The coronavirus pandemic has already exacted an incalculable toll, but we likely won’t fully understand its lasting effects on our way of life for years to come. Already it is changing the way patients look at and approach their healthcare.
In only a matter of months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken a shocking toll on the United States. But no one is bearing the brunt of the crisis more than medical professionals and institutions. Far from being a singular problem, the pandemic has exasperated and worsened many of the challenges US healthcare has struggled with for years.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a huge turning point for healthcare. Practices have learned (the hard way) that conventional ways of running their businesses are inefficient and far from future-proof. It’s a call to action for adopting new and innovative ways to provide care.
Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, practices across the country have to adjust the way they operate. Keeping your practice and patients safe from the coronavirus will require changes to the workflow of your office, but it is also an opportunity to take steps for the future.