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Hospital In many locales, providers are building free-standing emergency rooms and “microhospitals,” or neighborhood hospitals that typically include emergency rooms and beds for short-stay recovery. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As treatment costs in traditional hospital settings continue to escalate, health care providers are increasingly shifting to smaller facilities for both inpatient and outpatient care — including “hospital-at-home” care. Meanwhile, many traditional hospital facilities are being repurposed for specialized care, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.

For all types of facilities, health care providers are increasingly using telemedicine, as well as data analytics to improve their delivery of care, as well as enhance preventative medicine.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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