Intuitive operating system creates smart hospitals

  • March 14, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Tennessee-based Intuitive MB (Medical Buildings) has launched an operating system that uses IoT, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to create smart hospitals and medical office buildings.

After nearly a year of research, customisation and testing for the US healthcare market, the Intuitive MB release is based on software developed in Europe and used in commercial real estate and healthcare organisations across multiple countries. The system allows any medical building – old or new – to become smart ready in approximately four weeks.

The software is powered by Kterio, a technology that creates energy and maintenance savings of approximately 20 to 30% annually. In addition to helping realise these operational savings, Intuitive MB also helps healthcare facilities develop and maintain environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies for forward-looking businesses focused on being responsible corporate citizens.

“After closely following the results this operating system is achieving within commercial real estate, we are excited to bring this unique technology to healthcare providers, seamlessly integrating disparate systems into one smart, intuitive interface,” said Intuitive MB CEO Steve Simpson. “The technology is already proving it can make meaningful differences for healthcare facilities focused on innovative strategies and ESG to make the best use of resources as a way to improve overall patient care.”

The operating system includes the development of a secure facilities management ecosystem with round-the-clock service centre monitoring. The company’s proprietary monitoring technology is always connected, giving real-time insight and support to the facilities management team for better overall building operations. It is data-driven and product-agnostic, and provides customisable desktop and mobile dashboards in real time.

In addition to helping medical buildings meet growing ESG requirements, the operating system also identifies and addresses various compliance regulations such as Ashrae 170, The Joint Commission (TJC), Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNV).

Intuitive MB has formed a partnership with Realty Trust Group (RTG) and PYA, two affiliated firms working together for decades in service to healthcare organisations across the USA, from large health systems and academic medical centres to small practices, clinics and ambulatory care centres.

“We are excited to offer this advanced technology to our healthcare clients,” said Marty Brown, CEO of PYA. “This will be impactful to their ESG initiatives, and will greatly assist with reducing the cost of healthcare for all of us.”

Greg Gheen, president of RTG, added: “Healthcare has a critical need to find cost savings, and regulatory compliance requires constant vigilance. We are pleased to introduce this new technology to our clients involved in the delivery of healthcare across the country.”

Real estate is one of the top expenses for healthcare providers. It affects nearly every significant decision on market expansion, facility development, cost reduction, regulatory compliance and more. When viewed as a cost, real estate can be a barrier to strategy but, when leveraged as a strategic asset, it can be a catalyst for growth.

The PYA-RTG relationship grew from an acknowledgment that clients were not being fully served without counsel in this critical area. For 24 years, PYA and RTG have served as a single enterprise, working in tandem to help clients across the country manage the complicated and constantly changing healthcare real-estate industry.

RTG is a real-estate advisory and services firm offering real-estate services, including advisory, development, transactions, operations and compliance. Since 1998, it has helped hospitals, physician groups and property owners navigate the rapidly changing industry.

PYA is a healthcare consulting firm founded in 1983, and serves clients in every state from offices in six cities.