Focus Groups offer providers a small-group research setting in which to share observations and insights on issues having the greatest impact in the areas of architecture, capital equipment and engineering.  Host companies welcome your opinion on industry trends, business priorities and other facets of architecture, capital equipment and construction.  Each Focus Group is limited to 10 attendees.  (Invitation Only Event)
Below is a list of the 2018 ACE Summit Focus Groups.  For more information on hosting a Focus Group at the 2019 ACE Summit, please contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725.
Monday, February 19
Chastain A
11:00 am -- 12:45 pm
Voice of Customer
Belimed.  We bridge the gap between healthcare architects, equipment planners and clinicians to provide efficient Sterile Processing designs that address the demands of today and tomorrow -- from concept to reality.  Join us for a Focus Group that will provide an in-depth discussion of current and emerging customer expectations, preferences and pain points.
Monday, February 19
Chastain J
11:00 am -- 12:45 pm
Accelerated Construction Procurement for Healthcare
Completing any kind of construction project in a healthcare setting can be a very challenging undertaking. Hospitals and healthcare facilities are constantly performing facility support, renovation and new construction projects. Since there’s no room for downtime, completing work in an efficient and timely manner that doesn’t affect patient care can be a very complex challenge.
Gordian is improving the way healthcare organizations procure construction services by providing solutions that bring efficiency, cost control, transparency and collaboration to repair, maintenance and new construction projects. In this focus group, we invite you to share input on your construction procurement challenges: 
  • What type of facility projects are under construction or being planned for construction within the next three years? How do you prioritize?
  • What is the main efficiency issue/challenge your organization is facing?
  • What project delivery methods do you currently use? What are their pros/cons?
  • What factors are critical to project success?