The state of healthcare in our nation today is at the brink of significant change, as the passing of healthcare reform impacts everything from how health systems operate to the use of technology in managing and providing care. To help healthcare leaders navigate the increasingly complex environment, DPR Construction (“DPR”), a national technical builder specializing in highly complex and sustainable projects, conducted a year-long study to gather the perspectives of more than 40 CEOs, owners, designers and management consultants. The study found that health economics, healthcare delivery and buildings of the future are three key areas that will become increasingly important to the health industry over the next 10 years.
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DPR’s Future of Healthcare study also found that 17 percent of respondents agreed the formation of Accountable Care Organizations - organizations of healthcare providers who agree to be accountable for the quality, cost and overall care of those enrolled in their program - would have the greatest impact over the next five years, followed by pay-for-performance and the growth of the nation’s aging population (tied at 14 percent). Additionally, growth in implementation of universal platforms of care that offer customizable experiences will also be important, while new kinds of outpatient services will provide many of the medical functions previously confined to the hospital.
As one of the nation’s leading healthcare builders, DPR has completed more than $2.5 billion in healthcare projects, ranging from section specific renovations to new medical centers, medical research and educational facilities and assisted living facilities. Recent projects include Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley in Castro Valley, Calif. [a 2009 SNCR Award-winning client of Creative Sage], UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco, Banner M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Ariz., Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a design-build data center for HCA in Nashville, Tenn.
[Excerpts, click on the link to read more about the DPR Construction study and findings.]
Study Also Finds Accountable Care Organizations, Pay-for-Performance And Aging Population Will Have Greatest Impact Over Next Five Years
[Originally published at REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE)]
For additional study results and findings visit: http://www.dpr.com/futureofhc