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We know that you’re dealing with many decisions on how to reopen with the safety of your patients and staff in mind. We partnered with The Journal of Healthcare Contracting (JHC) to speak with physicians and healthcare supply chain experts on key challenges and protocols physician offices and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) are facing in the reopening phase.
While not everyone is on the same timeline for reopening, this podcast series was created to help you address key challenges during this phase, including personal protective equipment (PPE) supply, infection prevention, lab testing, patient engagement and staff and patient safety.
This four-part podcast series is hosted by Scott Adams of JHC and our guests include:
Our goal is to help you get back to wellness for your patients and staff and move forward into the new normal of healthcare.
In this episode, Dr. Hudson Garrett guides us through the current market dynamics and what to consider when reopening your practice, including urgent threats to consider, as well as practical ways to protect your patient and staff. He also shares his outlook on preparing for the future and how to move forward.
A key element of opening is PPE, and while Dr. Garrett shares sustainable strategies for staff, Greg Colizzi shares the challenges on the distribution side of the reopening. Together, they discuss how the market will move forward – with sustainable PPE practices, the right infection control resources and practices, COVID-19 treatment options in development, vaccines in development and the right lab testing solutions for your facility and patients.Jump to Podcast
In this episode, Scott Adams speaks to Dr. Luis Rios Jr. and Steve Dunn about key challenges facilities face in resuming elective surgeries, ranging from the ability to adhere to federal and state guidelines to patient communication and staff training. Having reopened his facility in May, Dr. Rios shares his insights on guidelines, physical distancing within his facility, the importance of communication and patient risk stratification.
Crissy Benze contributes a nationwide perspective to the conversation based on her engagements with clients across specialties, discussing protocol implementation, among other key topics. “Somebody needs to be checking at a minimum on a weekly basis with the state and the CDC for updates and guidance to see what changes need to be implemented, and that those changes are communicated to your entire staff,” says Ms. Benze.
Mr. Dunn addresses the global challenge of supplying enough PPE to meet unprecedented demand. “Customers need our consultation now more than ever to navigate these uncharted waters that we’re all experiencing together. To that end, we’ve added a PPE estimator feature to our McKesson Business Analytics℠ dashboard to help plan for the amount of PPE needed in the future based on anticipated patient volume.Jump to Podcast
In the third episode of this series, Derek Young discusses why point-of-care testing is vital to America’s healthcare system during the COVID-19 crisis. He also talks about the growing national awareness of point-of-care testing and how physician offices and labs should be thinking about better availability and quality of testing to patients, especially as the country heads into the upcoming flu season.Jump to Podcast
In part 4 of this podcast series, Marc-Oliver Wright discusses what healthcare facilities need to do and what they should expect in infection prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic, while keeping staff informed and engaged on the level of COVID-19 outbreak in your area through the CDC and state and local health agencies.Jump to Podcast
What will “back to wellness” mean in the weeks and months ahead? Clinical and supply chain experts agree that recovering from the coronavirus will demand strong leadership from physician-owners, managers and health system administrators, and expert guidance from infection preventionists, laboratory professionals and supply chain executives.