Leaders in healthcare are partnering with Kahua to increase efficiency, manage costs and maintain regulatory compliance throughout the lifecycle of their construction and capital improvement programs, ultimately leading to better construction projects and happier patients.
Improve coordination of design and construction teams to minimize change orders, delays, contractor claims and other hidden costs.
Improve safety and minimize risk with controls and reporting to effectively manage evolving industry and environmental standards.
Leverage a single source of project data for the visibility you need to streamline audit processes and project status reporting.
Manage Funding Sources
Streamline the dynamic management of multiple sources of funds across healthcare projects and programs to improve efficiency and reduce risk.
Adapt to Change
Get the agility you need to respond to the impact of rapid changes and advancements in healthcare equipment and technology.
Built on our industry-leading program management solution for owners, these apps are designed to address issues specific to the challenges of healthcare construction projects–from hospital construction, to medical centers, clinics and more.
Infection Control Risk Assessment
Provide your construction team with a systematic process to determine the level of risk to patients while defining the controls to reduce risk.
Standardize Risk Assessment
Determine the risk level of the proposed project via an automated ICRA matrix. Identify the type of construction to be undertaken weighed against the acuity of the proximate patient group.
Assign Appropriate Risk Controls
Once the assessment matrix is complete and risk level is determined, detailed controls to mitigate the calculated risk are outlined for both during and after project completion. Specific provider controls can be added.
Automate the Permit and Approval Process
Simplify the distribution of ICRA permits and collection of approvals, and automate the generation of permits while providing document storage for easy access and long-term retention. Workflow the permits for secure approval.
Manage Shutdowns & Outages
Proactively manage planned or emergency utility shutdowns and outages with a request and authorization process designed to minimize the risk of operational impacts.
Simplify Preparation of Shut Down Requests
Leverage best practice workflows to help streamline advance notice request and planning, and accelerate site assessment, review of alternatives, authorization and notification.
Improve Efficiency to Minimize Down Time
Streamline communication with campus, facility, project and area project participants to speed up inspections, authorizations and notifications.
Provide Documentation to Reduce Risk
Capture notes, comments and communication from request to conclusion for complete time-stamped documentation and a step-by-step history of each shutdown.
Manage the Risk of Hot Work
Reduce the risk of fire and injury associated with Hot Work and other high-risk work with a request and authorization process to manage permitting.
Simplify Creation of Hot Permit Requests
Leverage collaboration and workflow to simplify the preparation of a request for approval of a Fire Disarm and Hot Permit, and accelerate site assessment, authorization and notification processes.
Standardize the Hot Permit Process
Bring discipline to the process of recording, time stamping and documenting details such as requestor, dates, time to complete, location, type of hot work, site inspection notes, assessment of necessity, and approvals.
Connect Field to Office
Keep everyone on the same page, using mobile devices at the work site location to capture photo images of the work area and to complete tasks and respond to requests.
Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM)
Identify protections required to reduce disruption to patient care and hospital operations, and determine if project scope adversely affects life safety or facility fire systems.
Quickly Assess Life Safety Challenges
With the ILSM questionnaire, review the minimum stated action requirements and develop plans to address any life safety code deficiencies. Send all relevant participants the plans for review and alignment prior to the start.
Assign Appropriate Life Safety Controls
Identify systems or elements that could create a life safety code deficiency, and determine the likelihood of a life safety code deficiency occurrence. Identify the patient or staff risk group that will be most affected.
Automate Communications & Approvals
Send all participants involved in the evaluation, including any affected facility departments, the plans for review and alignment prior to the beginning of the work. Route for approval and comments on the proposed plan.
Provide Wellness Attestation
Ensure the safety of patients, employees and project workers with a daily wellness attestation. Maintain as part of your permanent project record.
Quickly Log Worker Health
Efficiently monitor worker health at provider construction projects with simple logging of the attestation of wellness on a tablet or a mobile device for convenience and permanence.
Digitize the Attestation Process
Gather the necessary information to ensure a safe and secure workplace by collecting a digital log of signed worker attestations on mobile devices, in less than a minute.
Retain for the Permanent Project Record
Wellness logs, similar to daily reports, are needed for long-term project documentation. Improve project efficiency by eliminating the scanning process required for paper documents.
Protect Patients & Property
Keep a close eye on your facility during emergency or preplanned impairments to protect patients, employees and workers while maintaining building integrity.
Digitize the Fire Watch Process & Log
Improve the efficiency of managing Fire Watch processes by tracking all personnel and logging entries in the field — as well as keeping the log readily accessible for review by pertinent authorities.
Automate Communications & Approvals
Send all participants involved in the Fire Watch the daily updates, and route for approval and comments.
Ensure Regulatory Compliance
Reduce risk by automating the workflows to notify the appropriate AHJ’s to ensure you’re in compliance with all potential interpretations of regulations.
Manage Penetration Permits
Permits must be obtained for all penetrations made in floors, ceiling assemblies or walls that may reduce the protection provided by fire barriers and smoke barriers, for the purpose of installing/removing pipe, conduit, cable or ductwork.
Communicate Your "Terms & Conditions"
Any penetrations (wall, ceiling, etc.) have requirements (Terms and Conditions) that must be followed to work in your facility. Communicate these to your project team through workflow.
Automate the Approval Process
Send all relevant participants the generated permit for approval and sign off.
Document Your Compliance
Once the permit is approved, print and post the document for the project team, employees,and visitors to see.
What Our Customers Are Saying
“Kahua is a proven player in our industry, and one of the rare partners that takes the time to listen. They are helping improve our management of capital programs and enabling us to adapt to the accelerating pace of change in healthcare.”
“We considered all of the project management solutions in the market and chose Kahua because it provides the flexibility to work the way we want to work. Kahua provides the agility we need to manage our unique healthcare-specific needs.”
“As an academic health system, we work with many design and construction experts on a diverse range of projects, managing high volumes of data. With Kahua, we have standardized and optimized the way we work. They have improved efficiency throughout the department.”
Experience the benefits of a modern healthcare construction solution.