Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• In the rush to quickly deploy virtual care programs during the pandemic, basic processes were sometimes overlooked. To ensure long-term success, organizations should assess whether they are delivering the best experience, determine how telehealth fits into the overall care delivery model, and examine the role trust plays in their endeavors. Read More
• The icy blast across much of the U.S. injected more confusion and frustration into the nation's COVID-19 vaccination drive this week. The snowy, slippery weather either led to the closing of vaccination sites outright or held up the necessary shipments, with delays expected to continue for days. Read More
• The shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical health and safety material and equipment that have persisted throughout the Covid-19 pandemic have made one thing clear; large organizations need to be much better prepared to operate when future devastating emergencies strike. Read More
• EHRs are one of the top clinician burnout drivers, and especially so among specialists who might need different EHR functions. Specialty-specific or bespoke EHR may be a promising approach to overcoming the limitations of general-purpose EHR and mitigating burnout among physicians by reducing the time spent sifting through large amounts of clinical data for the specific data elements they need. Read More
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