Current trends driving the future of healthcare real estate encourages divestment out of health system real estate ventures or restructuring of existing spaces, according to an article on the HIT Consultant website. These trends include:
- Telehealth. According to HHS numbers, telehealth use is up around 50 percent in primary care settings since the beginning of the pandemic. The Center for Connected Care at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for instance, is investing $1 million to expand partnership with the Mayo Clinic practice, according to a Healthcare IT News article.
Convenient outpatient services. Health system expansion may mean satellite offices in high traffic areas
- Value-based care transitions. Trends show a move towards lower-cost facilities that provide preventive care.
- Pandemic precautions. Bilateral operations are likely to be maintained even during more normal operations.
- Technology. Health systems are reevaluating their assets and make room for new technology.
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