The Friday Five – Impacts of COVID-19
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While all of impacts of the global pandemic COVID-19 cannot be determined yet both the Healthcare and the HealthIT industries have been altered significantly. Drastic changes have occurred in patient care and everyday health care practices. While it may take years before all of the adverse effects come to light, this week’s Friday Five focuses on studies discussing the impacts of COVID-19.
New Report Shows How COVID-19 Could Impact Tech in Healthcare
HealthIT Answers (@healthitanswers) details a new report from the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center (@UCBLaborCenter) and Working Partnerships USA (@wpusanews) released shows how technology is likely to impact job quality in healthcare and suggests that technological adoption may accelerate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “Technological Change in Health Care Delivery: Its Drivers and Consequences for Work and Workers,” also finds that the pandemic could provide a wind of opportunity to shift the dominant strategy for technological adoption in health care toward a “work centered” approach. The current approach is likely to lead to increased surveillance, micro-managing, and worker deskilling, as technologies are used to cut costs. A work-centered approach would instead allow workers to have a say in how new technologies are introduced, to receive training to develop new skills, and ensure their job quality isn’t diminished.
— Health IT Answers (@healthitanswers) July 26, 2020
Multigenerational Survey On Life During COVID-19 Finds Millennials Most Impacted
Healthinsurance.com’s (@hlthinsurance) most recent COVID-19 survey states that telemedicine usage, financial insecurity, healthcare technology, and a digital detox are topics included. Highlights include: Telemedicine Usage and COVID-19: Now vs. Then; COVID-19 and the Digital World; Coronavirus Vaccine, Masks and More; The State of Healthcare, and Economy and Finances During COVID-19. Click here to download the complete multigenerational survey results broken down by generation.
The #pandemic has impacted people in many ways including job losses, health issues, and lockdowns.
— healthinsurance.com (@hlthinsurance) August 19, 2020
Primary Care & COVID-19: Week 18 Survey
Primary Care Collaborative (@PCPCC) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. They publish weekly survey results and updates on Primary Care and COVID-19. Check out this week’s results here and the executive summary here. Are you a physician, nurse practitioner, or PA working in primary care? Help PCC and the Larry A. Green Center track how your practice is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak by completing the Green Center’s biweekly survey. Next survey opens September 4.
COVID-19 Physician and Advanced Practitioner Survey
Locum Tenens’ (@LocumTenens_com) 2020 Survey Report on COVID-19 Physician and Advanced Practitioner Survey details what the healthcare practitioners think of the current and future state of the healthcare industry. Statistics in the report include: employment status due to COVID-19, effects of COVID-19 on independent practice owners, telehealth adoption during pandemic, COVID-19 Effects on patient visits and care, mental health concerns grow for patients, Mental health concerns increase for physicians and advanced practitioners, and opinions on the future of healthcare as the pandemic continues.
Nursing Homes Incurring Significant Costs and Financial Hardship in Response to COVID-19
American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living (@ahcancal) reports findings from their survey: Nursing Homes Incurring Significant Costs and Financial Hardship in Response to COVID-19 in an executive summary.
— AHCA/NCAL (@ahcancal) August 26, 2020