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TAKE FIVE
SETH SARGENT
The vice president of healthcare at
Hoar Construction (Birmingham, Ala.)
discusses the top five trends and issues
getting his attention right now.
1. TELEMEDICINE'S STAYING POWER
Social distancing forced telemedicine to become the standard for an interim
period, and it will be interesting to see if this trend holds. In-person
physician office encounters will likely decline as more patients become
comfortable with the technology. With potentially fewer patients in waiting
rooms, how will space be repurposed? Will we see dedicated telemedicine
spaces for providers to interact virtually?
2. FOCUS ON LOCAL
Even with the presence and growth of national provider brands, healthcare
is still a very local business. As people are commuting less and working remotely
more, we're seeing major metro areas continue to pull people back
into an urban setting by creating live/work/play communities. Health systems
are partnering with these retail, entertainment, fitness, and senior
living developments to enable them to interact with individuals every day.
3. MORE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
While pandemic-related uncertainty as well as the coronavirus relief bill,
which propped up already financially strained systems, slowed mergers
and acquisitions, activity will pick back up as the rescue package fades and
healthy systems look to protect their turf and grow. As a result, we'll see an
increased need for design uniformity and creativity throughout hospital
systems as they compete for consumers' business.
4. FLEXIBILITY REMAINS KEY
The pandemic underscored the need for flexibility in healthcare design as
nontraditional spaces were converted into ICU patient rooms, triage areas,
and waiting rooms, while field hospitals popped up by the week. Projects
that were already under construction had to pivot midstream to accommodate
changing needs and new requirements. It's up to design teams and
general contractors to work together to ensure that flexibility remains top
of mind for everyone.
5. MOVING TO MODULAR CONSTRUCTION
Modular construction in healthcare remains a hot topic with many benefits,
including speed to completion, uniformity and consistency of design,
and possible reduced cost to manufacture. However, there are still some
efficiencies to be gained in price and manufacturing time. When modular
units truly impact all three components of the triple constraint-quality,
cost, and time-we'll see full adoption within the industry. 
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Healthcare Design October 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design October 2021

Healthcare Design October 2021
Editorial
Special Delivery
Art Corner
Take Five With Seth Sargent
In Focus Baby Steps
In Focus Product Spotlight Flooring
The Center
Women's & Children's Health Portfolio
Face Time
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Healthcare Design October 2021 - Art Corner
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Healthcare Design October 2021 - Take Five With Seth Sargent
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