The Ultimate Tool For Planning A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing

Manage FF&E specification, procurement, and product data at scale. Take on bigger projects with confidence and grow your firm with  FohlioSchedule a demo or book a consultation with one of our account managers to explore these features today

Here's part one of a two-part series on how to plan a world-class healthcare facility. Where we talk about how you can build your FF&E master list, your report templates, as well as how you can track budgets on Fohlio.

When we see the phrase “world-class medical facilities” we think of massive, sculptural, technologically advanced, and well-designed facilities. It takes precise orchestration of all the elements inside a hospital to adhere to an excellent standard of measure in healthcare design. 

Now you probably already know that to specialize in healthcare design is to ensure that hospital design guidelines are being met. Seems easy enough at first glance right? Just follow design guidelines and you're good to go. This is rarely ever the case because to design any-sized healthcare facility, there will have to be a copious amount of data that you would have to be able to organize and check to ensure that you are building a space that optimizes your resources while meeting sanitation, programming, and equipment planning standards. 

Today, we're gonna talk about the ultimate tool for specifying, storing, and utilizing design and product data so that you can effectively and efficiently build a well-designed healthcare facility. 

Specifying for your Master FF&E list

Hospital design documentation and technical specifications in a cloud-based software.

Hospital design requirements are a pretty long list. There are things to be mindful of like building anti-bacterial and sanitary surfaces, signages, and easily maintainable and sanitary custom furniture. Not to mention that they also have special medical and surgical equipment that they need to properly allocate and track across all rooms in the hospital. 

Whether you need a zoomed-in or zoomed-out view of all the materials and specifications you're going to use for your hospital project, Fohlio can track all that data for you. Document all of the information you need like supplier information, dimensions, finish fire rating, sanitation rating, location, quantity, and cost in one place. 

Best of all, all the information you’ve worked very hard to build will be accessible online. That means having data visibility anywhere you go.

The Ultimate Tool For Planning  A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing, Healthcare facility, room data sheets, healthcare design

Build a digital materials library of all your approved specifications. Organize your data according to how you need them categorized to get a better view of all the materials you’re choosing.

 

Build templates for cut sheets and design reports to reduce submission time.

For most hospital designers, cut sheets and design reports are such a drag to make. It usually requires multiple steps to get done. You first need to take a screenshot of the product or finish you’ll be preparing, transfer it over to a photo editor to get the image sizes right, then transfer it again to PowerPoint for building the report layout, and last but not least, copying and pasting every little detail about that product from site or pdf over to your d.i.y. cut sheet template. Rinse and repeat this about a hundred more times and you’ve got yourself a manually prepared cut sheet booklet. 

Automated reports are there for a reason. Now all you have to do is click on your specifications> click on reports and prepare it using the drag and drop descriptions, and boom- you’ve got yourself your cut sheets. That’s hours of work taken off your plate just like that.

The Ultimate Tool For Planning  A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing, Healthcare facility, room data sheets, healthcare design

The Ultimate Tool For Planning  A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing, Healthcare facility, room data sheets, healthcare design

Using the same report maker, you can create room data sheets and a schedule of equipment on a per room basis and include all the details you need in one report. Details like:

  • Room reference  
  • Department 
  • Room name  
  • Item description  
  • Item group (If included in the package)  
  • Item selection  
  • Quantity of items 
  • No. of rooms  
  • Total quantity  
  • Cost per item  
  • Total item cost

The Ultimate Tool For Planning  A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing, Healthcare facility, room data sheets, healthcare design

Stay on top of building and maintenance costs with budgeting features.

Have you ever experienced being in a situation where you’re done with all your specs and they’re perfect- you’ve ticked off all the requirements and had it approved by your consultants and then boom: you’re over budget and now you have to start all over again. 

This feature is precisely for avoiding cost overruns. Keep track of product pricing on a per-product view or general overview basis so it's easier to find cost opportunities. 

The Ultimate Tool For Planning  A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing, Healthcare facility, room data sheets, healthcare designThe Ultimate Tool For Planning  A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing, Healthcare facility, room data sheets, healthcare design

Ensure Stakeholder Engagement With Client View Features

The most well-known way of keeping stakeholders in the loop is by preparing reports and sending them over through emails. That, and talking to them through online meetings. We thought we've reached the pinnacle for report making but no, there are better practices that you do to reduce time spent on preparing the reports and reduce unnecessary online meetings that can take up both your and your stakeholder's time. 

Fohlio gives you customizable user access. Custom user access is when you, the admin can control the information to be viewed depending on the type of user. That way, your clients and other stakeholders can just view the project from Fohlio and only the information they need. 

The Ultimate Tool For Planning  A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing, Healthcare facility, room data sheets, healthcare design

this can easily be done by selecting what columns the user can view. 

The Ultimate Tool For Planning  A World-Class Medical Facility: Fohlio. Part 1, Specification and Costing, Healthcare facility, room data sheets, healthcare design

A sample client view.

Manage FF&E specification, procurement, and product data at scale. Take on bigger projects with confidence and grow your firm with  FohlioSchedule a demo or book a consultation with one of our account managers to explore these features today

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