Expanding the use of technology in health care provides significant benefits – but it also requires an infrastructure that adequately protects our hospital employees, our patients, and their families from cyber security threats. Working with hospitals in a cloud environment or internet-enabled devices, for example, can bring risks along with benefits. In this session, John Riggi will discuss the steps that the American Hospital Association is taking to help hospitals ensure reliable and secure access to data. There are many potential entry points for hackers to access health care facilities, and hospitals should prepare for cyber security risks as a key component of business continuity frameworks.
Explain how the American Hospital Association is working to help defend our nation’s hospitals from cyber attacks.
Understand the cyber threat landscape and how you can protect your company or hospital from cyber adversaries.
List examples of ways to help your key stakeholders, including clients, patients, and others mitigate cyber risk.
John Riggi, Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity and Risk Advisory Services, American Hospital Association
NFPA 99 2012 the real how to comply with the current CMS and Deemed Status Agency requirements. A review of application requirements and risk assessment to new and existing facilities and equipment. How to respond to a 900 series K-Tag citation. Updates to the next edition will also be reviewed.
Identify current issues with NFPA 99-2012.
State the basic requirements for new and existing systems.
List recent K-tag issues.
Review the proposed updates to the next edition of NFPA 99.
Not all commissioning agents are equal. Scopes of work and approaches to the process vary widely across the industry, and results can be hit or miss. This makes gaining approval for the added cost of commissioning a challenge. This session will discuss three key factors of commissioning standards, communication with the C-Suite, and fiscal justification to give attendees strategies and tools for showing the value of commissioning.
Explain the benefits and challenges of choosing a commissioning agent.
Identify key components of ASHE Health Care Facility Commissioning Guidelines to incorporate into facility-specific commissioning standards.
Communicate the costs and value of commissioning to the C-suite.
Quantify the impact of commissioning on long-term operating costs.
Jesse Barnum, MS, Building Services Manager, St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center, Meridian, ID
Experiences from multiple health care systems will be shared pertaining to standardized data management from construction to operations and maintenance using BIM. Our team will present case studies on how we used BIM during design, construction and commissioning to collect and manage data necessary for our hospitals to be Joint Commission EOC survey ready on day one and ensure a smooth transition from construction to maintenance. We will also discuss how to define, standardize, sustain and manage “owner-centric” maintenance data.
Identify the benefits of classifying the asset inventory to be compatible with the Environment of Care (EOC) standards of the Joint Commission and with the requirements of NFPA 99.
Define construction project data handover requirements to allow for the data to seamlessly flow into the organization’s CMMS system.
Implement a “slim” version of BIM to significantly simplify the handling of space management drawings, life safety drawings, and utility distribution drawings.
Assess the use of BIM for a new construction project as it relates to owner requirements for operations, maintenance, and regulatory compliance.
Dennis Ford, MHA, SASHE, CHFM, Director, Facilities Operations, Atrium Health
Nick Zauner, Director of Facilities Engineering, Yale University New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
It has been a challenge for many healthcare organizations to keep up with the increasingly stringent ventilation requirements imposed by CMS and accrediting agencies for critical and non-critical spaces within their facilities. Sure, we monitor our ORs, but how do we keep track of what rooms we have and their use (especially when staff continuously convert them to storage spaces) - let alone ensure we are maintaining the proper pressure differentials or humidity to be compliant with Standards such as TJC's EC.02.05.01 EP 15 & EP 16?
Learn how one 6 million s.f. academic health center turned its program around, and receive tools to help you do the same: from creating detailed room inventories with relevant ventilation details, to changing testing frequencies and procedures, utilizing a variety of monitoring systems, implementing a program to support sensitive spaces in offsite locations, and updating policies on ventilation alarm response protocols.
State the Joint Commission requirements regarding room ventilation.
Identify critical and non-critical rooms in a facility.
Assess spaces based on FGI Guidelines.
Evaluate spaces for appropriate preventive maintenance and testing frequencies.