Takeaways from the ASHE Annual Conference

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Mike Hakbaz, President of Advanced Technologies Group, Inc., summarizes the ASHE Annual Conference (he's impressed).

Attending the ASHE Annual Conferences in recent years had become a rather difficult chore. There has been an element of uncertainty related to the proposed healthcare reform after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Healthcare professionals ranging from Directors of Facilities Management and Compliance, to VPs and C-Level executives, were frustrated and seriously concerned about the future of the industry and the financial challenges they would have to confront.

There is good news, however: things are very different from just a year ago. Yesterday’s industry frustration has evolved into an atmosphere of optimism. More and more hospitals have begun to realize that the healthcare reform has not been as destructive as they feared, and in fact in most cases, this transformation has had an unexpected positive impact on the industry.

Through direct conversations with executives at ASHE and the feedback from discussions our team had with representatives of nearly 90 healthcare facilities, ATG sees a fascinating trend emerging: most progressive healthcare campuses have realized the importance of integrating the management of their facilities into their overall business processes. In other words, regardless of the tax status of “for profit” or “non-profit,” administrators have realized that with razor thin margins, poor decisions on facility and construction plans could mean a difference between remaining solvent and independent, or being acquired or shut-down.

ATG's partnerships with these major hospital campuses have enabled the company to better understand the shifting challenges our industry faces. For nearly 30 years, ATG has remained at the forefront of facilities integration, and will continue to work with the nation’s best healthcare professionals and consultants to automate facility and maintenance functions and incorporate them into their long-term strategic plans.

For the first time in years, the future of healthcare facilities management looks bright, and ATG is ready for what the next year brings.

About ATG:

For more than 25 years, ATG has been providing healthcare and higher education institutions nationwide with the mission-critical knowledge to better manage their facilities — supporting planning, design, regulatory compliance, yield and risk management. Servicing 250 million square feet of facility space, ATG clients can access and act upon accurate information in real-time through cloud-based mobile technology solutions, leading to more informed decisions that raise the performance and efficiency of space, operations, and personnel. ATG is the Measure of Innovation.

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