Technology Planning and Forecasting

Our mission is to assess, coordinate, and integrate medical technologies with both your current and future requirements. Facilities demand unique solutions – made complex by the continuum of evolving technologies. Our team of clinicians, engineers and strategic business partners provide unbiased current assessment and forecasting of technologies to make informed, cost effective decisions.

Programming and Pre-schematic Design

Time allows for the addition, movement, and loss of items through the history of a project requiring an inventory in the final phase of the project. Hence, HB & Associates conducts a “scaled down” inventory, or “assessment” of existing equipment in your facility.

An assessment permits HB&Associates to evaluate critical existing technologies during the development of early-stage budgets. The assessment is also a crucial point in the development of Project and Capital Forecasting.

HB & Associates works closely with the programming team to develop a space-by-space list of technologies required to meet the needs of the project. This information is developed from the conceptual Space Program. As the program evolves the list is updated to reflect the current budget based on revisions to the components of the proposed project.

Schematic Design

HB & Associates works closely with the design team to develop a space-by-space list of technologies required to meet the needs of the project. This information is refined from the Space Program and translated to the working drawings. As the drawings evolve, the list is updated to reflect the current budget based on the current departments and spaces in the proposed project.

Design Development

As the project evolves, the technological requirements for your project are tied to the specific room numbers shown on the plans. The requirements will include, but not be limited to: a comprehensive list of medical, laboratory. reprocessing, and other support technologies, room location of all equipment, cost estimates for equipment procurement, funding source, manufacturer’s name and model number (or a representative typical device), accessories, support items, and utility requirements. These requirements will be revised and published at the end of each “major” meeting. The requirements also form the basis for developing the equipment procurement specifications.

Bidding, Construction Support, & Procurement

We will provide specifications for all approved equipment, excluding “sole source” or hospital standard items. Upon approval of the final planning documents, the database will be converted into a Microsoft Excel file and provided to the owner for their record and use to help implement the technology plan. These activities will occur during the Construction Documents and Construction Administration phases.

Documentation and Reports for all phases include but are not limited to:

• Equipment Location – Lists equipment and the spaces in which that specific piece of equipment is located.
• Space-by-Space (or Room-by-Room) Equipment – Lists all spaces/rooms and each piece of equipment allocated to it.
• AEM (Architectural, Electrical & Mechanical data)
• Excel spreadsheets (for budgeting and other data exports)
• Executive Summary Reports
• Cutsheets
• “Tracking” reports detailing changes from each published document.

ALL reports are customizable, based on selected report options, and can include empty spaces (rooms), departments, item cost (inclusive of your discount level), and AEM data.

Each report includes a purchase and installation responsibility codes (i.e. which party is responsible for purchasing and/or installation), and reused as existing. Funding codes identify any and all funding sources. These same reports identify Bid Package by type or Vendor assignment to expedite and maximize procurement efforts. They further include secondary power requirements, emergency power requirements, blocking, rough-in requirements, and more.

All documentation can be emailed, posted to an FTP site, printed, or recorded on CD.