the education at each ACE Summit. Speakers include Health System CEOs to Medical Pioneers to Humanitarian Aid Advocates. Learn more.

Breakout Session Audio: Watch 2015 Breakout Session presentation slides with audio through the 2015 ACE Vimeo Channel. Listen Here.

Breakout Session PDFs: Download PDF versions of speaker presentations. Download Here.
  IDN Attendee Titles: Download a PDF of Hospital / Health System / GPO titles represented at the 2015 ACE Summit Reverse Expo. Download Here.

Capital Savings - The myth and the reality

Friday, December 18, 2015

By Tamar Katz
System Director, Equipment Planning & Field Operations
Supply Chain Management – Capital Field Operations
Providence Health & Services

Over many years working in capital for several large IDNs I find myself engaging in the conversation around capital savings.  Are they tracked?  If so, what is reported, and what does capital savings actually mean?  At Providence Health & Services we have taken the leap to transition from a world where using the entire annual bucket of budgeted capital dollars does not mean that no savings exist or rather that no value was added to the process.  The full use of these funds often leaves Finance with a sense that there was actually no savings when in truth there is often much saved. read more

From the Desk of Walt Vernon

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

By Walt Vernon

The idea that healthcare codes should be based on science is both popular and intuitively compelling. After all, much of medical practice is moving towards evidence-based medicine – favoring treatments for which evidence indicates provide superior outcomes (see, e.g., http://www.down-syndrome.org/editorials/2032/). And, if the building in which medicine is practiced might either facilitate or impede these treatments, it seems logical we should follow similar processes to determine what kinds of buildings we should build. read more

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