The coronavirus pandemic has increased the growth of telemedicine and ambulatory services, forcing hospitals to adjust, according to an article on the BisNow website.
Before COVID- 19, about 11 percent of patients accessed telehealth services.Since then, 46 percent changed their in-person visits to online.
Telehealth is expected to change the way health systems think about space. Virtual will be built into the healthcare model.
Meanwhile, health systems are struggling and adjusting. Philadelphia’s Jefferson Health has temporarily paused new capital improvement projects to hospitals because of the pandemic. announced plans in June to build a 450K SF ambulatory care clinic across the street from its flagship hospital.
The Center for Connected Care at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is investing $1 million to expand partnership with the Mayo Clinic practice, according to a Healthcare IT News article.