As COVID-19 has swept across the globe, healthcare organizations and frontline workers have evolved their response to the pandemic as new information, opportunities and support become available. With care providers worldwide adapting quickly in recent months, COVID-19 has proven to be a catalyst for healthcare transformation.
On Tuesday, July 21, Philips’ Chief Medical Officer, Jan Kimpen, and Head of the Medical Office for Connected Care, Huiling Zhang, led a discussion with five healthcare leaders and frontline clinicians on “Anticipating the new normal: How hospitals are adapting in the face of COVID-19.” Sharing learnings from managing the first wave of COVID-19 patients and plans to handle the sustained challenges, the event featured insights from:
- Amy Leigh Miller, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Information Officer of Inpatient Clinical Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA
- Corey Scurlock MD, MBA, Medical Director Telehealth, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY
- David Konrad, MD, PhD, Managing Director, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
- Ira M. Cheifetz, MD FCCM FAARC, Chief, Cardiac Critical Care, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, Cleveland OH
- Nicholas S. Hill, MD, Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division, Tufts Medical Center, Boston MA
The pandemic’s tsunami effect across the globe has meant each health system has faced their own unique challenges with patient populations at different times, but several consistent themes have emerged: