April 7, 2014

On Thursday, March 27th, John Wilson, president of HSA PrimeCare, moderated the Urban Land Institute (ULI) panel discussion on Healthcare Real Estate. Panelists included Marco Capicchioni, vice president of facilities planning, design, and construction at the University of Chicago Medicine; Adam Lynch, senior director at Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council; and Gina Weldy, vice president of real estate at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare. The panelists discussed changes in the delivery of health care due to demographic shifts, regulatory legislation, economic pressures, and technological advancements; and how these changes will impact the real estate decisions of medical providers.

Following the event, John Wilson commented on the main forces influencing change in health care today in the video clip above:

As far as the number one influence of force effecting health care today, there are probably several to pick from, but there’s certainly technology advancement, demographics, regulation with the healthcare law, Obama Care, and the Affordable Care Act. Of the three, I think you know, when you get back to it, the demographics are probably the major driver with the silver tsunami if you will – the aging population. We have upwards of ten thousand baby-boomers a day turning 65.

For a detailed summary of the event, please visit ULI’s event website.

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