Facility Guidelines Institute and Building Industry Consulting Service International have recently signed a memorandum of understanding. The challenges facing the information and communications technology community and healthcare organizations increasingly require programs and initiatives jointly developed by leading membership and standards organizations.
Collaboration from these types of organizations, which draws upon knowledge of subject matter experts and their vendors, will promote best practices, spur technology innovation and enhance the overall growth of the ICT and healthcare communities globally.
In addition to BICSI offering support and subject matter expertise on the future of ICT in healthcare, this new alliance will allow BICSI and FGI to benefit from cross-promotion of BICSI standards and the FGI Guidelines.
FGI CEO Doug Erickson adds, “BICSI and FGI have similar beliefs regarding how the healthcare physical environment is designed and constructed. FGI looks forward to enhancing its Guidelines by partnering with BICSI to provide healthcare designers, owners and enforcing authorities with the information they need to design and evaluate quality ICT installations in patient and resident care environments.”