When a pandemic hits, it’s not just the IT strategy that goes out the window, but the list of responsibilities tied to each role, says CIO Michael Mistretta, who talks about how Virginia Health Center responded to Covid-19.
Like most health systems, Mount Sinai had to find a way to enable caregivers to communicate with patients while also reducing the use of PPE. But unlike other systems, the NYC-based organization decided to partner with Google, says Robbie Freeman.
After analyzing the data, we know that Covid-19 testing has increased – but not enough. We know that overall visit volume is way down, and symptoms are decreasing. But what does that actually tell us? CT Lin, MD, does some digging.
Leaders at different organizations may have employed different strategies to fight Covid-19, but there’s one universal belief when it comes to the pandemic: healthcare has forever changed, said Christopher Longhurst, MD, and Rob Fields.
As nurses face an unfamiliar – and extremely powerful – enemy, they’ve shown, once again, just how valuable they are by rising to the challenge, says CNO Brian Weirich, who pays tribute to these heroes during Nursing Week.