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...


Jul 11, 2022

The first ASC in the United States opened in 1970 and explosive growth happened through the late 1980s and into the 1990s, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). ASC growth has been steady over the past two decades, with more than 5,800 ASCs performing an estimated 30 million procedures in...

Ambulatory surgery centers, transparency, and industry flexibility: The road to improving U.S. healthcare

Jun 14, 2022

Ultimately, the implementation of value-based care initiatives will drive the creation of a fairer and more equitable playing field in healthcare, but progress is never linear. In healthcare, you can gain leverage and lose it; you can take big leaps forward only to have a global pandemic push it right back....

How orthopedic practices can get ahead of workforce shortages

Jun 06, 2022

Healthcare workforce shortages have increased dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic as health systems and medical clinics across the country battle to attract and retain talent, including primary and specialty physicians, nurses and administrative staff. By 2030, the shortage of physicians in the U.S. is...

Paradigm Shift of Pandemic Proportions Guides Next-Gen Facilities

May 31, 2022

THE NEW PATIENT EXPERIENCE In a post-pandemic world, established traditions and standards to guide the patient experience are changing. The welcome experience has been turned upside down in an effort to triage patients more quickly, curb the spread of germs and accommodate safe distancing...

Do Long Wait Times Negatively Affect Medical Practice's Bottomline?

May 23, 2022

Nearly two out of every five patients are frustrated with their doctor before their check-up even begins. Why do so many appointments start off on the wrong foot? Well, the average patient wait time for healthcare organizations across the country is around 20 minutes—and that just won't fly for...

No Plateau in Sight for Ambulatory Surgery Center Growth

May 16, 2022

In 2020, there were more than 5,800 ambulatory surgery centers performing an estimated 30 million procedures. For healthcare providers, ASCs are an opportunity to have more control over how episodes of care are done compared to the hospital setting. For patients, ASCs...

Building Outpatient Facilities That Help Prepare for the Future of Virtual Care

Apr 18, 2022

Outpatient facilities are more convenient for patients to get to nowadays, and providers can offer less expensive care than they do at large, downtown hospitals. Along with that, today's outpatient facilities are offering much more than just stitches and antibiotics, patients are increasingly turning to outpatient...

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