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.

Building Facilities for the Future 

Moderator: Brent Petty

Panelists: Isaac Larson & Spencer Seals

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how well-designed facilities can positively impact the outcomes of many different patient populations.
  2. Determine where facilities need to be flexible, and how to design that flexibility into healthcare spaces.
  3. Identify future innovations and technologies that impact how healthcare spaces are designed and operated.
  4. Outline the importance of engaging with stakeholders to better understand the planning process and embrace its benefits.

Planning for Connected Medical Devices 

Moderator: Brent Petty

Panelist: Samantha Jacques

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the considerations that should be used when evaluating new technology.
  2. Evaluate if today’s facilities should be designed with an overarching vision for the implementation of future technologies.
  3. Discuss best practices for establishing and maintaining stakeholder alignments for the duration of a project.
  4. Learn when to remove old technology and strategies to ensure connectivity with its replacement.

OR Renovation Challenges 

Moderator: Michael Gerhardt

Panelists: Ryan Bradley, John Mohan, & Robert Sanz

Gain an understanding of the complexities and challenges involved in a phased renovation that included bringing 30 ORs online with the most advanced technology all while maintaining current workflow.  Panelists from Inova Health Systems, Wilmot Sanz Architects, and SM&W will walk attendees through a recent project case study. In 2017, Inova Fairfax embarked on an ambitious plan to renovate their existing Surgery Platform.  The project consisted of the phased renovation of 28 operations rooms, 2 Cystoscopy rooms which included a satellite pharmacy, equipment storage, support/space rooms, sterile core, and scrub section. At the core of this project was a strict focus on defining project goals to improve deficiencies from decades of incremental growth, maintaining original design goals and concepts throughout the phased implementation, all while addressing the dynamic and changing environment of surgical services and healthcare technology.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the complexity involved in a phased renovation and the players involved in the project that kept it on track and on budget.  
  2. Identify key innovations used such as modular OR stainless-steel wall paneling, pre-engineered OR ceiling systems, OR audiovisual integration systems, hybrid OR imaging modalities, robotics-ready design.
  3. Differentiate Executive level approval for the equipment schedule, and account stakeholder input.
  4. Outline needs for unique roles required on a team during a complex phased renovation project.