“There’s no longer going to be a distinction among acute, ambulatory and virtual; it’s going to be one care ecosystem,” said Hank Capps, MD, in a recent podcast. And that means the ability to be nimble and shift “is going to be really important.”
Through its recently announced partnership, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente aim to “expand access to care that combines the comforts of home with the expertise of hospitalists,” according to John Halamka and Paul Cerrato, who discuss its unique components in this blog.
One of many things Covid has taught us? “The current care models can’t remain in place,” according to John Halamka, MD, and Paul Cerrato of Mayo Clinic Platform, who dig deep into one possible option: hospital-at-home programs.
When it comes to telehealth is that the industry has grown by “leaps and bounds” since early 2020. But if the momentum is to continue, there’s still a lot of “critical work” that needs to be done, according to Joseph Kvedar, MD.
To say that IT departments have stepped up during the Covid-19 pandemic is quite the understatement, according to Lisa Stump and Chuck Christian, who discussed the tireless efforts of their teams in supporting care delivery during a recent webinar.