There isn’t a person that hasn’t been impacted by the pandemic, but what we can do is grow from the challenges we face and share what we’ve learned along the way.
The past year has definitely presented many challenges. There isn’t a person that hasn’t been impacted by the pandemic. But what we can do now is grow from the challenges we face and share what we’ve learned along the way. As our team reflected upon the changes that occurred over the past year we wanted to better understand what practices might remain in place. To that end we conducted a survey of medical professionals. While some of the effects were negative, many other changes are turning out to have been valuable learning opportunities that will positively improve healthcare for the future. Below is a sampling of what we learned.
When asked about how they worked through the pandemic, the medical professionals consistently answered that adaptability was a reoccurring response.
- 82% of practice operations, during the heights of COVID in 2020, were moderately or significantly impacted by the pandemic.
- 63% adopted new efficiencies – such as contactless check-in and check-out, online registration processes and telemedicine appointment options.