Healthcare facilities' renovations and new construction are building in operational efficiencies, increasing patient convenience and creating opportunities for clinical collaboration, according to an article on the Trustee magazine website.
As health systems move from a fee-for-service to a value-based model, the physical environment must be adjusted to support the change.
Most organizations are working to deliver better care at less expense, and remodels and new construction are opportunities to make significant progress on those fronts, the article said.
Thoughtful design and construction can help to offset shrinking reimbursement. Building in operational efficiencies can accelerate patient flow and increase providers’ capacity, while sustainable materials and structures reduce energy and maintenance spending.
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