Motivation for the development of an information management framework for healthcare facility management

Arundhati Ghosh, Allan D. Chasey

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    Abstract

    Facility information is created and continually developed over the life cycle of a project influencing the current and future conditions of some aspect of the facility. Typically, the information handed over to the owners is in the form of paper-based or digital documents that include the requirements as specified in the contract. Databases such as a Building Information Model (BIM), have enabled the easy accumulation and preservation of data from various phases and sources in the projects life cycle, which are delivered to the owner, sometimes as a single information model. In an ideal situation, it is expected that the availability of the digital data will enable the facility management (FM) team to retrieve any information they require at any moment, increasing their daily productivity. It is now possible to access real-time information from the model and the facilities database on hand-held devices. Although the aspect of reducing time to increase efficiency has been addressed in previous research, knowledge about the semantics and structure of the information required during the execution of a work order also is essential and needs to be addressed. To understand this information requirement, the authors began the process by studying the information networks of existing healthcare facilities. The literature review and subsequent discussions with healthcare facility owners, operators, and managers established the need and motivation for the development of an information management framework. This paper discusses the preliminary review of literature, development of a research method based on grounded theory (GT), and the design of a data collection tool.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    Pages1901-1910
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780784413517
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    StatePublished - 2014
    Event2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
    Duration: May 19 2014May 21 2014

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    Other2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityAtlanta, GA
    Period5/19/145/21/14

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    Ghosh, A., & Chasey, A. D. (2014). Motivation for the development of an information management framework for healthcare facility management. In Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress (pp. 1901-1910). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0194

    Motivation for the development of an information management framework for healthcare facility management. / Ghosh, Arundhati; Chasey, Allan D.

    Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2014. p. 1901-1910.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ghosh, A & Chasey, AD 2014, Motivation for the development of an information management framework for healthcare facility management. in Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 1901-1910, 2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014, Atlanta, GA, United States, 5/19/14. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0194
    Ghosh A, Chasey AD. Motivation for the development of an information management framework for healthcare facility management. In Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2014. p. 1901-1910 https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0194
    Ghosh, Arundhati ; Chasey, Allan D. / Motivation for the development of an information management framework for healthcare facility management. Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2014. pp. 1901-1910
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