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Jan 12, 2021
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic turbulence last year, some of America’s largest companies were forced to reexamine their strategies to disrupt health care in an effort to reduce costs, increase access and forge stronger bonds with consumers. Some, like Amazon, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart, added to the number of their early brick-and-mortar primary care locations to serve their customers or employees.
Dec 22, 2020
While it’s been difficult this year to predict what the next month will bring for health care, a few longer-term impacts are much clearer, including how digital health will continue to be transformed. Here are three predictions for 2021 by health care thought leaders.
Dec 22, 2020
Collaboration among rural health care executives will be critical during this transformative period when the field begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. To explore the new landscape in greater detail, the nation’s top leaders will come together during the virtual AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Feb. 17-18.
Dec 15, 2020
COVID-19 has upended priorities for hospitals and health systems in nearly all areas of leadership focus, including digital health innovation. Expanding and accelerating the shift to telehealth has become priority No. 1, with other technology initiatives put on hold or slowed down due to budgetary constraints and uncertainty about the future.
Dec 15, 2020
In an effort to advance ideation and expand collaboration to improve health care, the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem Innovators’ network (iNET) has launched the Greenhouse initiative. Health care innovators outside the VA now will be able to collaborate directly with iNET sites across the country to connect with a pool of engaged and equipped front-line health care professionals, millions of end users and more to design future health care solutions.
Dec 15, 2020
Using technology like artificial intelligence and data to target at-risk and vulnerable populations is still at a nascent stage, but progress is being made. The population health team at Cleveland Clinic has developed a risk-stratification algorithm to help identify those in need of resources, leading to sharp reductions in hospitalization rates among high-risk patients with comorbidities.
Dec 8, 2020
The latest COVID-19 surge has led to record levels of hospitalizations and deaths, and health care professionals (HCPs) are suffering heavy casualties as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as of Dec. 2, more than 247,000 HCPs had contracted COVID-19 and 843 had died from the virus.
Dec 8, 2020
Recent research into telehealth adoption found that providers’ satisfaction was directly proportional to the amount of input they had in program design and rollout within their institutions. This speaks to the importance of engaging with physicians and others who provide virtual care services.
Nov 24, 2020
Leaders need to think strategically about the pandemic’s impact on health care in the near and long term and plan for a future defined by resilience and innovation while maintaining an unwavering commitment to high-quality care. Futurescan 2021-2016: Health Care Trends and Implications offers key data and insights on the clinical, operational and strategy landscape, and explores the pandemic’s ramifications.
Nov 24, 2020
Hospitals and health systems have demonstrated innovative leadership in acute care response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge going forward will be to continue the energy and enthusiasm of distributed, team-based, rapid problem-solving and use it to address other problems that organizations now face.
 

Resources

Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.

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