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By Mickey LeRoy, RA, LEED AP & Timothy Hsu, MHSA Social media healthcare channels and email lists are bursting with articles on “surge planning” and invitations to online discussions about the post-pandemic return of patients. While valuable, what is only beginning to emerge from these discussions is a longer view understanding of what “the new normal” looks like for healthcare facilities. …
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with cancer received care in three settings: hospital inpatient, hospital emergency room, and the outpatient clinic. But just as the pandemic overturned deep-rooted barriers to telehealth uptake, it also brought renewed attention to the hospital-at-home model.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the cancer screening rate. While telemedicine has facilitated care delivery, there is a need for programs aimed at promoting screening. This understanding prompted Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center in Iowa to launch a initiative that has excelled in increasing their colorectal screening rates, and facilitated the provision …
As it did other healthcare systems, the COVID-19 pandemic hit ChristianaCare unexpectedly. But the members of ChristianaCare’s Community Health Outreach and Education team had already laid critical groundwork that enabled them to quickly reach local at-risk and vulnerable populations when they needed it most. Reaching the Underserved ChristianaCare’s Community Health Outreach and Education Program …