Utilizing Technology to Impact Healthcare Development

January 17, 2022 0 Comments

As technology has advanced, so has the healthcare industry. New devices and software programs are benefitting healthcare on several different levels. From smartwatches that can monitor individual heart rates to Building Information Modeling (BIM) that can assist in developing extensive healthcare facilities, technology is improving health maintenance across the world. With this comes an abundant amount of data and analytics that experts can evaluate to progress the industry. In a recent sit down with Ken Henry, Senior Vice President of Development at Pacific Medical Buildings (PMB LLC), and Eli Dresner, Managing Director of Client Solutions at Pivotal Analytics, we gain three insights into utilizing technology to impact healthcare development:

1.       Ask Questions

2.       Consistently Balance the Quantitative and Qualitative Data

3.       Study Healthcare Data and Reach out to Leading Data Providers 

Ask Questions

Eli, who works for Pivotal Analytics, a technology development firm dedicated to the transformation of health system planning and care delivery management1, suggests that those involved in the development of healthcare facilities be curious and ask a lot of questions. He states that "the data integration and utilized information comes from asking interesting questions about the market." What data assets can you utilize to have a quantitative leg to stand on? Where can you get insight that previously wasn't available? By asking specific questions and exploring different data assets and insights, you will gain new perspectives. Different outlooks will benefit you when it comes to developing various healthcare amenities as you can build for the needs and desires of varying communities and socioeconomic classes. 

Consistently Balance the Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Eli also advises healthcare developers to balance the quantitative and qualitative data consistently; listen to the data provider the same way you would listen to the doctor or patient. In our sit down with Eli, he states that "the data provider generally will never have the boots-on-the-ground knowledge of a market." As much as the data provider can tell from their data, insights, and models, they still do not fully understand what is happening in a given market because they do not live in it day-to-day. By pairing the quantitative information from data providers with the qualitative information from healthcare workers, developers will gain a more insightful look into the market. With this, they will better understand what to look for when constructing future facilities.

Study Healthcare Data and Reach out to Leading Data Providers

Ken Henry from Pacific Medical Buildings, a healthcare real estate developer, advises construction companies, architects, engineering firms, and consultants "to learn more and study healthcare data as much as possible" and to "reach out to leading data providers." This will help you understand the language of health system providers and better understand the industry's challenges. By working with a data provider such as Pivotal Analytics, developers will gain better insight into the marketplace, allowing them to build more efficient and effective healthcare accommodations. Ken states that "getting to know a group like Pivotal will definitely be beneficial regardless of what type of company you work with."

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving and adapting to meet the needs of the diverse world in which we live. With progressing technology and data, developers have the potential to enhance health maintenance continuously. By asking questions, balancing quantitative/qualitative data, and partnering with leading data providers, developers will positively impact the healthcare industry.  Listen to our podcast with Ken and Eli, Utilizing Technology to Impact Healthcare Development, to learn more.

Resources:

1.    https://www.pivotal-analytics.com/about

Links:

Connect with Ken on LinkedIn
Follow PMB LLC on LinkedIn
Visit PMB LLC on the web here 
Email Ken at khenry@pmbllc.com

Connect with Eli on LinkedIn
Follow Pivotal on LinkedIn
Visit Pivotal on the web here 
Email Eli at edresner@array-analytics.io

Connect with Valerie Bono 
Connect with Chris Epps 


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