The New Medical Office Building: Seven Things to Know about Today’s Outpatient Clinic

Sep 10, 2013

The traditional medical office building, designed to accommodate unrelated tenant groups in cookie-cutter suites, may be hard-pressed to accommodate emerging treatment models such as the SMA. Traditional MOBs typically lack appropriate spaces for affiliated, interdisciplinary physician groups, and they’re often inconvenient. Patients must travel to the MOB, which may be near a hospital but far from home, and then make further stops for imaging, lab work, therapy, or pharmacy services. Meanwhile, courtesy of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare systems are gearing up for a huge pool of newly insured patients, many of whom have relied on emergency rooms for primary care.

Julie Higginbotham
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