Facilities Planning and Activation

Superior Solutions To Healthcare’s Complex Challenges

The growing complexity of healthcare technology solutions available today demands a new approach towards integrating that infrastructure into the healthcare facilities of tomorrow. The extent to which convergence can be achieved between these disparate solutions is key in delivering quality health care in a new facility. MMY’s Facilities Planning and Activation professionals draw upon their expertise with planning and implementing critical IT infrastructure beginning at facility design and working through the construction and activation phases of a project.

Dave Gardea leads the Facilities Planning & Activation practice with extensive experience in IS leadership. He has held technical and consulting positions within the healthcare, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries. He specializes in the activation of new hospital information technology infrastructure and coordination with building construction and technology vendors, while balancing strategic and operational directions of healthcare systems.

Expertise includes:

Program Leadership

  • Detailed project definition and planning
  • Active engagement of key stakeholders
  • Creation of project organizational structure and steering committees
  • Monitoring of project risks to ensure successful completion of the new facility
  • Collaboration with hospital leadership to ensure alignment with project priorities
  • Coordination of IT initiatives with construction project management

Resource and Communications Management

  • Identification of emerging technologies which could positively impact patient care
  • Performance improvement assessment
  • Engagement of nursing leadership in technology innovation
  • Alert and alarm integration and optimization
  • Coordination of vendor solutions go-live support and training
  • Post-implementation support and remediation

Technology Selection and Procurement

  • Analysis of technology options and alignment with organizational priorities
  • Vendor assessment and proposal management
  • Review of patient care systems for interoperability
  • Mobile communications planning and integration
  • Nurse call systems project management
  • Real-time location systems (RTLS) integration
  • Wireless network project management
  • Distributed antenna system (DAS) project management