The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) has twice engaged industry experts in a colloquium to envision the future of health care facilities. Looking at demographic, technological, reimbursement, and behavioral and social factors, the participants engaged in a scenario planning exercise to assess where health care is likely to be delivered in the future and what types of facilities will be needed to support patient care. Key findings from these gatherings will influence development of the 2018 FGI Guidelines documents along with changes in the revision process that FGI hopes will increase its rigor and offer more experts an opportunity to participate in content development. FGI board members will present a summary of the colloquium results and briefly discuss plans for the next Guidelines revision cycle.
This session will enable attendees to:
Discuss what types of health care services are likely to be housed in the health care facilities of the future.
Identify which types of health care facilities will expand and which will shrink to accommodate the changing health care market.
Describe how FGI is reinventing the Guidelines revision process to more rigorously examine, balance, and document its requirements using available evidence.
Explain how cost/benefit assessments will be used to influence final Guidelines language.