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Transwestern releases a new report, The Future of Healthcare Buildings

December 04, 2018

Houston – Transwestern today releases a new report, The Future of Healthcare Buildings, which summarizes responses of 21 thought leaders from healthcare-related organizations to critical questions facing the future of healthcare in the United States.

“The healthcare industry has experienced numerous disruptors in recent years, and this is only the beginning,” said Lisa Feeley, Vice President in Transwestern’s Healthcare Advisory Group and lead author of the report. “As we gain access to more data and technology advances continue to improve equipment and treatment capabilities, it is imperative to understand how the design and functionality of facilities impact service and the patient experience.”

Participants in the survey represented healthcare systems, academic medical campuses and providers as well as commercial real estate, architecture, engineering and construction firms. Several dominant themes emerged, including:

  • The increasing accessibility to data from wearables, virtual health and artificial intelligence
  • The importance of keeping pace with technological advancements
  • The need for flexible facilities that can easily adapt to future healthcare delivery approaches
  • The move to smaller and smarter facilities that incorporate more services

“Today’s healthcare buildings must accommodate current service delivery while also making it simple and economical for operators to adapt to new approaches as they are developed,” said Daina Pitzenberger, Senior Vice President and secondary author of the report. “This challenge comes as we face a potential shortfall of medical office space, according to our research. Developing a new facility can take up to two years, so designing new facilities to be flexible has never been more important.”

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