March - 2016

The New Medical Office Building: 7 Things to Know About Today’s Outpatient Clinic

Daylight floods a comfortably furnished room where 10 patients sit in a circle, listening to an orientation by a registered nurse. Ranging from 40 years old to 70-something, all have Type 2 diabetes. Most of the 90-minute session will consist of a freewheeling discussion with an endocrinologist, encompassing symptoms, prognoses, prescriptions, and daily care.

NPR Poll Finds Most Americans Feel ACA Had No Personal Impact

Americans are divided on the effects of the Affordable Care Act within their communities, according to a recent poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Boston-based Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

Walgreens, CVS Clinics May Increase Costs

Retail clinics may be creating new demand that adds to the rising cost of healthcare rather than reduces medical spending, according to a new analysis of the primary care option made popular by CVS Health CVS +0.98% and Walgreens.

Freestanding EDs: The New Hospital Front Door

One of the newest programs and building types being developed within the healthcare industry is the freestanding emergency department (FSED). These projects are growing in popularity as hospitals and healthcare systems strategize ways to provide improved, responsive care in the most cost-effective physical environment possible.

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