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 "Healthcare Facilities and the Technology Highway"

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09:00-14:00 The Great CHES Golf Game (Bus time to be determined)

mazenkowski 3Facility Tour - Kaye Edmonton Clinic and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, University of Alberta Hospital 

The Kaye Edmonton Clinic provides coordinated diagnostic and specialist ambulatory services to patients and their families in a fully integrated facility. Patients benefit from seamless, outpatient clinical care and streamlined access to specialized services and specialists. Ambulatory services are brought together under one roof, including surgical, medical, family and seniors’ clinics, diagnostic imaging, orthopedic and neurosciences clinics and the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry and the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. It’s also the future home to the Northern Alberta Urology Centre, the C.J. Woods Prostate Health Clinic, Northern Alberta Renal Program, transplants and adult mental health clinics. When patients come in to see their physician, they can schedule appointments to see a social worker, dietitian or other members of their care team on the same day in the same building. When fully operational, nearly one million patients a year will benefit from the Kaye Edmonton Clinic’s integrated network of care.

The Kaye Edmonton Clinic is an 8 story 118,000 square meter facility, designed and awarded as LEED Silver.

The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute is a world-class program within the University of Alberta Hospital. The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute has become one of Canada’s leading heart centers in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. It offers comprehensive cardiac surgery, cardiology services and patient education. The Mazankowski is the nucleus for highly skilled cardiac care professionals, researchers and educators. It is also the training ground for the cardiac leaders of tomorrow. Adult and pediatric patients from Alberta as well as western and northern Canada benefit from the highest level of patient-centered care, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology.

The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute also strongly supports cardiovascular research. It provides a shared environment for patient care and research through The Alberta Cardiovascular and Stroke Research Centre (ABACUS), one of the many research elements in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. By bringing clinicians and researchers together in a shared environment, they are better able to integrate new knowledge and emerging treatments to advance patient care. The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute includes an indoor healing garden, and a state-of-the-art interactive 100-seat digital classroom with two 4K digital projectors offering real-time consultation with the global cardiac community.

The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute resides on 5 floors of a 8 story expansion of the Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, including Canada’s busiest heliport. The Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre also includes the remainder of the University of Alberta Hospital, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Provincial Laboratory, and the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute expansion was designed and awarded as LEED Silver.

18:30-21:00 Opening Reception Sponsored by Class 1 Inc.
  Art Gallery of Alberta
07:00-08:30 Breakfast
08:30-08:45 Opening Ceremonies
08:45-09:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Sponsored by Honeywell
Don Winn

Don Winn

Don Winn is an MIT Sloan Fellow and organizational coach who works with national and international senior leaders to create high-performance cultures and transformational change.

Over the last 25 years, Don has had direct accountability for organizational transformations valued at in excess of $30B and functioned as an external advisor for other transformations valued at more than $250B.  In healthcare, Don has worked with senior leaders across five provinces at clinical, administrative, executive and government levels.

His field experience is complimented with research on high performance teams, senior leadership and creating sustainable results during turbulent times.

09:30-10:30 PLENARY SESSION - TRACK 1Sponsored by MCW
Track 1: The Convergence of Technology and Facilities: Implications for our Health
  Penny Rae, Chief Infromation Officer, Information Technology, Alberta Health Services, Calgary AB
  As technology advances, what we perceive as “health care facilities” will change.  From the traditional hospital view to care in the community, the pace of change in health care delivery in the coming years will be staggering.  This talk will explore how technology will impact the design of traditional facilities, as well as implications to the healthcare engineering workforce as patients take health care monitoring devices into their homes.  Join us to take a look into the future of technology and how it will shape your future and your health!
10:30-11:00 Break in the Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Thomson Power Systems
11:00-12:00 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 2A & 2B
Track 2A: Using Automatic Guided Vehicles for Hospital Cart Transportation
  Garry Koff, BSEE, MBA, President, Savant Automation, Inc. [AGVS], Grand rapids, MI, USA
  As hospitals strive to become more efficient, they are turning to Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to provide major cost savings in labor, energy, and process inefficiencies while dramatically improving safety.  These systems move hundreds of hospital carts a day between all major areas of a hospital insuring timely delivery of meals, linens and supplies.  This technology has rapidly evolved to do more, become easier to deploy, to require less maintenance and to become easier to justify for all size customers.  It is used in existing and new construction projects.  This presentation provides a basic understand of how these systems work, how to properly apply them, and reviews the facility planning needs for an automatic hospital cart delivery system.
Track 2B: It's More Than a Call Bell System: It's a Patient Contact and Communication System
  Craig B. Doerksen, CEM, CFM, MFM, P. Eng, Divisional Director, Facility Management, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB 
  Today’s nurse call systems have advanced beyond that of the old “call bell” systems which were designed to just summon the nurse.  With today’s multi skilled care teams, communication cannot be  just between patient and nurse, but must bring in all of the care and support team members.  Today’s systems have evolved and elevated to provide call prioritization, workflow management and system integrations.  With HL7 integration to ATD, EMR and EPR systems drawing in patient information and SIP and other communication protocol integrations systems put clinical and support staff into a whole new realm.  Understanding, specifying and delivering on these patient contact and communication systems goes beyond specifications, bids and installation.  Take a brief walk through the needs assessment, EOI and RFP and selection process to system implementation planning.
12:00-13:00 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 3A & 3B
Track 3A: A Safer & More Reliable Electrical Distribution for Hospitals
  Ajit Bapat, P. Eng, Senior IEEE Member, Former Central Canada Council Chair Reg. 7, I-Gard Consultant, I-Gard Corporation, Mississauga, ON
Sergio Panetta, P. Eng, Senior IEEE Member, Vice-President, Engineering, I-Gard Corporation, Mississauga, ON
  According to the authors of Industrial Power Systems Grounding Design Book, over 95% of all electrical outages are caused by ground faults.  Whether in their main electrical distribution or for application on their emergency generators, hospitals are choosing high-resistance grounding.  While high-resistance grounding was initially applied to only process industries as diverse as food processing, mining, and petrochemical, it is being increasingly applied to hospitals to enhance the reliability of uptime of power distribution.

The intent of this session is to illustrate the benefits of HRG and how to create a safer and more reliable distribution system.  The benefits identify how to avoid unscheduled power interruption, drastically reducing arc flash incidents, mitigating multiple ground faults by selectively tripping les prioritized feeders, and locating ground faults without de-energizing the power system.  The various methods of applying HRG will be explored.  Low Resistance Grounding and Hybrid Grounding methods will be assessed as well.

 Track 3B: Superconvergence and the Future of Healthcare Facilities
  Benjie Nycum, BEDS, M. Arch, NSAA, AANB, PMP, CEO, William Nycum & Associates Ltd., Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University - Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Halifax, NS
  Technology-driven disruption is coming to healthcare.  For industries like music, transportation and education, disruption has been good for consumers, but for providers it has created a new landscape. So far, disruption has been slow and incremental for healthcare because there is so much liability and risk, but these will eventually be overcome. The key driver will be the superconvergence of technologies (electronic records; the genome; crowdsourcing; digital and quantum technologies; big data) along with diminished financial and human resources.   This presentation explores superconvergence and disruption from a healthcare facility planner’s perspective and aims to position attendees to embrace the disruption caused by superconvergence.
 13:00-14:00  Lunch in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Klenzoid Canada Inc.
 13:00-15:00  Exhibit Hall Open
 15:00-16:00  2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 4A & 4B
Track 4A: Using Web Based Technology to Monitor, Control & Reduce Utility Costs
  Harry Vandermeer, P. Eng, CEM, Provincial Director, COE - FME & Energy, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB
  This session will share learnings from the utilization of various web based technologies utilized at Alberta Health Services to monitor, control, and reduce utility consumption and costs. Each web based technology utilized by Alberta Health Services for the sole purpose of controlling, managing and reducing utility consumption and costs will be presented along with implementation costs, savings and paybacks and lessons learned.
Track 4B:  Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Department and Psychiatric Emergency Services
  Bruce Raber, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, SAA, MAA, OAA, NSAA, AAA, NWTAA, AIA Associate, LEED AP, EDAC, VP Sector Leader for Health & Wellness, Stantec, Vancouver, BC
Ray Pradinuk, Architect AIBC, LEED AP, Principal, Stantec, Vancouver, BC 
  A case study that demonstrates innovation in the creation of a healthy hospital environment for patients and staff; and a level of daylighting unparalleled in a large Emergency Department in a modern hospital. The design goals, objectives, and sustainability strategies were to achieve a LEED Gold solution around the four values of Timely, Respectful, Quality of Care, and A Place People Would Want to Come to Work.
 16:00-17:00 "Happy Hour" in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Trane
 18:00-19:00 President's Reception - Sponsored by Tremco
 19:00-23:00 Gala Banquet - Sponsored by Johnson Controls
  Banquet Entertainment  -  Sponsored by Chem Aqua
 07:00-08:30 Breakfast
 08:30-09:30 PLENARY SESSION - TRACK 5 
TRACK 5: Surgical Fires: Prevention, Suppression, and Response
  Charles Cowles, MD, MBA, Asst. Professor and Chief Perioperative Safety Officer, University of Texas MD Cancer Center, Houston, TX
David Hood,  BS, President, Russell Phillips and Associates, Fairport, NY
  This session will explore successes and failures in implementing effective life and fire safety procedures in the operating room (OR) suite. Discussion will include how to address the unique patient acuity, staffing patterns, and evacuation procedures critical to this environment as well as fire prevention, suppression, and evacuation programs.  The session will provide a unique perspective for how to engage physicians and other key team members from the perspective of a staff anesthesiologist.
 09:30-10:15 CHES National Annual General Meeting
 10:15-10:45 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall 
10:15-10:45 CHES Alberta Chapter AGM
Exhibit Hall Open
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall / Draw Prizes 
- Sponsored by Thermogenics
 13:15-14:15 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 6A & 6B 
 TRACK 6A: 2013 Alberta Floods: Impact on AHS Facilities in the Calgary Zone
  Craig Schultz, CET, Zone Director, Capital Management Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB 
Doug McKay, Director Capital Management Rural Sites, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
  In June 2013, heavy rainfall over Calgary and in the mountains west of Calgary caused unprecedented flooding from multiple water sheds.  The heavy rain over the mountains melted heavy snow pack and melted it virtually overnight.  Rivers breached their banks and flooded many communities including Calgray, High Rver, Canmore and others.  The extreme weather events led to the most costly natural disaster to ever occur in Canada.  This case study presentation will explain:
  • Extent of the natural catastrophe
  • Communications during the disaster
  • Command centres - local and provincial
  • The Town of Canmore was completely inaccessible by road
  • Evacuations and how they were accomplished
  • Remediation of damaged facilities
  • Lessons learned
  • Mitigation to reduce the impact in the event of a repeat occurance
 TRACK 6B: Planning Technology to Compliment Clinical Workflow
  Michael Brown, Regional Practice Leader, Smith Seckman Reid Inc., Nashville, TN
  Technology is integrated into every aspect of our Healthcare delivery model. All too often, newly implemented technology solutions do not coincide with existing clinical processes and creates issues with caregivers. The appropriate planning, design, implementation, coordination, and training are critical to successfully integrating Technology with Clinical workflow. Strategic planning with new construction or renovation projects will ensure a successful integration to support clinical processes.

Identifying and coordinating workflow processes to existing systems… What works well and what doesn’t? Next, what’s the perfect system look like from a clinical staff perspective? Finally, blending these requirements with long-term strategic IT planning is critical. Without acknowledging clinical needs and IT system planning, newly implemented systems have a higher rate of failure among clinical staff.

 14:15-15:15  2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 7A & 7B
 TRACK 7A: Power System Maintenance and Electrical Asset Management
  Dave Emerson, C.E.T., P.S.E., Technical Field Services Manager - Calgary, Magna IV Engineering, Calgary, AB
Roger Grylls, C.E.T., Vice President, Technical Field Services, Magna IV Engineering, Edmonton, AB
Virginia Balitski, C.E.T., Project Manager - Training, Magna IV Engineering, Edmonton, AB
TRACK 7B: The Right Instruction, to the Right Person at the Right Time
  Paul Edwards, B. Com., Vice-President - Medical Gases, Air Liquide Healthcare (division of VitalAire Canada Inc.), Mississauga, ON
Mark Allen, Bachelors of BioChemistry, Vice-President - Medical Products Marketing, Beacon Medaes - Atlas Copco Group, Rock Hill, SC
 15:15-15:45 Refreshment Break 
 15:45-16:45 PLENARY SESSION - TRACK 8 
 TRACK 8: Technology Integration - No Longer the Future   
  John Karman, C. Tech, PMP, RSW, Principal, Stantec International Inc., Dubai, UAE
  This session will be a case study on the Integrated Communication Technology design of the One Million Square foot King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre Tertiary Care   Pediatric Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  It will focus on the increasing complexity and the steps that need to be taken to ensure both the design and the construction process pay attention to all the various interfaces.  This session will:
  • Provide the attendees with tools to assess the requirements for integration.
  • Allow the attendees to identify the processes involved in System Integration.
  • Identify systems affected by and benefiting from integration.
  • Assess the benefits from integration
  • Identify the individuals needed to participate in an integration exercise
16:30-17:00 Closing Ceremonies