Weekly News Roundup: May 8, 2020
The Role of Data in COVID-19 Recovery
As the country moves toward the next phase of its COVID-19 response, leaders will need to leverage data analytics to stay ahead of the virus and safely reopen. In this week’s news roundup: how big data analytics will factor into the next phase of COVID-19; restarting elective surgery in the COVID-19 era; how one health system used analytics to understand the financial impacts of COVID-19 and aid their elective surgery restart; and more.
How Will Big Data Analytics Factor into the Next Phase of COVID-19?
As the U.S. begins to reopen the economy, big data analytics tools will play a big role in mitigating the impact of COVID-19. Read More
Restarting Elective Surgery in the COVID-19 Era
As the number of overall Covid-19 cases peaks in some parts of the country, discussions have begun about plans to reduce some of the restrictions adopted to minimize the spread of the virus. One of the biggest topics of conversation surrounds healthcare operations and when elective surgeries should resume. Read More
Data Analytics Essential Before Next Coronavirus Surge, Health System CIOs Say
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of robust data analytics and reporting efforts for health systems, and despite budget shortfalls, many organizations plan to continue moving forward with their data-centric projects over the next several months. Read More
Analytics Accelerates COVID-19 Elective Surgery Restart
Banner Health needed to understand the financial impact and develop a recovery plan that would allow it to resume providing high-quality surgical care to its patients and improve financial performance. The data required to understand the financial impact and develop a comprehensive recovery plan to resume surgeries was buried in the EMR and financial systems, making it challenging. Read More
Coronavirus: Ten Considerations for Resuming Elective Surgery
When the crisis level of the coronavirus pandemic passes, healthcare providers will need sophisticated strategies to restart elective surgery. Read More