From revised check-in processes to bedside videoconferencing, a range of new efforts are focused on safety and efficiency.
As more patients return to receiving in-person services, healthcare organizations are taking new measures to support social distancing and are isolating high-risk individuals.
The efforts aren’t just for safety; they’re critical to curb the $161.4 billion revenue loss U.S. nonfederal hospitals saw in the first four months of the pandemic. A recent Deloitte survey likewise found only 51 percent of healthcare consumers said their health plan gave them a feeling of confidence about their safety during the COVID-19 crisis.
Large or small, the precautions often reflect a two-pronged approach.