Rethinking Healthcare Design To Help Solve Industry Pain Points

Jan 06, 2023

The U.S. healthcare system has been profoundly affected by the pandemic, accelerating the pace of moving people out of the hospital and into outpatient settings. Moving the treatment of less critical or severe conditions off the hospital campus can help reduce exposure and transmission and enables the hospital to...

The specialties driving ASC growth

Nov 30, 2022

As procedures migrate to the outpatient setting, ASC leaders are seeing cardiology and orthopedics as huge opportunities for growth. Cardiology procedures received the highest estimated Medicare payment increases in 2021, making it the fastest growing ASC specialty, according to Avanza's "2022 Key ASC...

Wait, what? Understanding perceptions about wait times

Oct 31, 2022

Waiting is frustrating. It is especially frustrating in healthcare, where patients may be squeezing appointments into busy schedules or dealing with unexpected health concerns. Healthcare organizations are well aware that waiting is a pain point. Indeed, wait times are a huge dissatisfier for both patients and...

Exclusive: Investor Interest in ASCs Builds as Hospitals Expand Service Offerings and Approved Procedures Diversify

Oct 28, 2022

The rise of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) continues apace, and experts expect growth will continue. Factors driving the trend include health care companies deepening their portfolios, increases in federally approved surgeries and an aging U.S. population. "As technology, surgical techniques and team...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Learning in Healthcare

Oct 10, 2022

Definitive Healthcare reached out to healthcare providers and executives to learn how their organizations use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) today, any plans for usage and limitations in using such technology. Data was gathered in May and June 2022 via an online survey. They collected...

Ambulatory Surgery Centers on the Rise

Oct 05, 2022

Nationwide, the number of Medicare-certified outpatient surgery centers grew from 1,000 in 1988 to 6,072 as of March 2022, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. And for example, in South Carolina, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control has issued 20 certificates of need for...

ASCs, regional expansion are key growth opportunities for large orthopedic groups: 7 practice leaders weigh in

Aug 30, 2022

More large orthopedic groups are snapping up smaller practices and considering regional expansions to increase their economies of scale and grow their presence in new markets. New paths into value-based care and risk-sharing models are also top of mind for orthopedic leaders in addition to recruiting more...

Perfecting patient flow and experience should serve as the foundation of a health care facility's design

Jul 25, 2022

In ambulatory care facilities, Lean methodology can improve the patient experience by making sure that the movement of a patient through these buildings is as effortless as possible, takes as few footsteps as possible and gets the patient out and back home as quickly as possible. Beyond patient satisfaction,...

Strong Demand for Health Services Drives Medical Office Development

Jul 18, 2022

There is more than 50 million sq. ft. of medical office development currently in the construction pipeline throughout the United States. America's aging population continues to drive demand for medical services, and that, in turn, is helping fuel activity in the medical office development pipeline. The industry...

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