Planning outpatient health care facilities

Jul 06, 2023

What if architects thought differently about how they design and build structures used for outpatient services? If the health care field has learned anything from the past two years, it is that immediate change will happen whether the field is ready for it or not. Often when change happens, there is a reaction...

Discrete Event Simulation (DES) modeling improves clinic design that ultimately improves the Patient Experience

Jun 26, 2023

Over 40 years, there have been several tools emerge to eliminate uncertainty in the building of outpatient clinics before the design takes physical form. One such tool is Discrete Event Simulation (DES), which provides a cost-effective method to evaluate and inform future design decisions for capacity estimation,...

Rethinking the Design of Cancer Care Facilities

Jun 15, 2023

Historically, cancer care has been siloed in a healthcare delivery setting, requiring patients to see oncologists, radiologists and surgeons separately, often in varying areas of a facility or another building entirely. Today, these three disciplines work together and meet weekly, sometimes daily, to consult on...

Migration to Ambulatory Settings

Mar 29, 2023

Respondents report more robust volume growth in ambulatory surgery and physician office business segments compared to inpatient care. Nearly 90% say they are observing active migration to non-hospital settings such as ASCs and Outpatient Clinics. Health systems report sluggish return of inpatient surgeries...

6 Healthcare Trends Impacting Medical Practices in 2023

Feb 13, 2023

A provider of cloud healthcare software announced the top six healthcare trends that will have the biggest impact on physicians and medical offices in 2023. These trends are based on aggregated, anonymous user data from more than 40,000 practitioners spanning 13,000 medical practices. 1. Medical offices will...

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...

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