Even as we move forward and see glimmers of post-pandemic life, there are reminders everywhere of COVID-19’s impact. The invisible virus exposed visible chasms in society, far deeper than many might have ever imagined.
Trends in Health and Healthcare
The future is uncertain with COVID-19, and it is unlikely things will ever go back to “normal.” again. But, there are hidden “blessings” too.
COVID-19 will impact everyone sooner or later, in ways that are simply inconvenient for some and completely life-changing for many others. The novel coronavirus is unseen by the human eye and not physically perceived in 40 – 60% of individuals who are infected. How do you combat a threat you can’t see and may not feel?
COVID-19 has focused a bright light on a long-standing and growing danger – physician stress and burnout – in a way that makes it evident to all. The novel coronavirus is exposing many societal inequities and areas of vulnerability resulting from years of neglect and failures to effectively and proactively plan for the future.
Changes in healthcare are moving at lightning speed. There are 4 trends that should have your focused attention regardless of where you sit as a stakeholder in the system.