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Commentary by Todd Perman, Executive Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Tech companies are eyeing the healthcare sector as innovation, like telemedicine and drones, mature and expose big opportunities to disrupt the status quo. We’re already seeing this trend within the industry. While it’s hard to anticipate all of the ways in which technology will impact healthcare, the article illustrates how impactful this trend could be in the near future.

Article written by Praveen Suthrom with NextServices

Every time a big boy enters healthcare, there's nervous excitement in the market.

Google entered with Verily. Apple did with HealthKit. Microsoft's always been there. With Watson,...

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Making the decision to renovate, redevelop or raze underutilized health care facilities

May 3, 2017 Michael Hanley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Randy Guillot, FAIA, LEED AP

Dotting the landscape throughout this country are underutilized or shuttered health care facilities. Although there are no hard data detailing their provenance, many likely were built between the late 1940s and late 1980s and can be traced to the Hill-Burton Act of 1946, which ignited a health care building boom.

What becomes of these buildings that are mothballed or rendered obsolete by an array of circumstances and challenges that includes everything from declining reimbursements to a rapidly changing model of care to deferred ...

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Written by Morgan Haefner | May 15, 2017 | Becker's Healthcare

Ascension's operating income climbs 41%: 5 things to know

St. Louis-based Ascension reported an operating margin of 3.8 percent for the nine months ended March 31, compared to an operating margin of 2.8 percent for the same period a year earlier, according to unaudited financial documents.

Here are five things to know about Ascension's most recent financial results.

1. The roughly 140-hospital system partially attributed its operating results to a year-over-year increase in net patient service revenue of $990 million. Ascension said the increase represents an uptick in inpatient and outpatient volumes from its acquisition of Glendale...

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Newmark and its Global Healthcare Services group has recently published its 2017 Healthcare Outlook report, and has found that despite copious uncertainties in healthcare legislation, demand for healthcare real estate investment sits at an all-time high. There is also an increased demand for capital and cost reduction, driven by consolidation and the need for innovation, which is related to consumer demands for improved access and better patient outcomes. A transition has also been taking place in construction, rental rates and absorption, as consumer demands and trends continue to evolve. The report goes into detail on four key trends outlined by the Healthcare Financial Management Associat...

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The Global Healthcare Services U.S. Healthcare Real Estate Outlook 2017 covers this year's trends in consolidation, need for capital, uncertainty with healthcare reform, value based care and consumerism as well as continued investment demand for acquiring healthcare assets. The healthcare industry continues to evolve, as it responds to the twin mandates of serving a growing patient population while controlling the rapid increase in the price of the services it delivers.

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By Anzish Mirza , Contributor | April 24, 2017

These smaller hospitals tailor health care services to meet the needs of their communities.

Small-scale inpatient facilities, known in the industry as micro-hospitals, are popping up across the country to offer medical care in underserved communities and provide provide a local alternative to the potentially long waits for emergency care at major hospitals.

The size of small ambulatory-surgery centers, micro-hospitals have an average of eight to 10 short-stay beds each and provide some of the simpler acute and emergency services commonly performed in much bigger hospitals.

Already in 19 states, according to company research, these hospitals continu...

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Newmark advised on a record volume of almost £9BN of healthcare deals in 2016, most notably Priory Group and Cambian adult services, with Q4 spiking the highest level of transactions in almost 10 years. Either side of the Christmas shoulders saw Newmark dispose of almost £400m of assets including Acer Healthcare, Helen McArdle Care and various fixed income portfolios totalling some 3,500 beds. Multiples reached c.12.5 YP for high quality portfolios, 4.50% NIY for fixed income and c.£500,000 per bed for Super Prime luxury care homes.

Predictions for 2017 are:

• New category of Super Prime for future proof luxury care homes


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Written by: Ryan King, Senior Associate, GCS Consulting | NGKF

The status-quo has no place in the healthcare sector. Every healthcare organization is continuously adapting, modernizing internal processes and leveraging technology to meet the demands of an ever-evolving and ever-more-stringent regulatory environment. The stakes don’t get any higher; failure to comply with Joint Commission standards jeopardizes vital funding streams and, more importantly, compromises patient safety.

In a departure from the Joint Commission’s previous requirement that a healthcare organization simply produce documentation verifying that it is taking remedial action on an issue flagged during an audit,...

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Pediatric experience design must evolve beyond the common mantra of “make it fun” or “make it look kid-friendly.”

Pediatric healthcare experiences can be disruptive for the whole family, no matter the seriousness of the condition. And though every family copes differently, the ultimate goal is always to restore a sense of “normalcy”.
Focusing on providing high quality healthcare should be a given. Patients and families expect this, but they also expect more from a healthcare experience. Pediatric experience design must evolve beyond the common mantra of “make it fun&rdqu...

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Written by: Robert Bach Director of Research - Americas Newmark

House Speaker Paul Ryan recently released a first draft of the American Health Care Act, the AHCA, which is designed to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare*. The bill has unleashed widespread debate focusing on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s finding that the AHCA would add 14 million to the ranks of the uninsured by 2018, a figure that would swell to 24 million by 2026, unwinding the gains in coverage made under Obamacare. The bill’s supporters counter that much of this increase will be by choice, because the bill eliminates Obamacare’s manda...

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