The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announces the establishment of its Healthcare Facilities Council (HFC) to help improve healthcare delivery environments while expanding market opportunities for manufacturers serving the healthcare facilities market. The HFC creates a forum for professionals to share knowledge and best practices in the area of healthcare delivery environments and execute projects that improve outcomes for the healthcare, electrical, and medical imaging industries.

“The healthcare industry is facing transformative changes driven by new technology adoption, consumer demographics, and regulation. The industry is also at the forefront of a global pandemic, pushing the limits of infrastructure and operations,” says NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. “The creation of this council allows NEMA Members and industry allies to identify and take advantage of trends, challenges, and opportunities within healthcare facilities.” 

NEMA Building Systems Division Industry Director Marc Neufcourt also praised the creation of the council, stating: “NEMA and MITA members have already started investigating healthcare facilities market trends such as cybersecurity, Internet of Things technology, and the impacts of COVID-19. This council provides an efficient structure whereby ideas can be shared, evaluated, and acted upon for the benefit of both our members and the broader healthcare industry. I encourage any organization involved in the lifecycle of healthcare facilities to join this council and help us address the needs of the sector.”

HFC membership is open to NEMA/MITA Members, trade associations operating within the healthcare space, healthcare facility owners, designers, engineers, and regulators for the healthcare industry.