Weekly News Roundup: June 5, 2020
COVID-19 Hospital Command Centers
With typical hospital command center planning, organizations and teams prepare for short- and mid-term emergency responses. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, is driving the need for a command center strategy to handle a mid- or long-term event with no known endpoint, calling for unique planning and advanced data and analytics support. In this week’s news roundup: how data transforms the hospital command center to pandemic proportions; hospitals prepare for disaster season in the COVID-19 era; hospital innovation in the new normal; and more.
How Data Transforms the Hospital Command Center to Pandemic Proportions
Hospital command center leaders have never had to run an incident response on the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas a typical emergency event (e.g., flooding, earthquakes, multi-vehicle collisions, or shootings) causes rapid patient influx with an identifiable starting and stopping point, the novel coronavirus has an ongoing, inestimable impact.
Hospitals Prepare for Disaster Season in the COVID-19 Era
It was only a matter of time before a more common catastrophe—such as flooding—layered itself on top of the COVID-19 pandemic. MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland had relatively fewer COVID-19 patients compared with the rest of the state before devastating floods struck.
Hospital Innovation in the New Normal: Three Accelerated Trends
The COVID-19 pandemic forced health systems to reevaluate care delivery, including a transition to virtual care and accelerating their operational and digital transformation journeys. Now, innovation leaders are seizing the momentum for rapid change and scaling these capabilities to provide seamless experiences, increase access, and attract new patients.
An Industry Look At Healthcare In The Time Of COVID-19
Everyone has been impacted by COVID-19. There has been press coverage on the multitude of downstream implications on our health, finances, and the way we live. However, there has not been in-depth coverage of the long-standing impacts of the Coronavirus on our healthcare industry. There are numerous implications that may not be widely known and understood.