Facility Transition Planning and Activation

Bring New Facilities On-Line in a Safe and Predictable Manner

Healthcare & Life Sciences

July 21, 2014

Preparing for occupancy of a newly constructed or renovated healthcare facility requires careful planning and coordination of a series of complex processes. FTI’s approach to transition planning and activation is to assist an organization in understanding and effectively managing these interrelated processes. We help our clients to prepare for safe and predictable occupancy of new space as well as to confidently deliver care and services on day one.

Our consultants have significant experience in creating project structures and organizing activities that anticipate every detail of operations before, during and briefly following occupancy. We believe that in order to effectively address the operational and physical attributes of a new facility prior to first patient use, the transition planning and activation process should begin 18-24 months prior to opening.

We assist organizations in determining the factors within the transition planning and activation elements that pose the greatest potential risks and cost overruns and develop plans to mitigate those risks. We typically assist with creating an appropriate project structure, management tools and controls, as well as developing a detailed project implementation plan and providing guidance and facilitation throughout the project. The detailed implementation plan identifies and addresses critical interdependencies and milestones among several key areas, including:

  • Patient safety
  • Patient, visitor, staff and physician experience
  • Construction
  • Procurement, installation and testing of equipment and systems
  • Key future state processes and service delivery models
  • Education and training
  • Regulatory inspections
  • Relocation of staff, equipment and patients
  • Post-occupancy issue Resolution

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