King Abdullah Financial District Business Case Analysis
A healthcare infrastructure system was needed for a new urban development of 12,000 new residents and three million square meters of commercial space in the Al Aqeeq area of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Since this area had no prior history, epidemiological approaches to building sizing were required to be used to determine the demand and space needed for the medical system.
Several scenarios were generated to assess the optimal mixture and sizing of the proposed facilities. Augmented with our software tools, our modeling team gave stakeholders the ability to play with what-if scenarios. Virtual care plans enabled us to: test various sites and combinations of services; size medical facilities using modular planning methodologies; and address changing population, medical technologies and healthcare resources.
Using an ambulatory based approach of clinics and diagnostic centers, the Aditazz team reduced the traditional assumptions of 3.4 beds/1000 people to 1.2 beds/1000 people. Initially the healthcare delivery network was to be anchored by a 150 bed hospital, however later this was optimized and the size was reduced to just 50 beds. This approach gave flexibility in balancing allocation of capital expenditure and operating expenditure. Given the unpredictable nature of demand, this approach would allow for the built space to be used as healthcare or commercial space, giving it flexibility based on the area’s actual need.
“Healthcare organizations are broadening their strategic focus to include a triple aim: providing better patient care, improving population health, and lowering costs. Aditazz is taking a radical new approach to the design, planning and construction of healthcare facilities which could provide an innovative technology in healthcare.”
Blair Sadler, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement