NSPH IT Case Study

Finding the Right IT Fit for Your Healthcare Facility: Key Takeaways from the Planning and Procurement Process for the Nurse Call and RTLS System

June 21, 2024 11:45am

Damian Kayra
Director, IT Infrastructure and Building Systems
NSPH, Providence Health

Steve George
Construction Director - Technology Division
Plan Group

Choosing the right systems for your facility can be a daunting task in a world where technologies are constantly evolving. Having a strong Design-Build partner with the experience and resources to explore modern technology solutions is crucial when selecting mission-critical systems for healthcare. In this session we will go through the vendor selection process for the Nurse Call and Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) on the New St. Paul’s hospital Project and discuss the collaborative efforts between the Owner and Project Co.

  • Development and initial planning process to create the specifications for the Nurse Call and RTLS systems at NSPH
  • Project Co’s initial assessment of the specifications and available technologies, leading to their proposing alternate solutions for those systems
  • Overview of Project Co’s research into the alternate vendors to ensure the final list of potential solutions meet project requirements and provide value to the facility
  • Examining the proposed solutions and overview of the final evaluation process for the Nurse Call and RTLS vendors
  • Exploring how the initial systems contemplated changed throughout this collaborative process and lessons learned along the way