Primary Care Office

Keeping Pulse with What Consumers Want from Primary Care


Physicians and medical practices looking to attract new clients and develop loyal patients need to understand how patients work. Patients typically wait until they’re sick before they select a provider.

So, whoever they see for this season’s flu will likely be who they return to for other services. Where a patient receives important episodic care influences and often decides where they’ll go for a mammogram or a physical. Given they had a good experience, of course.

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Viral-Outbreak

How Medical Offices Should Communicate to Patients About Viral Outbreaks


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across every populated continent, and as of March 2020 has infected over a hundred thousand people and killed thousands. With outbreaks now occurring throughout the US at the community level, medical providers need to have systems in place to handle patients seeking care, assistance, or information. Here’s how medical offices can share vital information with both staff and patients.

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Mixed-Use

Medical Office Buildings Are the New Mixed-Use Developments


We’re all familiar with mixed-use developments: large spaces that meld different types of buildings, and which function as a sort of community hub drawing people from all walks of life. While these sorts of developments have long been associated with commercial, retail, and residential spaces, we’re increasingly seeing the same principles being applied to medical office buildings (MOBs).

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Consolidation

Trend Watch: Medical Practice Consolidation and its Benefits


Is your practice considering merging with or acquiring another medical practice? You’re not alone. We’re seeing it happen across the board, from university systems to localized specialized physician groups working together to provide the right care to their patients. Medical practice consolidation is a great way to generate more revenue while combining overheads and reducing costs.

Let’s explore why medical practice consolidation is a hot trend.

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Patient-Service-Mix

Leveraging the Patient Service Mix in Medical Real Estate


If you’re considering expanding your medical office, signing a new lease, or moving to a new office, it’s essential to examine the patient service mix of your area. This necessary market research will provide invaluable insight into patient volumes and potential demand for service, allowing you to make smart business decisions based on usable data. Having an understanding of the patient service mix will help you gauge resource needs in terms of space, staff, equipment, and accessibility.

Here’s how to go about it.

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Optometry-Office

Tips for Planning Out Your Optometrist Office Space


December 11, 2019 For Doctors, Medical Offices

A well-planned optometrist’s office delivers improved business efficiency and better patient experience. Whether you’re opening a new optometry practice or relocating or expanding an existing one, there are specific considerations to keep in mind when planning for your space.

While searching for or creating the perfect location for your optometry practice, you’ll need to keep in mind the amount of space you’ll need, the equipment you’ll need to power, the layout you wish to achieve, and more.

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Medical Real Estate Outlook: It’s Time to Shift to Hub-and-Spoke Healthcare Delivery


The type of care that patients are seeking and receiving has changed significantly in recent years, with hospitals shifting their focus from providing urgent or emergency treatment towards general and preventive care. This change has been driven by several factors, with a general shift towards wellness, advances in medical technology, and the way that the Affordable Care Act handles billing and reimbursements among them. It’s a trend that’s going to continue.

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Medical-Office-Amenities

Using Medical Office Amenities to Retain Staff


According to the Department of Labor, the healthcare industry is set to grow 14% through 2028 – faster than any other sector. The reason for this is twofold: an aging population, along with a greater demand for medical care.

While this is potentially excellent for the bottom line of your medical practice, it brings with it some challenges: namely the recruitment and retention of staff in an increasingly competitive sector. Rapid industry growth means not only will medical offices face a possible staff shortage but retaining existing staff may become more difficult. With human capital being one of the highest costs of running a medical practice, it pays to be mindful of both how you recruit and retain staff.

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Hospital-Positioning

How to Position Your Hospital in the Market


In today’s competitive medical landscape, your hospital needs to be able to differentiate itself from other providers. Effective market positioning can have a powerful impact on how your business is performing, attracting new patients, evolving your patient mix, and drawing high-performing doctors and employees.

You may already have a brand position in mind, but before embarking upon a brand overhaul or marketing campaign, it’s vital to undertake a market analysis. Review what your competitors are doing, and gauge how the public perceives you. This will help you identify potential gaps in the market, as well as determining what needs to be done to separate you from competing hospitals or clinics.

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Point-of-Care-Testing

Point-of-Care Testing in the Physician’s Office


October 3, 2019 For Doctors, Medical Offices

Physician offices are increasingly investing in point-of-care diagnostic testing– and with good reason. On-site diagnostic capabilities not only have the potential to deliver improved patient outcomes but also to reduce practice costs.

What’s the Point?

There are numerous reasons why physicians are moving away from sending outpatient samples and towards doing their own analysis in house. These include:

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Modern-Medical-Office

What a Modern Medical Office Needs


You’ve probably got a hazy vision going of your new medical office. Maybe you’ve even got a list going. Now, you need to start solidifying what you’re looking for in a space.

Whether you’re relocating, expanding, renewing your lease or just planning ahead – you’ll want to make sure you’re meeting the needs and expectations of patients and physicians.

In fact, every office design, layout and building decision should take into consideration how it influences these two areas of your medical practice: staff efficiency and patient experience. It might be overwhelming but don’t fret.

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All-Under-One-Roof

Healthcare Trend: Putting it All Under One Hospitable Roof


December 4, 2018 For Doctors, Medical Offices

Healthcare customers are increasingly demanding a full-service, integrated approach. The same trends that are emerging in retail are at the forefront of healthcare provision. In 2018, customer-centric design is all about creating spaces that are seamless, functional and frictionless.

Healthcare customers don’t want to have to go out of their way to access a service – nor do they want to travel to multiple providers. They want to be seen promptly and in a comfortable setting. The entire experience is increasingly aligning with an all-in-one, hospitality-inspired approach.

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