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Perspectives and Futures in Ambulatory Care

The continuing shift to ambulatory settings for patient care is the result of the confluence of expanding capability, enabling technology, economics, and consumer demand. While new ambulatory facilities allow healthcare systems to remain at the forefront of medicine and create great opportunity, they also raise unparalleled challenges in the regulatory and reimbursement landscape. These challenges will force you to rethink the full breadth of facility design and clinical operations to ensure that your care center helps you manage your patient demographic, expand access to care, advance the globalization of medicine, and provide flexibility for the future changes in ambulatory delivery.

Our ambulatory care team understands how opportunities for new solutions in ambulatory care arise through a combination of strategic business planning, sophisticated operational planning, an increased awareness of the importance of patient experience, creative facility approaches, and inspiration from outside industries. In response to this shifting landscape, we’ve developed a brochure that examines four major categories of ambulatory care delivery influencers – experience, intelligent technology, sustainable enterprise, and new business models – along with disruptors in each of those categories, demonstrating our understanding of what’s on the horizon for ambulatory care.