Facility managers looking for a starting point for applying building information modeling (BIM) technology to healthcare operations and maintenance can reference two white papers. The Health Care Institute, in partnership with BIM for Healthcare Owners, has published First Steps to Successful Deployment of BIM for Healthcare Operations-A Guide to Applying BIM Data to Healthcare Operations & Maintenance.
The first paper, How Healthcare Leaders Are Using BIM to Transform Operations & Maintenance, is also available. 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 can be used to boost healthcare operational processes.
“Healthcare facility managers know that BIM offers great potential for improving the transition from design and construction and transforming operations processes. However, many FMs have been challenged in determining how to begin the process of leveraging the massive amounts of data provided by design and construction teams,” says Mike Wood, president of the Health Care Institute and director of Healthcare Market Development for Oldcastle. “With this white paper, the Health Care Institute hopes to provide tools these professionals can put to use to improve their processes, in keeping with our mission to enhance the skills of healthcare facility management professionals and further the profession.”