COVID-19’s impact on healthcare
Setting a smart emergency preparedness strategy
for healthcare organizations.
Overnight, COVID-19 dramatically changed the way we live, work, and interact with each other. As various parts of the country have slowly reopened, the continued spread of COVID-19 requires hospitals to be “on the ready” across much of the United States. This guide provides five steps hospitals and health systems can take to respond to the current crisis while laying the groundwork for the “new normal” and support for the next crises that could arise.
As COVID-19 emerged, hospitals and health systems temporarily shut down or suspended elective procedures. While many of us were asked to shelter-in-place or practice social distancing for extended periods, essential employees could not. Provider organizations needed to not only respond, but also plan for any eventuality.
Healthcare business platforms need to account for these functions:
■ Staff Scheduling
■ Monitoring time and attendance
■ Developing new skills for employees for future career paths
■ Managing enterprise facilities
■ Locating people, assets, and supplies
■ Determining financial viability
■ Meeting regulatory interoperability requirements
■ Supporting diverse supply management models
Recommended actions If healthcare workers are unsatisfied with the culture of their organization, their role, or are concerned about their safety, they’re more likely to leave. Reducing turnover by using science-driven flight risk indicators and continuous engagement becomes part of leadership’s crucial workforce management strategies.
To create empowering experiences for the healthcare workforce, consider the following:
■Guide and analyze treasury and cash management
■Understand accurate service line and departmental profitability
■ Enable capital investment decisions based on ROI and payback calculations
■ Assist in determining appropriate growth opportunities for development and investment; highlight unprofitable business lines to divest
■ Manage merger and acquisition activity fluctuations
■Leverage accurate cost data to support value-based negotiations with payers
■Automate manual tasks
■Monitor governance risk and compliance
■Provide fraud management
Fully dedicated to our customers
Businesses are radically changing in the past several months due to COVID-19. The majority of stories people are seeing concern businesses that are closing, losing revenue, and laying off workers. However, at E3 we have increased our work efficiency since the start of the pandemic, and are actually growing with our newcomers who will be adding more value and expertise to our team. We are fully dedicated to our customers, employees, and our community. Keeping in mind we are implementing all the safety regulations and standards making sure our employees are safe. Through the power of cloud technology, businesses have ensured their continuity, which means they are accessing their business systems from anywhere (at any time), working remotely without being isolated, safeguarding the security of their cloud data, and even thriving in an unsettled time.
Challenging cloud migration myths amidst Covid-19
Myth 1: Companies should hold tight and do nothing in the wake of Covid-19 as moving IT operations to the cloud is too risky.
This is absolutely not true. While it might seem scary to overhaul IT operations at such an uncertain time and invest in cloud computing technology, there is no doubt that it will be worth it in the long run. Business leaders and IT directors are understandably apprehensive about buying into a cloud migration platform when their budgets are already strapped and the future of their business is uncertain, however, our own research has proven migrating to the cloud can have significant financial benefits.