Feature Story: The healthcare delivery model is changing fast

ASCs are playing a key role, The Advisory Board and Cushman & Wakefield say

By John B. Mugford

Aaron Mauck of The Advisory Board told Cushman & Wakefield webcast viewers that financial challenges are “reshaping the physical footprint priorities” of providers. (HREI photo)

The great shift in where services can and are being delivered is certainly all the rage in the healthcare industry, as many professionals involved say doing so provides greater convenience and better access for patients in what certainly can be considered a consumer-centric era.

However, while pleasing patients is a worthy goal, shifting to a variety of alternative care sites is actually an essential step for the survival of a wide range of providers, most notably larger health systems and physician practices.

Yet making this shift is not necessarily an easy endeavor, and doing so continues to get increasingly complicated.

This was a big part of the message conveyed during a webinar last week that featured Aaron Mauck, a health system advisor and consultant who is the managing director and executive partner with Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board.

“There is a big sea change here, and there is going to be a broad trend toward

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