A Healthcare Tidal Wave

Jul 20, 2020

As we continue to experience the tragic loss of life from COVID-19, the question being asked is what will be the new normal in healthcare post-pandemic. How do we plan for this new normal? When will it stabilize and become predictable? Will it stabilize at all? We are in the early stages of a tidal wave that is going to irreversibly reorder the process of care delivery. The new normal is really going to become the regular balance of profound instability. One example seen in the midst of this pandemic is large hospital systems laying off thousands of healthcare workers....

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Filed Under: changes in healthcare, concierge healthcare, covid-19, healthcare quality, hospitals, telehealth

Human Resources: A CEO’s Key Leadership Partner During COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world to a degree that has not happened in over 100 years, every organization from global corporations to small local businesses to independent ‘gig economy’ contractors became embroiled in a new reality of shutdowns, social distancing, economic uncertainty and remote work. Perhaps no business leader has been more critical to preparedness and ongoing operations than Human Resources (HR) professionals.  During a crisis like this, HR is to business as nurses are to a hospital: the first responders stabilizing the situation, coordinating continued care, taking the steps necessary to minimize damage and ensuring a...

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Filed Under: coronavirus, corporate wellness, CoV, covid-19, HR, human resources, mental status affects health, novel coronavirus

Rethinking hospital healthcare delivery

Apr 27, 2020

As most of us remain homebound facing a virus that is unprecedented in our lifetime, we are beginning to understand that returning to normal will not be returning to the lifestyle we were living before COVID-19. The transformation that we will experience in our lifestyles will impact our healthcare system. Americans have taken for granted that the system would be there to protect us when we needed it. It cost our society nearly 20% of the Gross Domestic Product to maintain the current system and we have naturally assumed it is the best in the world and will have our...

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Filed Under: changes in healthcare, covid-19, hospitals

Mental Health Cost of COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

By Mark Schlussel, CEOAs a nation we are facing a pandemic that threatens the fabric of our society -  We are aware of the need for social distancing and washing of  hands frequently. Those messages have been received.  However, as the reality of our isolation sinks in, we need to turn our attention to the mental health cost, as well as the physical and economic costs, of this pandemic.  There is no doubt in my mind that this experience will impact each one of us, no matter our background or socio-demographic. We will each never be the same as we...

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Filed Under: changes in healthcare, coronavirus, covid-19, healthcare quality, medical access, Mental Health, preventive healthcare, quarantine, social distancing, telehealth