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Daniel Beney to present at annual ACE Summit

January 6, 2016 -

Daniel Beney to present at annual ACE Summit

Daniel Beney, Medical Planning and Electrical Engineer at Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED), will speak at this year's annual ACE Summit and Reverse Expo February 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.

About the Session

Technology in Clinical Spaces | Centennial I

Technology is changing faster than many organizations can keep up with and this is especially true for clinical spaces. It is becoming more and more challenging to integrate new technologies in a way that will meet the needs of the staff, the patient and the bottom line, not to mention doing all of this while ensuring that all systems function in a safe and efficient manner. This session will focus on strategies designed to make implementing new technology a coordinated, streamlined and efficient process that benefits all involved.

Daniel Beney will share a few of the new technology advances that he has been involved with and the strategies used to make the transition a collaborative and seamless one. Learn about the intra-operative MRI project at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, MI and the challenges encountered, including coordination of multiple equipment vendors, radiation shielding vendors and restrictions imposed by existing building infrastructure. Then review the Hybrid Operating Room Project at William Beaumont in Royal Oak, MI. This project involved the integration of multiple technologies including a robotic imaging system, an audio/visual integration system for clinical assessment and training, and ceiling-suspended medical equipment.

Taking a look at new technology from another vantage point, Joshua A. Theodore will provide an in-depth review of the process used to design the new Special Isolation Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital. This unit will be specifically for children with highly contagious infectious diseases, such as Ebola, pandemic influenza, enterovirus D68, and many others. The facility includes eight special isolation patient rooms with donning and doffing areas, a BSL-3 Lab, staff locker and shower facilities, autoclaves, and a variety of special features to ease communication and decontamination protocols. An in-depth review of the design process used will be included, as well as the workflows for special isolation patients; the regulations, CDC guidelines, and expert recommendations followed; lessons learned from other facilities; the design options explored and the selected design.

Learning Objectives:
1. Compare trends and techniques to provide flexibility when implementing new technology.
2. Outline processes that allow coordination of technological advances on all levels.
3. Establish multi-discipline collaborative methods.
4. Interpret workflows and design process data in order to make timely and cost-effective technology decisions.

The session will take place on February 1 from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Visit the ACE Summit website to learn more about the session.