Lunch N Learns are in-depth educational forums offering the opportunity for discussion of current issues impacting the architecture, capital equipment, and engineering sectors of the healthcare industry.  These invitation-only sessions provide honest and open dialogue about strategies, problem-solving, and informed decision making in the changing atmosphere of healthcare.  
Below is more detail about the 2017 ACE Lunch N Learns.
For more information about hosting a Lunch N Learn at the 2018 ACE Summit, please contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725.

Optimizing Your Project Capital Spend With Attainia


Join Attainia’s Lunch N Learn and see how to optimize your project capital spend. With Attainia, you have real-time visibility and control over capital planning with cloud-based tools that address your project capital planning needs. The PLAN platform is backed by the industry-leading Attainia catalog of manufacturers, products and services.


Post-Merger and Acquisition: Effectively Managing the Impact of Consolidation of Operations, Outcomes, and Cost
Join FreemanWhite/Catalyst’s Lunch N Learn to discover how effective operationalization of newly formed integrated health systems can achieve unprecedented value across the entire system.   Our vast years of experience working with health systems throughout the US with more than 2500 commissions demonstrates the value brought to each project.  By utilizing a fully integrated clinical, operational, and strategic approach, organizations have minimized cost, removed bottlenecks, and improved throughput while maximizing clinical value and facility utilization. 
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FreightTrain FitUp: Solutions for Your Logistics Management Pain Points

Transforming the brick-and-mortar construction of a new or renovated healthcare facility into a high-functioning patient-care operation is an enormous and complex undertaking. One of the most difficult and daunting aspects is the management, coordination and navigation of thousands of pieces of medical equipment, IT components, and furniture information. HTS developed FreightTrain FitUp software to help alleviate the many pain points experienced during the logistics management phase. FitUp software provides a unique and revolutionary cloud-based solution to manage all of this information in one consolidated database maintained in real-time. During this session, you will learn how FitUp provides effective solutions to your logistics management pain points by shortening your building readiness time and improving the efficiency and communication among project team members. 
Innovating Operating Room Design
Join Brian Gran, Skytron’s Hybrid Planning and Design Manager for a world-class presentation designed to explore the latest Operating Room design. This session will go beyond the standards of Operating Design 101 and take a deep dive into how to  reduce operational cost, improve quality of patient care, increase efficiency and support Operating Room versatility for the future.  For the past 12 years Brian has been involved with hundreds of Operating Room design projects for many of the largest and most high profile Hospitals and Health Systems in the US and Internationally. He is a trusted consultant for Interventional manufacturers such as Siemens, GE, Toshiba and Philips Healthcare on the subject of Hybrid Operating Room design and functionality.
This session will be CE accredited to support your professional development requirements.
Balancing Benefits against Risks to Patients with Lifesaving Medical Devices: The Hospital’s Key Role
The medical device industry has taken an important step to improve patient safety by adopting an international standard (ISO 14971) to reduce the risks of harm associated with using medical devices.  Most medical device manufacturers around the world have integrated risk management processes into their quality management systems, and behind the scenes they proactively identify, analyze, evaluate, control and monitor the risks to device users and patients.
Medical device manufacturers cannot do it alone, however, since much of health care delivery is beyond their control.  Active cooperation among all key players in the healthcare delivery system is needed, such as hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and other facilities that use medical devices, as well as those who design, build, maintain, and service the facilities where they are used.  Everyone has a role in helping to avoid hazardous situations for their employees and patients, and now the clinical laboratories are stepping up to develop a compatible risk management standard that will extend the process from manufacturers of laboratory test systems all the way to the patient.  Other medical services are encouraged to follow suit. The comprehensive risk management approach described in ISO 14971 provides a common set of risk concepts and principles that can align the risk management processes of all participants in healthcare delivery.  The goal is to ensure that the risks to patients, device users and healthcare providers are as low as possible, and that the medical benefits exceed the risks of harm. 
Learning Objectives:
After the Lunch N Learn session, participants will know:
  • the impact of improperly designed medical devices on patient safety and healthcare costs;
  • what purchasers of medical devices should look for to select safe devices;
  • how manufacturers determine and disclose residual risks to patients, users and others;
  • how to determine what level of risk to patients is acceptable; and
  • what risk management certification to specify when purchasing medical devices