Clinically Integrated Facilities Track

As healthcare priorities and patient needs continue to evolve rapidly, there is increasing pressure to ensure existing healthcare infrastructure can meet these new priorities and needs. Developing clinically integrated facilities can be key to meeting clinician and patient needs. In this track, we will explore how to future-proof facilities, navigate space planning amid shifting factors, and strategies to plan for increased connectivity in hospital facilities.

Changing Needs & Repurposing Space

Monday, February 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Driven by the need for flexible clinical spaces, the rise of outpatient care, and the emphasis on future-proofing facilities, space planning has become more critical and difficult than ever before. How should hospital leaders plan for and manage these shifting factors? Hear from a panel of healthcare leaders as they share considerations for designing clinical spaces post-pandemic, strategies for realigning infrastructure to meet shifting patient care demands, and tactics for quickly adapting infrastructure when emergency plans are activated.

Building Facilities for the Future

Monday, February 21, 2022 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In the United States, the average age of plant for healthcare facilities is currently 10.6 years. Patient care has rapidly evolved over the last decade and that trend is only expected to accelerate. For hospital leaders, ensuring facilities can adapt to disruptive innovations and exceed future patient care needs can be incredibly challenging. Join a panel of Industry Innovation Leaders as they discuss innovations on the horizon as well as strategies to plan for technologies and needs not yet fully realized. They will also share considerations for designing clinically integrated facilities and ensuring all relevant stakeholders are included in the planning process.

Planning for Connected Medical Devices

Monday, February 21, 2022 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

According to some estimates, within the next 10 years, more than 50 billion connected medical devices could be in use globally. For facility leaders, planning for increased connectivity goes beyond budgeting and purchasing the appropriate capital equipment. Other considerations include ensuring the appropriate stakeholders are involved and confirming each capital equipment purchase can be integrated with existing equipment. Join a panel of clinical engineers as they discuss how to plan for the widespread use of connected medical devices in your facilities, share approaches to gain buy-in from key stakeholders, and outline practical strategies to ensure connectivity between capital equipment.