Integrated automation system for healthcare provider
How standardization and a multi-system integration approach is helping Scripps Health find efficiencies through construction and operations.
After years spent developing the framework and standards for its Integrated Automation Systems (IAS), including a requirement for open, BACnet IP-based controllers across their network of buildings, Scripps Health hired Buildings IOT as its IAS Network Integrator to deploy the standards across its portfolio. Buildings IOT is responsible for bringing system data into the Niagara 4 Supervisor securely and in a manner that makes it available for command and control via a Niagara 4 graphical interface across the enterprise.
Scripps Health has an extensive portfolio of properties that range from hospitals to medical office buildings, clinics, and corporate offices. Due to the differing uses, each property has unique integration needs. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, hospital resources were shifted from master plan design and construction to initiatives to real-time crisis management. Proprietary and out data systems also made integration challenging.
What Buildings IOT did
As IAS network integrator, Buildings IOT is coordinating efforts between the information systems teams and the facilities design and construction teams to ensure that all network-connected devices are vetted and approved by networking and cybersecurity experts in a manner compatible with construction timelines. Buildings IOT is also working closely with building system contractors to ensure all subsystems are provided with network connectivity in the most efficient way possible.
Buildings IOT has evaluated the existing conditions at the three main Scripps hospitals as well as medical office buildings and corporate office buildings in order to prioritize integrations based on the condition of the system, and the cost of maintaining it as a proprietary network, and the future plans for the site.
Proprietary and outdated systems found across the portfolio are being addressed and processes are being implemented in order to pull their data into the supervisor and unified user interface.