Healthcare Development Firm, Simone, Discusses 3 Trends in Healthcare Affecting Facility Management

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 General News
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BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to helping hospitals make effective decisions

that improve patient outcomes, healthcare development firm, Simone, discusses three trends in healthcare affecting facility management.

The rapid advancement of technology has changed the way all companies conduct business, but the effects

on healthcare are particularly noticeable. New trends provide both opportunities and challenges in regards to facility management making it essential for hospital administrators to guide their development decisions with the patient experience in mind.

Discussed below are three major trends in the healthcare industry and the impact they could have on facility management.

Mobile AdoptionWith mobile devices more powerful and ubiquitous than ever before, it comes as no surprise that they are becoming a vital part of the healthcare experience. In addition to providing secure mobile access to important information while in the facility itself, these devices allow medical professionals to work from wherever they happen to be as well - increasing efficiency and streamlining the workflow.

While it's important to keep security and confidentiality in mind when adding new devices to the mix, the future of healthcare will certainly heavily emphasize mobile adoption.

Increased Number of Micro-Hospitals and Acute Healthcare Facilities. While hospitals are equipped with all of the tools needed for comprehensive patient care, the fact remains that traditional hospital treatment can be prohibitively expensive and often inconvenient for patients.In response to growing demand, the industry has seen an increasing number of smaller facilities that provide quality care for issues that don't require inpatient treatment.

Healthcare organizations should recognize the convenience that these facilities provide to patients and strive to guide patients towards these valuable resources whenever appropriate.

IoT Devices. The rise of the Internet of Things has led to the surge of many "Smart" products onto the market. These have seen massive popularity with consumers, but they have significant applications in the healthcare industry as well.

Facility managers have a multitude of options to consider, with the ability to add in Smart technology that enhances HVAC, door locks, security cameras, alarms, and more. These technologies even allow for control of these aspects from mobile devices, making management of the building less time consuming when working remotely.

However, integrating new technology into the facility network should always be approached with caution to avoid potential security breaches. As IoT technology becomes even more prevalent, the decisions needed to balance utility and security will become much more common — a phenomenon that facility managers need to be prepared for.


Simone Health Development Companies is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in the acquisition and development of office, retail, industrial and healthcare properties in the New York tristate area. Headquartered in the Bronx, the privately held company owns and manages more than 5 million square feet of property in the Bronx, Westchester County, Queens, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. The company's portfolio includes more than 100 properties and ranges from multi-building office parks to retail and industrial space. The largest and most successful development from Simone Health is the 42-acre Hutchinson Metro Center office complex located directly off the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx. The first two phases of the complex, which comprise nearly 750,000 square feet of Class A office and medical space, are fully leased. Two additional phases totaling 650,000 square feet (370,000-square-foot Metro Center Atrium and 280,000-square-foot Tower Two), are completed and fully leased. Visit

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