June 2021

March 2021

Top 4 Considerations for Ambulatory Asset Planning

March 24th, 2021|Categories: Ambulatory|Tags: , , , , |

As systems move to meet patients where they are in their health journey and see a continued shifting of services to the ambulatory settings, there are four key aspects to consider in refining and redefining one’s ambulatory portfolio.

February 2021

Impact of Retail Health and “Non-Traditional” Competitors on Ambulatory Environment

February 9th, 2021|Categories: Ambulatory, Patient Care|Tags: , , , , , |

The traditional ambulatory environment is facing increased pressures from retail health clinics and other non-traditional competitors. Increasingly, consumers are entrusting their healthcare with non-health sectors.

January 2021

Top Healthcare Design Trends for 2021

January 12th, 2021|Categories: Operations, Patient Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

To say that 2020 was difficult for hospitals and health systems would be an understatement. The industry is at a pivotal point of disruption. We see four major trends emerging that will affect healthcare design in 2021.

December 2020

Hospital Activation: Breaking Down the “Day in the Life” Event

December 1st, 2020|Categories: Operations, Patient Care, Transition Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hearing the phrase “Day in the Life (DITL)” during the activation of a new healthcare space is common, but what does that really mean? The first day of operations isn’t the time to find out something major is missing in the new space.

November 2020

Are Hospital Outpatient Surgery Centers Destined to Be the “Radio Star”?

November 18th, 2020|Categories: Ambulatory|Tags: , , , , , |

In today’s telehealth world, we’re seeing a demand for services to be brought into our homes, but since surgery is a service that can’t be done remotely, we haven’t heard much about how this changing dynamic will affect the surgery arena.

The Tipping Point: COVID-19 Positions to End the Decades-long Battle for Telehealth Reimbursement

November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Patient Care|Tags: , , , , |

You don’t necessarily have to be in the healthcare industry to see that COVID-19 has changed the way we approach the delivery of healthcare services. With disruption comes positive change, and one area seeing momentum is within the adoption of telehealth.

September 2020

Predicting the Future of Healthcare Needs

September 30th, 2020|Categories: Patient Care|Tags: , , , , , |

We’ve heard the expression “Hindsight is 20/20,” but that doesn’t mean we have to move forward blindly. Artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics are increasingly helping us better anticipate the future and, from a population health perspective, are informing tools to aid in disease prevention and locate areas that need healthcare resources.

Moving to a New Building? Invest in Change Management

September 17th, 2020|Categories: Operations, Patient Care, Transition Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

For new initiatives to stick and truly make an impact, change management is a must. When working with new construction, arguably a system’s largest initiative, change management should be at the forefront of your discussions.

August 2020

Technology’s Impact on Perioperative Spaces

August 26th, 2020|Categories: Operating Room, Space Allocation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The one thing that the current pandemic is teaching us is that technology is going to play a larger part in how healthcare is delivered in the future. Specifically, technology will have a significant impact on the square footage requirements within the acute care perioperative space.

July 2020

Preparing to Respond to The Challenges of COVID-19 – The Second Wave – Part 2

July 6th, 2020|Categories: Operations|Tags: , , , , , |

Just as critical as building a coordinated response to a pandemic is protecting your staff members while they're working long hours in difficult conditions.

June 2020

Preparing to Respond to the Challenges of COVID-19 – The Second Wave – Part 1

June 29th, 2020|Categories: Operations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The vulnerabilities of our healthcare system have been made painfully apparent, and longer-term structural reforms are necessary to sustain healthcare systems into the future.

The Support of (and Resistance to) the OR Flip Room

June 16th, 2020|Categories: Efficiency, Operations, Utilization|Tags: , , , , , |

Outside of “How do I (the hospital) improve first case on-time start and room turnover?” the next most asked question for surgeries is, “Do the metrics include our flip rooms, and how is providing more than one room to physicians affecting those metrics?”

May 2020

How Consolidated Service Centers Can Ensure Resources during Healthcare Disasters – Part 2

May 18th, 2020|Categories: Operations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

With the right planning and integration of all stakeholders, the CSC can serve as the hub connecting the patient, provider, manufacturer, distributor, public sector, and federal response teams.

How Consolidated Service Centers Can Ensure Resources during Healthcare Disasters – Part 1

May 13th, 2020|Categories: Optimization|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The sheer volume and clinical complexity of the healthcare supply chain creates vulnerabilities and infrastructure strains when confronted with issues such as a pandemic. Health systems must plan appropriately for disruptions in their supply and prepare to meet patient care demands.

April 2020

Reevaluating Critical Care Needs after the Pandemic

April 29th, 2020|Categories: Capacity|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s doubtful that we’ll see hospitals convert a majority of their medical/surgical beds into ICU beds. However, we anticipate that facilities will reevaluate projected ICU bed need.

What to Consider When Reopening a Department

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Operations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The top priority when reopening hospital departments is staff and patient safety. There are a number of steps you can take to create a safe environment for reintroducing programs that have been reduced or closed during the COVID pandemic.

Worrying about Integrating Patients Back into Your Surgical Services?

April 24th, 2020|Categories: Capacity, Operations, Patient Care|Tags: , , , , , |

CMS has issued their initial guidelines and key providers in surgery have released their recommended roadmap for resuming elective surgeries, but where do you start?

It’s Past Time to Move to Telehealth

April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Operations, Patient Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Many are delaying shifting to telehealth because they are overwhelmed by creating the perfect environment for providers and patients. In the end, waiting to execute a telehealth plan until it is absolutely perfect will just hinder the transition.

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