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  Reinventing the Healthcare Delivery Model
  by Beth Leibson | Mar 14, 2014
  Repurposing space for medical use is becoming a significant trend. More and more healthcare facilities are moving physical therapy and other out-patient services away from the main hospital; frequently, this involves repurposing existing buildings.

In this six-and-a-half-minute streaming video excerpt of an HCI panel discussion, real estate and architecture experts discuss the role of repurposing retail spaces for healthcare roles. A basic retail box can work as a healthcare space, say the panelists, about 50% of the time, depending on the new purpose. A pediatrician's office, for instance, has fewer unique needs than, say, a cervical care facility. Speakers also pointed out the importance, and challenge, of repurposing retail parking for healthcare facilities.

Another important issue discussed is the need to simplify the situation for patients. It is often helpful, speakers note, to co-locate specialties into a "one-stop shopping" experience.

The guest panelists in the video are Jessica Bellman, Director of Development at Optimal Outcomes and Adrian Hagerty, Regional Vice President at ARRAY Architects.
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