Importance of Ambulatory Site Selection & Evaluation

Posted by Seena Hassouna on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:10 PM

As the healthcare landscape shifts, many providers are delivering care in innovative ways. With the goal of integrating into their patients daily lives, providers are also searching for new, conveniently-located facilities capable of accommodating a wide array of ambulatory services ranging from a simple exam, consultation or blood draw room to more complex procedures, including surgery and imaging. Procedural spaces may require significant adjustment to existing building infrastructure and incur substantial capital construction cost. Developing a rigorous site selection process provides a framework for data-driven decision-making.

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Topics: real estate, ambulatory care

Dynamic Healthcare Real Estate Strategy, Part 1: Drivers

Posted by Fady Barmada on May 06, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The US Healthcare System is an evolving and dynamic marketplace with constantly developing technologies, fluid clinical processes and procedures, changing regulatory pressures, as well as socio-economic and demographic shifts affecting consumer demand and utilization. Successful healthcare organizations often re-evaluate market strategy and adjust their business models to address opportunities and challenges as they present themselves. However, while most hospitals and healthcare systems review their clinical models and continuously refine operational models to maintain or improve margins, many organizations fail to regularly evaluate their real estate portfolio. This leads to missed opportunities to cut costs, improve efficiencies and to create value. In this series, we 1) address the business challenges and market trends that affect real estate strategy formulation and 2) introduce various tools and approaches that enable organizations to optimize the value that they receive from their major physical assets.

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Topics: real estate, facilities management, population health management

Knowledge Sharing Among Healthcare Industry Experts: Ambulatory Care Part 2

Posted by Jennifer O'Donnell on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM

When the group reconvened in February 2015, we took the discussion a step further, getting into the nitty gritty details of site selection. Delving into this topic with perspectives from a versatile group offered valuable insight in an hour and a half’s time, which can have long-lasting benefits (as evidenced by the participants strategizing to find ways to help one another!)

The following sections summarize our second session:

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Topics: real estate, Deloitte, array architects

Knowledge Sharing Among Healthcare Industry Experts: Ambulatory Care Part 1

Posted by Jennifer O'Donnell on Mar 18, 2015 at 5:12 PM

In leading a design firm’s business development initiatives, I closely follow healthcare delivery trends and how clients look to better serve their patients and communities, and how facilities can support these goals. Attending conferences and symposiums provides the opportunity to learn what trends came about from changes in the healthcare delivery landscape, and how a particular system’s response to these changes influences their physical assets and generate the need for new or improved facilities. A common trend that gets the most attention at these events is the shift from inpatient space to outpatient facilities and the key drivers of the ambulatory care model.

Partnering with Deloitte since 2012, Array offers a forum for healthcare facility leaders around the nation to come together for an interactive discussion via telesuite technology provided by Deloitte (for more detailed information about these events, please click here). The New York City market found so much value in having their peers as sounding boards at these gatherings, that Array and Deloitte decided to offer a supplemental meeting, providing a more intimate setting where people are comfortable sharing their experiences and greatest challenges. In December 2014 and February 2015, the newly formed group gathered to tackle the popular subject matter mentioned above, ambulatory care.

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Topics: real estate, healthcare, array architects

How to Navigate the Changing Healthcare Real Estate Market

Posted by Noah Tolson on Mar 04, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Featured in Healthcare Global, October 2014

While the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has garnered a lot of attention, there are significant trends associated with its implementation that are impacting healthcare real estate.

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Topics: developer, planning, real estate, medical office building, architecture, healthcare design, ACA, Affordable care act, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design, Noah Tolson