February 18, 2014

Would you like to participate in a forum providing an opportunity to discuss issues related to developing the next generation of healthcare design professionals and leaders? Perhaps you would like to know how to set up an IPD project without an IPD contract, to save time and money. Or, have you wondered if functional performance evaluations are really worth the investment?

Join HKS healthcare leaders as they explore these topics at the 2014 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction.

The PDC Summit, which will be held March 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., is sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA).  Now in its 27th year, the Summit is a dynamic industry event that unites senior leaders involved in healthcare planning, design and construction to address challenges and innovations on the horizon.

AIA/AAH Sunrise Forum – “The Next Generation of Design and Engineering Professionals”
Forum leader:  Tatiana Guimaraes, associate, HKS, Inc.
Date and time: March 17, 7:00 – 7:50 a.m.
What you will learn:  This forum is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss topics pertinent to young and emerging healthcare professionals. Architects, engineers, facility staff, consultants and contractors will discuss the next generation of the healthcare design and engineering profession including issues related to developing emerging design/engineering professionals and opportunities for future leadership within the healthcare design profession.

“The Courtship of Neuroscience and Design: An Emerging Domain for Health Care Design Evidence”
Presenters:  Upali Nanda, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, EDAC, vice president and director of research, HKS, Inc.,  and Debajyoti Pati, Ph.D., FIIA, IDEC, LEED AP, Rockwell Professor, Texas Tech University
Date and time:  March 18, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
What you will learn:  Healthcare design relies on emotional and psychological response to one's surroundings. The presentation will address neuroscience developments and how designers can use these findings to increase the safety and effectiveness of care delivery. The session also will enable attendees to examine developments in neuroscience theories and technology as they apply to healthcare design; explore potential means of developing performance metrics using neuroscience studies; identify implications for the healthcare design practice; and analyze future implications for Affordable Care Act-era design.

“Smarter, Faster, Better and Without an IPD Contract: IPD Successes at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center”
Presenters: John Niziolek, AIA, LEED AP, associate principal and senior vice president, HKS, Inc.; Steve Eiss, senior project manager, Banner Health; Hamilton Espinosa, CHC, LEED AP, healthcare core market leader, DPR Construction; and Nolan Rome, PE, LEED AP, associate principal, CCRD Partners
Date and time:  March 19, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
What you will learn:  When Banner MD Anderson decided to expand their cancer center, they sought to take advantage of the successes other organizations had achieved using an integrated project approach. However, they did not want to use a formal IPD contract. The integrated processes that the team followed realized savings in cost and time over the phase one project. This session will enable attendees to set up an IPD project without an IPD contract; develop a project charter and mission statement to work in a collaborative process;  incorporate lean strategies to maximize project efficiencies; and work collaboratively in one model.

 “Evaluating the Evaluation Process: What Is the Cost? What Is the Value?”
Presenters: Jennie Evans, R.N., BS, LEED AP, EDAC, Lean Six Sigma CE, associate principal and senior vice president; Tom Harvey, AIA, MPH, FACHA, LEED AP, principal and senior vice president; Upali Nanda, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, EDAC, vice president and director of research; and Kate Renner, LEED AP, BD+C, designer and planner, HKS, Inc. 
Date and time:  March 19, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
What you will learn: The gap between conducting functional performance evaluations (FPEs) and integrating the findings into design and operation begs the question, are FPEs worth the investment? To address this concern, this session will weigh the cost against the value of conducting FPEs. Use of Lean principles to reduce cost, and use of communication and dissemination strategies to increase value to firm, facility and industry, will be discussed.  This session also will enable attendees to assess the cost of conducting FPEs and identify strategies to reduce this cost; discover Lean approaches to streamlining standard FPEs; include discussion of the value of FPEs and how they can be maximized by simple and strategic communication and open sharing of information; and identify opportunities to use FPEs as benchmarking data to inform design and the healthcare practice. 

Click on the following link for the full conference schedule and to register. http://www.ashe.org/PDC/index.html#.UvTfj_PnbIU

HKS is ranked among the top healthcare architectural firms in the world by Modern Healthcare and BD World Architecture. Operating from 27 offices worldwide, HKS focuses on innovative healthcare design, process and delivery. The firm’s award-winning healthcare architecture includes 2,000 unique projects representing 80,000 beds and 184 million square feet. HKS projects have garnered numerous awards and coverage in worldwide publications. The firm’s healthcare specialists are highly respected international speakers.

 For more information, contact Sherri Smith at ssmith1@hksinc.com

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