Academy of Architecture for Health

Technology Integration - Beyond the Basics: The “NOT-SO-SMART” Building (February 2020) 

01-03-2020 13:08

When:  Feb 11, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
This webinar was sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH).


What does "Smart Building" really mean?  How to make the leap from a building or room with smart systems in it to a truly connected building. 


After participating in this webinar attendees will:

  1. Understand the difference between a "Smart Building” and a “Connected Building”
  2. Learn how to align future state expectations with in-process evaluations
  3. Recognize the importance of documenting the experience and expectations to work backwards into technology.
  4. Be equipped to advocate for an experience-centric approach vs. a manufacturer-centric approach




This session is part of the Beyond Basics Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health.  The web-based 60-minute seminars are tailored to provide sessions are tailored to provide healthcare design professionals with sufficient exposure to jump-start interest in wanting to learn more.



Peter A. O’Connor, RCDD, EMT-B
Associate Principal | Director, Technology Design

Peter leads the IT Design Management and Advisory Services of Hoefer Wysocki. With more than 25 years of experience in clinical IT, Peter’s approach is one of advocacy for his clients’ clinical vision and stewardship of their resources. Another distinct aspect of his project approach is a keen ability to anticipate implementation-related challenges and to plan for technology that doesn’t yet exist. Peter is an integral and essential member of the architectural design team and remains actively involved from conceptual design through construction and activation.

Cheryl L. Stoddard, MEng, PMP
President | Owner
T. I. E. | Technology Integration Engineering

Cheryl has over thirty years’ experience in the design and construction industry where she has led teams across the U. S. Cheryl began her career in 1987 with Waste Management International as an estimator/engineer. She became a leader in 2006 in the healthcare eCommerce Industry with Global Healthcare Exchange, with a focus on the electronic requisition and payment process for capital projects. In 2006-2015, Cheryl incubated a Design and Construction Service line for MedAssets, now known as Vizient, which is a $65 million business today. Currently, Cheryl is the President & Owner of T. I. E. – _Technology Integration Engineering, a M/WBE Low Voltage Technology Engineering Firm. Cheryl holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management, a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and a B.S in Communications.


John Kreidich AIA, CHC, LEED AP B+C

John Kreidich, now retired, from 2000-2018, the go-to resource for hospital‐related safety, infection control, sustainable building, and medical equipment procurement matters at McCarthy’s Central Division, was Vice President, System, Facilities Planning and Construction for Penn State Geisinger 1997 ‐ 2000, following four years as Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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