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Arthur Kurland

Director, Asset Management, University Health, San Antonio, TX, USA

Arthur Kurland is a United States Air Force veteran and a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor degree in Accounting, and a graduate of American InterContinental University with a master degree in Accounting and Finance. Mr. Kurland serves on the Certification Governing Board and Legislative Affairs Committee for the National Property Managers Association, and is a Senior Fellow for the Asset Leadership Network. He has published articles about asset management and presented learning sessions on the subject of asset management.Currently, Mr. Kurland works at University Health, a locally owned and operated health system in San Antonio, TX. University Health includes dozens of primary, specialty and urgent care centers, mobile health units, and an academic hospital with over 1,000 licensed beds that has earned its place among the top in the nation. Mr. Kurland led the effort for University Health to become the world's first ANAB Accredited ISO 55001 hospital.

Co-Speaker: Frank Estala 

Senior Compliance Auditor, Integrity Services, University Health, San Antonio, TX, USA


Hospital Asset Management – Implementing ISO 55001 and Auditing

On January 15, 2014, the International Standards Organization (ISO) published the set of ISO 55000 standards for Assets Management (it is similar to those from quality management ISO 9000). Many organizations are following, or achieving certification, to the ISO 55000 asset management standards to maximize the value of their assets. Benefits include better management of risk, the breakdown of departmental silos, and increased alignment around asset lifecycle management. University Health in San Antonio, Texas is the first hospital in the world to achieve ISO 55001 certification.Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques used to implement an Asset Management System2. Understand how ISO 55001 helps hospitals to achieve its goals3. Understand an auditor’s role in planning, leading and following-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO4. Acquire the competencies to plan and lead an audit in compliance with ISO.


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