By TABITHA PONTE
Medical Plazas are the perfect scenario for driving (perhaps in autopilot) the evolution of Healthcare: small enough to be manageable for two levels of technological advancement and innovation, patient and clinician-focused, yet large enough for analysis and management to serve a population at-large.
The Medical Plaza of the Future should, at a minimum:
- Measure and manage place performance.
- Measure and manage patient data.
- Measure and manage care/clinicians data.
- Create actionable outputs from analytics.
- Create synchronicity for all tenants.
- Create synchronicity for all patients.
- Generate, rather than deplete, resources.
- Generate and forecast care trends.
Single-source delivery firms work with Clients, usually the anchor Tenant, but at times also Investors seeking a stable source of income, to deliver this first-of-its-kind innovation in plaza development and care.
To push Health and Wellness forward, Medical Plazas have to be designed and constructed for the benefit of both ends, the care recipient and the care giver, but also with the bigger picture in mind:
How does this type of care, this one caregiver and group of caregivers, and this one care recipient and patient micro population play a part in the system in a more global scale?
In positively affecting the Micro, in the Medical Care Plaza of the Future, one can start to steer for the positive effect on the Macro that is Healthcare.
Tabitha Ponte, AIA is the CEO of a Woman-Led, Woman-Owned Professional Architecture and Construction Services Firm, specializing in Single-Source Delivery, Resources Management, and Best Outcomes, serving exclusively the Healthcare Market Sector. Visit www.pontehealth.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.