VFA Client Orlando Health to Present at ASHE Conference

July 19, 2013

Corporate Engineering Director Donald Paschal to Discuss the Use of Defensible Data to Make the Case for Facility Funding

BOSTON—July 19, 2013—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that VFA client Orlando Health will be a guest speaker at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Annual Conference, July 21-24, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. VFA will be exhibiting in Booth #834.

Donald Paschal, director of corporate engineering at Orlando Health, will present “Using Defensible Data to Make the Case for Facility Funding” on Monday, July 22, at 3:15 p.m. Orlando Health found that they lacked empirical data on the condition of facilities and systems, creating a barrier in strategic decision-making that made it difficult to secure adequate annual funding for deferred maintenance and renewal projects. Paschal will provide insight into the health care network’s approach to central management of facility condition data, deferred maintenance requirements and the need for capital renewals.

Visitors to the VFA booth can also see a demo of its patented facility self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor®. VFA.auditor provides users with an extensive collection of intelligent surveys to rapidly and consistently collect data about the condition of facilities and major building systems using standard tablets and other mobile devices. With more than 600 systems included in the professionally engineered and designed survey library, VFA.auditor guides and standardizes the process of collecting and updating facility data.

Current and objective facility condition data provides healthcare organizations with the ability to create effective long-term capital plans, projects and budgets. VFA has provided data and insight into the condition of over a thousand healthcare facilities, enabling them to manage risk, reduce deferred maintenance, positively impact the patient experience, and better serve the overall organizational mission.

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