Social Informatics: A New Tool for Healthcare?

The medical community has been aware of the role that social factors play in determining health outcomes for years -- but evidence of the fact has never been quite so abundantly clear.  Even a cursory glance over COVID-19 data reveals an inarguable link between infection rates, fatalities, and social determinants of health such as poverty, [...]

By |2020-10-28T12:35:10+00:00October 28th, 2020|Blog|

Here’s What COVID-19 Tells Us About the Healthcare Real Estate Industry

How could the pressures of a global pandemic shape America’s healthcare real estate market?  In the months since COVID-19’s arrival, healthcare providers have found themselves under an unprecedented amount of pressure. Resources have been stretched thin; care facilities are tracking their capacity numbers with growing concern. In the face of a global pandemic, those in [...]

By |2020-09-29T20:19:09+00:00September 29th, 2020|Blog|

Will COVID-19 Influence Healthcare Facility Design?

Perspective narrows when you’re investing in healthcare during a global pandemic. Most of us are wrestling with immediate questions: how can we help patients with COVID-19 now? How do we protect first-line responders and providers now? Which solutions can we implement to lessen the burden the crisis poses now? The list goes on.  But there’s [...]

By |2020-07-29T20:21:25+00:00July 29th, 2020|Blog|

Optimizing Provider Performance Means Supporting Organizational Culture

It’s ironic that in a profession dedicated to taking care of patients, organizational support for healthcare providers too often falls by the wayside.  These days, you can’t flip through a business magazine without coming across a headline -- or six -- extolling the importance of organizational culture. Management experts spend countless hours debating leadership tactics; [...]

By |2020-07-29T20:12:23+00:00July 29th, 2020|Blog|

Here’s How Healthcare Organizations Can Make the Most from Analytics

If a health organization doesn’t understand how to sift through the data it collects, even a massive trove of information will effectively become useless.  The healthcare industry is a font of information. This is by necessity; patient care needs, record-keeping mandates, and compliance requirements alike demand the almost-perpetual generation of data. Care organizations accumulate mountains [...]

By |2020-05-28T16:07:53+00:00May 28th, 2020|Blog|

Considering the Potential for Growth in the Healthcare Real Estate Market

Will medical real estate become a promising new investment frontier for healthcare investors? All factors considered, the answer would appear to be yes. There is little question that the healthcare sector is well-primed for expansion -- and that provider organizations will need space to grow when it does.    One recent report from Deloitte projected [...]

By |2020-03-13T21:59:22+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog|

What Can Private Equity Do for Home Healthcare?

In recent years, private equity firms have risen to the forefront of the conversation around healthcare innovation and, in the process, firmly established themselves as drivers for change.    Their growing interest in guiding healthcare into the future speaks clearly through their increasing investments. In 2018, the number of global private equity-backed healthcare deals saw [...]

By |2020-02-24T17:56:17+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|

What the Cerner/AWS Deal Means for Healthcare Tech

Will America’s tech giants be instrumental in carrying the healthcare sector into a technology-powered future? If we take recent industry developments as indicators, the answer appears to be a resounding yes.   In early December of last year, the healthcare information services provider Cerner announced its intent to collaborate with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The [...]

By |2020-01-22T19:55:37+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Private Equity Funding Has Reached An All-Time High. What Now?

Private equity fundraising has soared to never-before-seen heights in recent years. According to statistics gathered by the financial research firm Pitchbook Data, PE firms in the United States managed to shatter fundraising records in 2019; as of November, buyout funds had raised over $246 billion for the year. This achievement continues a recent pattern of [...]

By |2019-12-19T18:12:06+00:00December 19th, 2019|Blog|

We Need to Prioritize Cybersecurity in 2020

Technology has sparked incredible advances in healthcare -- but it hasn’t done so without risk. Cybersecurity has long been a hot-button issue for the healthcare sector. For many provider organizations, a major security breach constitutes a worst-case scenario, posing a significant threat to operations, patient trust, and confidential information alike.    Moreover, those in the [...]

By |2019-12-19T18:01:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Blog|