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New HCI Resource Fills Information Voids on Using BIM Data to Improve Healthcare Operational Processes

  by Megan Headley | Sep 07, 2016

The Health Care Institute, in partnership with BIM for Healthcare Owners, has published the first in a new series of white papers addressing the unique challenges facility managers face in applying building information modeling (BIM) technology to healthcare operations and maintenance. The paper, How Healthcare Leaders Are Using Building Information Modeling to Transform Operations & Maintenance, is available for free download.

The white paper is the first in a four part series, A Guide to Applying BIM Data to Healthcare Operations & Maintenance. It incorporates practicable insight from experts at leading health systems—including Carolinas Health System, Mayo Clinic and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center—on how BIM is being used today to boost healthcare operational processes.

“BIM offers great potential for bridging the disconnect that exists today between the healthcare facility planning, design and construction cycles and the operations cycle. However, there is little information available for healthcare facility managers on how to begin the process of putting BIM data to use,” says Mike Wood, Director of Healthcare Market Development for Oldcastle and president of the Health Care Institute. “The Health Care Institute hopes to facilitate conversation, and action, among the professionals exploring ways to use these data-rich tools. By more fully utilizing data that is already available, we can further improve the performance of our medical buildings and, ultimately, the overall patient experience.”
“I’ve been working with owners in healthcare for five years on how to use BIM in the building lifecycle, and what has amazed me has been the lack of information sharing or any form of best practices. Every owner seems to start from scratch,” adds Chuck Mies, senior manager of AEC business development for Autodesk Inc. and a member of the BIM for Healthcare Owners consortium. “My goal with this white paper series is to give owners a starting place for using BIM.”

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