IHF 38th World Hospital Congress, Oslo, Norway
Impact of IT Technology in Health Care Architecture
From Construction Drawings to a
Hospital Facility Management Tool
Move Consultants AG
Dr. Andreas Meister
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A. Activities and Competences Move Consultants, Switzerland
B. Real Estates as Strategic Resources for Hospitals
C. Importance of Data and Data Management
D. New Generation of IT Solutions in Real Estate
E. View Insight – Practical Case
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Core Competences, Positioning and Focus.
As a data general contractor, Move Consultants realizes turnkey and
benchmark compliant area management systems for customers with
medium and large real estate assets based on acknowledged standards for the
visualization of area evaluations and real estate data. Far reaching
standardization, newest technologies as well as scale effects in the
creation/processing of considerable area quantities contribute fundamentally to
cost-efficient solutions. Move Consultants accompanies the customer through
the implementation process and realization of area management projects.
As a consulting firm, Move Consultants PLC is dealing with the complete life
cycle of buildings and assets. We support real estate owners, users, investors
and planners on the strategic and operative level by optimizing the
operational business and the utilization of their real estates. The key
activity does mainly comprise the conception and realization of area
An improvement of the real estate performance implies a holistic process.
Move Consultant’s advisory approach focusses on the profitability exigencies
stipulated by the ownership as well as the customers/users requirements and
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Challenge Real Estate Management in Hospitals
The main target in real estate management is not to run and
maintain lots of buildings at minimal cost, but, to support the
core business through these strategic resources in an optimal
and competitive way on a long term basis.
But, can these resources be managed in a strategic
way, and, how do they provide the necessary
management information for the different decision
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Real Estate Management for Hospitals.
Hospitals: real estate as essential key factor for successful health business
operational resources to ensure the hospital business
strategic resources to keep and improve the competitiveness of the hospital core
tailor made real estates need to fulfill specific business requirements
hospitals: in general high average age of building conglomerates, that do only
insufficiently meet the actual requirements
health business demands flexible infrastructure resources to changing needs
real estates as strategic resources have to be flexible and manageable to changing
and new business requirements
building time line as essential challenge
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Life Cycle Management for Successful Hospital Buildings.
Initial design and construction phase
needs as main target to create optimum conditions for flexible hospital buildings being
able to respond to future and actually unknown needs (without any critical extra
the best practice prove for successful hospital buildings can only be given during the
long lasting operating phase.
Operating phase of hospitals: key factors for buildings
efficient and effective support - as far as possible – of all processes of the hospital
core business during the whole building life cycle.
anticipation of changing requirements with minimum of construction, time and costs.
data to make the real state operational and strategically manageable.
data management solution to make the real estate resources transparent and
manageable for involved stakeholders.
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Importance of Data and Data Management.
Data ownership: key issue
as essential strategic competence for successful and professional real estate owners
management information as key issue for optimal real estate resources management
at the benefit of all stakeholders and mainly the decision makers
evident for successful outsourcing solutions
Data management and information system: important aspects
easy to be used and understood for non real estate experts (almost self explaining)
access to common and shared data for all different user categories
specific user categories for the different stakeholder roles
usable on different IT platforms such as PC, Mac, IPads, IPhones, etc.
accessible everywhere and at any time
cloud solution: runs on the Web (Browser, APPs) without any additional software
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Data Management: Additional Value due to Innovative
Initial situation real estate:
lots of hospitals have a lack of important strategic data and/or depend often on there
outsourcing-suppliers who are better documented (at least with operational
actual real estate and facility management solutions only support the operation of
buildings and technical and medical installations and equipment.
IT solutions dedicated to specialists and not offering a general view for managing
lots of IT solutions are coming to the end of life and need to be replaced.
Paradigm shift with innovative IT technologies:
modern IT technologies create new business needs which can not be complied with
real estate management information can be handled by non experts ( getting a
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Characteristic of New Generation Real Estate IT.
Example - VisiMove solution:
latest online technology
web based html5 solution running with all typical browsers and IT platforms without
any plugins (mobile use at any time).
cloud solution – software as a service (SaaS).
using standard data base and graphic formats.
using WebGL (web graphic language) for powerful 2-D and 3-D graphics.
using QR codes for easy and fast data access.
high investment protection.
easy to be used.
supporting business processes through, amongst others, email-, protocol- or taskfunctions.
web based CAD abilities: creation and modifiability of CAD drawings (incl. variants
and export function).
alphanumerical and graphical evaluations.
historiography of all data and situations.
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MIS Real Estate: Look and Feel
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MIS Real Estate: Easy Access and Evaluation on All
Levels of Information.
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MIS Real Estate: Operational Asset and Task Management
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Summary and Outlook.
Infrastructures as strategic and costly resources will more and more become a key issue
in successful hospital management.
Varying demand of the hospital core business demands high flexibility from the exisiting
Hospital buildings are very specific and complex to be managed.
Successful real estate management depends on.
Modern IT technology offers promising opportunities, that almost all stakeholders can
integrate the real estate perspectives in their business and strategic processes without
depending on specialists.
The business will see enormous changes through upcoming innovative cloud technology.
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Thank you very much for your attention.
Move Consultants AG
Move Consultants AG
St. Jakobs-Strasse 54
CH - 4002 Basel
CH - 3000 Bern
T +41 61 377 95 00 T +41 61 377 95 00
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