Boardroom Sessions: Impacting your Employee Assistance Fund

This year you have the opportunity to give back to your Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) by participating at the ACE Summit. Providers can have the $200 donation made to their EAF by completing all three functions below at the 2021 ACE Summit Virtual Experience.  

  1. Participate in the Virtual Reverse Expo OR 1:1 Meetings
  2. Attend ONE Boardroom Session
  3. Visit FIVE booths during the PDC Showcase

Boardroom Sessions are in-depth educational forums offering opportunities for discussion and learnings related to current issues impacting the healthcare facilities and capital equipment management.  Led by industry leaders, these invitation-only sessions are designed to be interactive and provide access to experts from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Open to Providers and PDC attendees. 

To register for one of the Boardroom Sessions below, click the register button or email Trey Beuttel your selection. 

2021 Boardroom Session Hosts

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Live Virtual Tour of the Draeger Design Center – Review of Solutions in the Critical Care Environment

Join us on this Live Video Broadcast from the Draeger Design Center in the Philadelphia area, to explore new architectural system solution in critical care.  We will discuss the benefits and advantages of key systems in the ICU / NICU / OR / LTAC and the integration of these systems into clinical practice.  The tour will be conducted by Merouane Djerbal, Director of Marketing for Architectural Systems and Critical Care. 

This is a CE-accredited session. Click here to view the full abstract.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET​​​​​​

What happens the day after open house?  How to manage clinical reality at the front end of design

This presentation will discuss the difference between “managing” clinical environments and the point of care as they relate to technology as opposed to just “dealing” with this space. 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. Many clinicians who began the design process may not be in the same position, or even be working there, when the commissioned project is complete.

Perception drives reality in a Post Covid-19 world.  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.  You will learn how managing a clinical environment will support re-building trust in healthcare delivery and allow for a “TRUE” Terminal clean after discharging a patient.

Especially in a Post COVID-19 world, 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 in order to more safely and rapidly respond to unforeseen surge populations. We will demonstrate how to reduce both construction costs and long-term maintenance and operating expenses for medical gas and infection control devices and technology.

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.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

“Comfort Heals®”, presented by La-Z-Boy® Healthcare I KNÚ Comfort™

We will be covering the following topics surrounding Furniture in the Hospital Patient Room and Public Area settings:

  • Live Interactive Webinar showcasing Furniture Designed Specifically for the Patient Room Area
  • Infection Control Prevention- How we Design & Engineer Product for Ease of Cleaning in a Post Pandemic World
  • Live Interactive Webinar showcasing Public Area Seating & Staff Lounge and Resting/Wellness Room Products
  • Explain Why Comfort is so Important in Healthcare, and why comfort is not just about how furniture feels & sits 

We will explain how Comfort can help not only Patients, but Caregivers, Doctors, Hospital Administration, Construction, and Architecture and Design Firms.

Monday, March 1, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Intro to Value-Based Contracting

Join us as we provide a primer on value-based contracting, a growing approach toward structuring measurable agreements between healthcare providers and those suppliers willing to tie guarantees and financial incentives to the promised performance of their solution. We’ll also share how Premier determines readiness for this advanced level of engagement and accountability.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what VBC is.
  2. Learn why suppliers are offering and why our members need VBC.
  3. Learn how Premier conducts “readiness assessments” to ensure accountability and engagement.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Oakworks Medical: Listening & Learning From You

Oakworks Medical is a US manufacturer of Imaging Tables for C-Arms and Ultrasound and Specialty Exam Room Tables. During this Focus Group, attendees will provide their input on Oakworks Medical products and go to market strategy. This includes Marketing, Sales, and Service channels as well as Green Initiatives, GPO contracting, and Warranty. In addition, the attendees will have the opportunity to make suggestions for product enhancements, competitive strategies, and new market direction.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Storage, Shelving & Cart Solutions & More for the HealthCare Market

Storage Systems Unlimited is your One-Stop Shop, providing all storage-related products including carts, shelving, cabinets, bins, panels, and more for every department with a choice from multiple manufacturers. With this focus group, the attendees will have an opportunity to:

1. Provide input on how material handling products are purchased.
2. Review Planning, Designing and Implementation issues.
3. Turn-key set-up of departmental needs.
4 Service.
5 Construction vs Single order purchases. 
6. Diversity spending.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Infrastructure Capital Renewal – It’s All About RISK!

The financial challenges in the health care industry, the complexity of health care facilities and systems, and the inevitable financial and physical depreciation of those systems over time presents a continual challenge to hospital leadership. Infrastructure asset depreciation
increases RISK to the organization as measured financially with unplanned repair and
replacement, and clinically through degradation of the environment of care. This situation will be made even more difficult given the financial impacts of COVID-19. How much should you be spending to maintain your facility and mitigate RISK? Join this session to learn more.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Agree that the facility leadership team has the responsibility to identify capital requirements and teach the C-Suite about the RISK of Inaction. 
2. Describe and define ongoing capital needs, and own the tough role of communicating RISK, with credibility, to the C-Suite.
3. Provide and review a specific task list that can be used to assess the maturity of a Health System and determine how to engage. 
4. Provide a real-world example of how a com
prehensive asset management framework links operational spend to capital needs.