What is Facility Optimization?
Facility managers in the healthcare sector are tasked with a myriad of constraints—from ageing infrastructure to staying compliant amidst constant changes to health and safety regulations to shrinking budgets. Therefore it is critical to know how every building, physical asset and system in your care is performing as well as where there are opportunities for facility optimization.
Now more than ever, patients have become more like consumers, and medical purchasing power has shifted from providers and insurers to the individual. This change has created a unique marketplace for healthcare services, which places a heightened emphasis on patient care as well as the physical environment's role in patient perception of the quality of care offered.
The face of healthcare facilities has shifted massively in the 21st century - with even greater changes happening in recent years. Major trends are transforming how healthcare organizations deliver patient care and manage facilities. And as the healthcare industry shifts toward value-based population health, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continue to accelerate, creating mega-sized, nontraditional health systems. Meanwhile, the industry continues to grapple with rigid compliance regulation and increasing costs.
As a disruptor in the field of capital planning, facilities management, and the built environment, we know the value of staying on top of developing issues. Here we discuss the top 3 trends impacting healthcare facilities management now:
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We know that providing students with a learning environment that enables them to maximize their potential is at the heart of you do. The challenges for higher education facilities are mounting. College and university buildings are on average 42 years old and at a troubling D+ for infrastructure, according to America’s Infrastructure Report Card, deferred maintenance and dollars for capital renewals are growing larger everyday. So what can facilities leaders do?
After a great weekend in DC at this year's APPA conference, we're excited and inspired by the dedication and achievements of so many leaders in the educational facilities arena. Here we discuss the most interesting takeaways from the event.
Last week, our leadership team were welcomed to the National Association of College and University Business Officers Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California. The NACUBO Annual Meeting is the education industry’s largest and best attended event for college and university business officers and provided a great opportunity for the Intellis team to share ideas with higher education leaders.
At Intellis, we keep a keen eye on the technological developments that are shaping the future of the Facilities Management Industry. It is our mission to harness the latest tech advancements with our mobile enterprise solutions, such as FOUNDATION, so that we can provide our clients with the best software solutions that will ensure healthy building and infrastructure operations while also reducing costs, improving productivity and boosting sustainability. Here are the top trends that we think will transform in the Facilities Management Industry.