To help Powered for Patients facilitate enhanced dialogue between hospitals and utilities, Jonathan Flannery, the Senior Associate Director of Advocacy for the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), led an ASHE delegation on behalf of Powered for Patients to the Edison Electric Institute’s Key Account Manager conference in New Orleans earlier this year. Jonathan was a presenter at our initial stakeholder meeting in 2014 and has been a steadfast supporter since.
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is a national trade association that represents the nation’s investor-owned utilities which comprise 70 percent of the electric utility sector. EEI invited Powered for Patients and ASHE to attend its upcoming National Key Accounts Workshop to help begin the process of building closer connections between utilities and hospital facility managers.
Flannery provided a briefing about Powered for Patients to a group of utility executives that was very well received. Several utilities in attendance asked for immediate follow up discussions to explore working with Powered for Patients. In addition, Flannery and nearly a dozen hospital facility managers from Louisiana sat down for a face-to-face discussion with the utilities serving these hospitals. This was an excellent continuation of the work Powered for Patients has initiated in bolstering dialogue between hospital facility managers and their utilities. We are grateful to Jonathan Flannery for representing Powered for Patients at the meeting and we express our gratitude to EEI for providing the opportunity.