Monday, June 3 l 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

National Ballroom B

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

With the constant innovation of artificial intelligence (AI), the question of many organizations is what impact this technology can have on their facilities. Through the use of AI-driven predictive maintenance, healthcare facilities have the potential for performance optimization, cost reduction, and overall facility management elevation. By combining AI’s analytical capabilities with real-time data, this technological development can mean enhanced accuracy, autonomy, and adaptability for your facilities.

Join industry thought leaders as they break down AI’s role in facilities from their experience, as well as its potential implications in your own. Break down Predictive Maintenance, future technological trends, efficient administrative workflows, and overall efficient facilities management in this innovative session.

Learning Objectives:

1. Analyze the potential benefits of AI-driven Predictive Maintenance (PdM) for your facility.

2. Explain the role of technology within your facility.

3. Define areas of potential growth in your facility that could be bolstered by AI’s analytical capabilities.

4. Evaluate the ethical considerations of AI in your organization.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

To ensure the well-being of everyone involved, it is crucial to prioritize the prevention and control of infection in healthcare delivery. For facilities professionals, their role operates as the fundamental cornerstone of infection prevention by providing patients, visitors, and hospital staff with a safe environment. Facilities play a critical role in infection control by mitigating risk while simultaneously providing a pleasant experience.

In this session, learn the often-unnoticed role of facilities in infection prevention and control, and understand the areas of opportunity for enhancements to be made, leading to a safer and more enjoyable environment for all.

Learning Objectives:

1. Outline the role of facilities professionals in infection prevention.

2. Explain the work that goes into infection control before any construction begins.

3. Evaluate patient flow throughout your facility and identify areas for improvement.

4. List areas of opportunity in infection control and prevention in your organization.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

After a hospital undergoes a merger or acquisition, standardization in hospital plant operations often becomes a crucial consideration. From reducing cost and improving quality to overall challenges and considerations, the impact of mergers and acquisitions on facilities requires a focus on standardization in order to continue running operations effectively.

Join industry thought leaders as they discuss the practical importance of merger or acquisition challenges. Learn how this could impact your facility and understand the necessity of creating a plan of response.

Learning Objectives:

1. Draw an actionable plan for future mergers or acquisitions to illustrate a plan of response.

2. Express the importance of standardization in order to accurately ensure the compliance of your facility.

3. Evaluate the timeline involved in implementing operational changes through facility standardization.

4. Define success in facility standardization and what fully optimized operations look like in your facility.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Upgrading technology in older hospitals is crucial to enhance patient care, improve efficiency, and keep up with modern healthcare demands. Without these technological advancements, facilities rely on legacy CMMS solutions that handle basic work order management but lack integration and robust features. By adopting an integrated system of technology, facility management can become streamlined and operate without the burden of obsolescence.

In this session, hear from thought leaders prioritizing cost-effective technology, integrating legacy equipment, and adopting smart hospital solutions essential to upgrading older healthcare facilities.

Learning Objectives:

1. Outline the costs involved with neglected maintenance and aging hospital system upgrades.

2. Analyze operational shortcomings faced by outdated technology in older facilities.

3. Identify specific instances in which older technologies have impacted patient care.

4. Compare recent technological developments and capabilities against the capabilities of older technologies in your facility.