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The years 2021-22 have been like no other for the health care industry. COVID19 has directly/indirectly impacted all our personal/professional lives in some form or fashion. Although it's easy to label COVID19 as the enemy for the simple fact it has taken many lives, including my own mother, there are lessons that have been learned along the way thus far, and perhaps some, that should have been learned before now. 

 

The American Hospital Association (AHA), the ACHE and Becker's Hospital Review identify their top issues facing hospitals and other providers each year. Some of these issues have been on the list for consecutive years, and have no doubt been intensified with the virus. COVID19 forced us to make changes, whether we wanted to or not. While some changes were mandatory (masks) or the result of government support, other changes were (and continue to be) brought forth by the providers' strategic management/innovation to keep financially stable while continuing to offer as many as services possible, keeping in mind, the safety and quality for those they serve.  

 

 you will address two of the issues below. Some of you have already spoken in the discussion forums about short staffing. However, it is one thing to talk about it...what can be done to address it in addition to the proverbial carrot, money?  Get out of your comfort zone for this assignment, meaning if your job includes one of these areas, select something else to maximize your learning. Be current, please. As you know, what happened in March 2019 with the formal announcement of a pandemic is different than now. For all these problems, consider cost, quality, and access. Include your personal observations/experiences. If you have none, please refer to the literature

 

Identified Issues

 

1) Workforce shortages: examine what can be done to influence the number who enter the field, attrition, work/life balance/burnout and role expansion. For example, the dangers of working too many hours, work re-assignment to accommodate patient census, the use of staffing agencies, practicing at the top of provider's license/across state borders/ emergency credentialing. Required vaccination. Was the early release of med students a good idea? 

 

2) Delivery Modalities I: Telehealth: should the temporary changes in federal policy be maintained, modified, or reversed? How does recent research using telehealth compare to traditional health services? Ie. mental health?  There is much on this topic including flexibility of payment models for those providers who use it. 

 

3) Delivery Modalities II: CMS Hospital -at -Home Program:  the impact upon the chronically ill and older population was especially brutal. Although positively received by patients, not all healthcare providers were initially sold on this innovative model.  Should hospitals jump on the bandwagon with this approach?  How might it impact quality for the patient and cost for the patient and provider? What do early studies suggest?

 

4) Disaster Preparedness: how do we prepare for future emergency situations that require unexpected increases in demand for services/resources, without stockpiling costly high-tech equipment/drugs that may depreciate/expire or expanding the facility? How could a hospital system better prepare/restructure for potential future pandemics or national emergencies? 

 

5) Masks: since it has been such a controversy, I will add this subject. Should masks be here to stay for all providers ie. hospitals, physician offices? It is a known fact other rates of infection have decreased since the advent of required masks. Will it impact influenza numbers this year? 

 

6) Unnecessary documentation: as you can imagine, providers and staff had to move quickly to accommodate the upswing of patients, especially the ED and ICU units. Abbreviation of notes was implemented by process improvements in EMR phrases by some facilities to spend more time with patients and less time on paperwork. Is this an acceptable idea going forth? Should this be institutional-wide nomenclature, or could nationally accepted terms be adopted? 

 

 

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