Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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48 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | MCDM AG.COM The healthcare landscape is transforming. Almost a quarter of the U.S. population is considered Baby Boomers, which means that 65 million people are in their 60s and 70s at this very moment. Approximately 117 million people in the U.S. are dealing with one or more chronic health conditions. That is 36 percent of the entire population who are faced with disease management. These factors are elevating demand for an expanded continuum of care, new and up- graded facilities and more service provid- ers, and further increasing costs for the variety of payors actually footing the bill for healthcare, e.g., government programs, employers and insurance companies. Payors are looking for ways to provide a higher level of ongoing care with bet- ter outcomes while reducing expenses. Acknowledging this payor and patient change, healthcare providers are making a conscious shift in their delivery model to meet these cost and quality challenges, which focuses on value-based care rather than volume-based services. It is this emphasis on value-based models that is generating the need for comprehensive, Dynamics of Planning Healthcare delivery models, patient needs infl uence outpatient facility design BY HAEWON KIM-LABROAD Co-location of clinical staff and providers in a central location reduces travel distances, increasing effi ciency. > Right: The linear team center model features a layout with exam rooms surrounding a core support and charting area.

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