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Feature Story: Most patients have been slow to embrace telehealth

‘We’re not Open Table yet… They still want to talk to somebody,’ Colliers panelists say 

The Colliers National Healthcare Conference panel titled “Navigating Real Estate Strategy And Decision Making In A Landscape Of Continued Provider Margin Pressure” included Sharon Carter of Ankura (moderator), Michael Becker of Lurie Children’s Hospital, Jim Bicak of Sinai Health System, Patricia Leonard of NorthShore University HealthSystem and Mark Yagerlener of Ascension. (HREI photo)

CHICAGO — It’s likely that a good percentage of professionals involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) are curious about how advances in technology, including telehealth and e-visits, will affect medical facilities in the years to come.

It looks as if health system executives would like to know as well.

During the Colliers National Healthcare Conference, held Sept. 12-13 in Chicago, a panel of health system executives talked about the effect that technology is currently having, and could have in the future, on the delivery of care and bricks-and-mortar medical facilities.

The topic was part of a larger conversation moderated by healthcare consultant Sharon Carter, managing director with Chicago-based Ankura, that also touched on a variety of subjects affecting health systems.

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