Technology poised to alter the healthcare real estate picture

Not only is technology changing patient healthcare experience, it is also affecting real estate, according to a new report from Transwestern and IMEG. Because patients can receive medical attention at home more than ever, the usage of medical buildings are serving a different purpose.  Over time, experts predict that medical facilities will be developed at lower-cost sites connected to big data analytics — focusing on urgent care, wellness and telemedicine centers, electronic consults, remote monitoring and the like. Micro-hospitals, where small neighborhood hospitals offer care tailored to the specific needs of the community, will become more relevant. Medical office buildings, meanwhile, won’t disappear. Instead they will shift focus as the prime spot for education, preventive care, and outpatient procedures and surgeries.

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