The surge of patients caused by COVID-19 will undoubtedly affect how healthcare is delivered once the current situation passes. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 changes we’re anticipating from a strategic and operational healthcare perspective on the other side of the curve, in the next few months as well as over the next couple of years.
- Immediate optimization of all procedural capacity and operations
- Reevaluation and reprioritization of capital expenditures
- Dedicated primary and specialty care clinical pathways for post-COVID-19 patients
- Substantial increase in mental health countermeasures
- Adoption of telehealth to broaden applicable diagnoses (primary and specialty care)
- Centralization of supplies by systems, regions, states, and national
- Enhanced federal and state regulation regarding isolation capabilities
- More POC testing moving to the home, leveraging telehealth
- Enhanced security, public control, and infectious disease policies and procedures
- Patient experience metrics to include infectious disease prevention
Watch Michelle Mader talk about the top 10 strategic and operational changes we expect post-COVID-19.