For the US healthcare system, returning back to normal will not be easy. In a pre-vaccine world, hospitals have to safely handle large volumes of highly infectious patients while still managing routine, non-Covid-19 patient care. This presents multi-faceted challenges that healthcare organizations now face.
In a short amount of time, hospitals have rapidly adjusted to meet the demands brought on by the first wave of Covid-19, but patient surges, staff shortages, and supply shortages have weakened the health system’s capacity to address the pandemic. Now that it is better understood how the virus is spread, returning back to normal is all about implementing structural changes that help hospitals overcome the multifaceted challenge of prioritizing employee and patient safety while still providing quality care across the board.
Digital solutions can support healthcare organizations that are adapting to this new normal. Using integrated solutions that include IoT technology, remote patient monitoring, advanced data analytics, and real-time stakeholder feedback – hospitals can keep staff safe, while providing excellent care to patients.
For more details on this, check out our white paper “Back to Work After Covid-19: Healthcare’s New Normal.”