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   Facility Management Consulting Reference Links

Program, Policy & Practice Assessment

Maintenance Management Audits (PDF)
American Society for Healthcare Engineering 34th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition, July 15, 1997. Describes a management audit process first developed for higher education facilities departments, and used by Kirkwood & Associates with several healthcare institutions.

Information Systems

Managing Automation Software Guide(www.masg.com)
On-line source of comparative information on several hundred Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) packages.

Case study of Kaiser-Permanente's implementation of Datastream MP2 Enterprise asset management system (i.e., CMMS)

Performance Measures & Standards

Evaluating Facility Occupancy Costs: the OCS Initiative at Partners HealthCare, Inc. (PDF)
The Healthcare Assembly 78th Annual Meeting and Exposition, April 7, 1999. Defines real estate occupancy cost and describes development & analysis of occupancy costs across this academic health system's 7.5 million GSF portfolio of properties.

Whitestone Total Facility Spending Forecast for Medical Facilities
A simple conceptual model for routine maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, and major repairs / replacement (capital renewal).

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