The COVID-19 pandemic impacted New York City severely. As a radiology resident, I was unsure how my role would change as the pandemic unfolded. Like many hospital systems in New York City, my department was asked to assist in the clinical care of patients during the dramatic surge of admissions related to COVID-19.
As the CEO of Genevieve, a geriatric medical practice in Minnesota, the COVID-19 global pandemic was not something to which I could slowly adjust. COVID-19 hit the geriatric community hard and fast. Genevive’s specialty is in providing medical care and care management for frail older adults in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. With an average patient age over 80 years old, we care for what my predecessor called “the old old.”
Since March, critical care teams across the country have been stretched to the limit as they rushed to care for the surge of COVID-19 patients in their ICUs. They were forced to deal with an unknown threat that would infect an unknown number of patients and require as yet undefined treatments.
We have learned these five key lessons so far with regard to ICU care of COVID-19 patients.
The decision to become a physician may be motivated by numerous influences. However, at the core is the desire to care for people and the sense of purpose that comes with positively affecting the lives of others.
In moving to the provider side of orthopedics after spending decades in industry, Doug Leach has learned a valuable lesson that he wished he had known while still leading OEM engineering teams: Partner with providers. Not just the surgeon.
It’s not only patients who are demanding greater transparency around healthcare costs. It’s physicians and state and federal government officials. In just one year – January 2021 – a new federal rule will go into effect that requires all hospitals to post standard charge information, including discounted cash prices, payer-specific negotiated charges, and charges for at least 300 “shoppable” services, such as imaging, lab tests, and outpatient visits.
The Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) and the American College of Healthcare Executives have curated a magnificent array of thought leaders who serve as subject matter experts for Futurescan 2020–2025: Healthcare Trends and Implications. The annual publication is designed to help leaders and professionals in the field negotiate the path ahead for some of the major factors creating transformation in healthcare.
Will the 2020s be the roaring twenties of healthcare? There is much that remains to be seen as many questions loom over the real efficiency level of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, patient control over data and its usage, and interoperability across vendors.
Ambra Health's CEO, Morris Panner, offers insight into what 2020 -- and beyond -- could bring in radiology.
Several new trends have emerged over the past five years in the imaging and informatics field. Using the terminology from the Garter hype cycle  , some of them have not made it beyond the innovation trigger (yet), some ended up at the peak of inflated expectations, others ended up in the trough of disillusionment, and some have emerged to become somewhat mature technologies. I used the hype cycle categorization to show where the top ten trends are right now and where I believe they might end up a year from now.
Oh Medicare, you sure don’t like to make things easy for do you? Thanks to everything from payment cuts to slow-moving legislation, PTs have started venturing beyond the traditional reimbursement models and adding cash-based services to their repertoire.