The Role of IT in Health Building Design & Medical Device Management

Graham Stanbury, with a rich career in health IT, presented on an often unseen aspect of healthcare, the importance of software in NHS standards and hospital building. His small company’s software has set standards for managing hospital construction and medical devices and is now widely used. His presentation shed light on architectural briefing and design, touching on the Health Building Note (HBN) program and the complexities of medical device management. Graham highlighted how these tools integrate activities and equipment requirements for effective health facility creation and operation. He also provided amusing anecdotes on some of the realities of implementation and the challenging requests set by real-life clinicians.

The presentation was well received and was followed by a number of probing questions from the participants. It is hoped that other panel members will be encouraged to provide similar insights into their respective areas of expertise.