Fixed assets, such as buildings, infrastructure and equipment, are often a hospital’s largest ones. The inventory, condition and reliability of these assets, however, remains elusive for many hospital executives. Capital investment planning is based on limited info, leading to an often inefficient allocation of scarce capital resources. Will these assets live up to their expected performance? In this guest post, Matthias Ebinger, Director of Digital Solutions at Enstoa, a systems integrator for capital projects, provides the answer to this question – leveraging and providing structure to “big data” in the hospital’s facilities management and real estate departments.