The number of healthcare owners receiving building information modeling (BIM) data following construction is rising and, with it, confusion about how best to apply this data to improving the building lifecycle. Healthcare organizations seeking to use BIM data in operations and maintenance often fall into traps that can confuse BIM initiatives. To help healthcare facility managers create an effective plan for moving forward with BIM, the Health Care Institute of IFMA, in partnership with BIM for Healthcare Owners, has published the third in its series of white papers addressing the unique challenges of applying BIM to healthcare operations and maintenance.
The white paper is the third in an ongoing series, A Guide to Applying BIM Data to Healthcare Operations & Maintenance. It incorporates practicable insight from experts at leading health systems—including Carolinas Health System, Mayo Clinic and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center—on how BIM can be used today to boost healthcare operational processes. Additional papers in this series are available for free download at http://hcinstitute.info/research_reports.html.
The new paper outlines the four most common traps holding facility managers back from a successful BIM implementation, as well as solutions and insight from experts who are tackling these obstacles today.